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Message from State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest: Ways to Stay Connected 

State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest of West Hartford (D-19th District), has a message of thanks to constituents and advice about how to connect with her.

Submitted by Jillian Gilchrest

As we approach the one-year mark of my serving as your State Representative, I want to express my gratitude and offer ways to connect with me.

Thank you for electing me to represent you at our State Capitol. This position affords me the opportunity to connect with constituents, research policy solutions, and collaborate with colleagues from across our state. Connecticut is facing some major challenges and difficult decisions must be made, but our state, and West Hartford, have so much to offer. We are a small state, but we are mighty. I recognize the magnitude of the responsibility you have given me and for that I am grateful.

Since beginning my two-year term last January, I have offered a variety of ways for residents to engage in the legislative process. These include in-district “town hall” discussions, one-on-one meetings at public locations in town or at my Hartford office, “Run With Your Rep” and “Walk & Talk” events in Elizabeth Park, door knocking, e-newsletters, and Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts.

I believe there are many ways for Connecticut to be more efficient and therefore I will not be sending a traditional hard copy newsletter through the mail because I think it is an unnecessary expense. For that reason, I have left hard copy materials at the West Hartford public libraries and the West Hartford Senior Center. I also have a website that is updated regularly.

My role as your State Representative is to represent you at the Capitol. I want to hear from you. If you have a concern, suggestion, question or idea, I am happy to meet with you to discuss. If a meeting is not your thing, please send me an email. If you’re more interested in receiving information than sharing, check out my e-newsletter, website, or social media. All are great ways to keep informed on what’s happening at the Capitol and to learn when the next “town hall events” are taking place.

For more information on how to get connected, please see the links below.

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