To the Editor:
My husband and I are longtime residents of Trumbull and Democrats who whole-heartedly support Republican State Representative David Rutigliano in his current re-election campaign in the 123rd district. We consider ourselves to be independent thinkers, and we won’t hesitate to cross party lines if we believe the candidate is right for the job. We have known David for twelve years, and we have faith in him as a leader and a politician; he inspires us to think beyond political parties and toward the relevant issues affecting our lives and community. We know David as a neighbor and family man who, along with his wife Michele, has welcomed our children and us into his home many times; David treats his constituents in the same neighborly way he has embraced our family.