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To the Editor:
My wife, Kimberly Staley and I took advantage of a great fall day to host a meet and greet with Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim at our residence on Farm Hill Road in West Hartford on Saturday, September 23. The Mayor is exploring a run for Governor of Connecticut and has been traveling the state to meet residents of all Connecticut’s cities and towns, listen to their concerns, spread his message, and gather support. The sixty or so people in attendance enjoyed an opportunity to go beyond the headlines, meet Joe Ganim in person, and listen to him as he laid out a positive vision for the future of Connecticut.
Those who know me know that I am not normally active politically. My wife, Kimberly has been working closely with Mayor Ganim for more than a year now in her position as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Bridgeport. As a result, she has first-hand knowledge of the Mayor’s commitment and capability.
We all know that the next Governor will be facing major challenges, and that there are some prominent democrats who have decided against a run for Governor. Mayor Ganim is not afraid of standing up and tackling those difficult problems. He is working to find solutions that will have a positive impact for residents, businesses, and the overall future of state. He inherited challenges that included bankruptcy as the Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest city, and moved quickly to turn things around by addressing the critical issues head-on. He has also shown great personal fortitude and resilience in his life and career, and I believe those traits will serve him well as Governor. I am respectfully asking that my friends in West Hartford visit www.ganim2018.com and give Mayor Ganim a fair chance to earn your vote.