I have known Ted Hoffstatter and his wife Debra for many years. I've worked in the corporate arena for over 30 years and live in Westport. Ted is a teacher who prepared under the former state Beginning Educator Support and Training program, and he is a talented actor. What has always impressed me about Ted's work in government is that he is tough with numbers and budgets, and at the same time, he works well with stakeholders on all sides to come to positive resolutions on difficult issues. Someone with Ted's skill set could be a star in the private sector, but he is now choosing to run for office to make government more effective. Ted has a back bone. He takes real stands on issues that do not always adhere to party politics. He will fight for union concessions in tough budget seasons, and then for the environment. He is a true leader who we need in Hartford as our State Representative.

Suzanne Lee

Westport