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.

He is a tough-minded individual who defends his beliefs with conviction and will at the same time give you the shirt off his back if you need it. Those of us who are fortunate to know David well are aware that he is guided by a spirit of generosity and kindness in all aspects of his life.

As a successful small business owner he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, and we are confident in his ability to generate ideas that will create jobs, improve our economy and avoid waste.

We will be enthusiastically casting our vote for him on November 4th, and we know that if he is re-elected, he will continue to serve the people of our district in a responsible and thoughtful manner.

Lynn Haber