To the editor:
I love the state of Connecticut. I’ve grown up here and love both its unique New England weather and the opportunities that it has afforded me. My parents were both born and raised here, my father in Southington. However, like many, I see that things are changing in our state, and not for the better.
Every day a new story is written about struggling workers, struggling businesses, or a government struggling to balance its budget. Young people are leaving in search of opportunity while retirees are doing the same to escape over-taxation. Major employers that could boost our state economy and bring jobs are instead going elsewhere because of our business climate, one of the worst in the entire country.
Meanwhile, small businesses struggle under this same business climate and lack the resources that big businesses possess to cope with it. How many Connecticut businesses have never gotten off the ground simply because of our excessive taxes and regulations?
For me, there’s no question that something needs to change. I’m not here to play the blame game or point fingers. I am here to say that regardless of party affiliation, we need to come together to solve the problems facing our state. I have plans to solve these problems, to control state spending, to cut taxes, to reform regulation and more.
Together we can take advantage of a changing American economy to make sure that our state is affordable and opportunity is available. With the nominating convention fast approaching, it is with great excitement and an eye to the future of our state that I announce that I am seeking the Republican endorsement for State Representative here in the 30th district.
I look forward to meeting with and talking to people around town. Anyone interested in reaching me, can find me on social media or reach me at (860)839-3755.
Chris Morelli, Southington