To the Editor:

Being a candidate for the 134th State Representative District was a true privilege and I will always be grateful to all the incredible people I met along the way. Thank you to all those who supported and volunteered for me and thank you to everyone who opened their doors and hearts to me. My only regret is that I will not have the opportunity to be your voice in Hartford, but I will not stop advocating on behalf of our community, our state and our country simply because I did not become an elected official.

I will continue to use my voice, my passion and my skills to fight for a better future for all of us and most importantly for our children. I encourage all of you to do the same. If there is an issue you care about, stand up for it. If you see someone in need, help them. If there is a candidate you want to represent you, fight for them. Never forget that your voice matters, you just have to use it.

I wish Laura Devlin the best of luck in representing the people of Fairfield and Trumbull. The challenges we face are daunting, but the people of this state will rise to the challenge, as they always do.

I never anticipated meeting and caring for so many wonderful people. I look forward to seeing all my new friends in the community. In this campaign, I have gained so much more than I lost. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to me.

Tara Cook-Littman