To the Editor:

In the Democratic primary this Tuesday, Tom McCarthy is the only candidate who has held elective office for over 15 years, has been the leader of a legislative body, and has a proven track record of economic and community development.

As a former state senator I worked with Tom on projects from parks and schools to making Steelpointe a reality. His efforts to improve his community have already earned him a good reputation in Hartford as an honest, dedicated advocate - someone who knows what our area needs and knows how to get it done.

Tom is the party-endorsed Democrat, having received the overwhelming support of delegates from Bridgeport, Monroe and Trumbull. I also enthusiastically endorse Tom and hope that all registered Democrats in those towns will support him. I have no doubt that he will continue to listen to his constituents and work for our benefit every day. His experience, temperament and dedication will make him a great state senator.

Anthony Musto