Tesoro: Gaudiano will make Trumbull proud

First Selectman Vicki Tesoro
First Selectman Vicki Tesoro

Over the last several years, I had the privilege of getting to know Ashley Gaudiano, a Trumbull small business owner and lawyer with two small children in our public schools.

I first met Ashley at town events and meetings where she was volunteering her time to learn more about the issues impacting Trumbull. It was clear from the start that she was a natural leader, incredibly smart, and unbelievably hardworking.  

In 2017, unhappy with the tone in town government, she decided to run as part of my ticket for Trumbull Town Council, knocking doors, attending meetings, and becoming an integral part of making Trumbull government more inclusive, positive, and transparent.

Over the past year, I've watched her in action as a member of our Town Council working tirelessly on behalf of all of us. Ashley is at every meeting and is a critical piece of the work we're doing to move our town forward.

When I think of the qualities that our State Representative should demonstrate, Ashley has them all. Principled, a good listener, and committed to a government where working together to find the right answer is of paramount importance.

Solving our state's issues will require that kind of endless energy, hard work, and focus that Ashley possesses. While some are content to point fingers and lay blame on others, Ashley is committed to finding solutions. She has the tenacity and passion needed to fight for our community in Hartford and bring back actionable results.

Now is the time to elect someone who will be an advocate for all of us. As we saw here in Trumbull, citizens are hungry for a new type of politics — one that focuses on public service over partisanship and is dedicated to hearing every side of an issue and working towards the best solution for everyone.   

Ashley embodies this new type of politics. And if elected as State Representative for the 134th District, she will bring it to Hartford and make Trumbull proud. Please join me in supporting her on November 6.  

Vicki Tesoro (D)

First Selectman