To the editor:
Each election cycle, we wish for candidates who are interested in the problems of the people and not the special interests. And each year we vote the incumbents back into office to represent the same vested interests.
This year there is no excuse. This year, there truly is a candidate not beholden to any special interests running. He is running for state representative from the 30th district, representing Southington and Berlin.
That candidate is Chris Morelli. At age 19, Morelli has taken on the task of trying to make his town and state better by running for office. He recognizes that his generation will ultimately be left with the mammoth bills being run up by the entrenched Democrat-controlled government.
You may or may not have heard that Morelli refused to accept the matching public election financing grant of $28,150 that he was entitled to under state law, choosing to run his campaign with the money that he raised himself from small donors, putting himself at a huge financial disadvantage vis-à-vis his opponent. How many other candidates refused to use the hard working taxpayers of Connecticut to fund their campaigns?
Morelli is running a positive campaign, identifying differences between himself and his opponent without resorting to any personal attacks.
His ideas for the future of Connecticut are his own, unfiltered by the prism of partisanship. If Morelli hears an idea he thinks will help the people of Connecticut he will get behind it regardless of where it came from, and hopefully there will be a new class of legislator who would do the same when Morelli puts forth his ideas to get Connecticut moving and back to where it belongs, at the forefront of a challenging new era.
To all of you who want a candidate not bought and paid for by any group with ulterior motives, who has only the best interests of the people of Connecticut at heart, the choice is easy. Return the tired and stale status quo or elect a true agent of change. Vote for Morelli.
James C. Vardilos II, Southington