I have been fortunate enough to know Jonathan Steinberg and his extended family for nearly 50 years. Like me, Jonathan grew up in Westport and is now raising his own family here. As a result, there are not too many people who know Westport and its citizens as well as Jonathan does. More importantly, there are not many who have done as much for it and are as actively in involved in it as he is.

His membership on the RTM, his leadership positions on the downtown planning committee and the Westport Cinema Initiative, and his current service as our state representative show that Jonathan is one of those rare people who not only care about Westport and it's future but are actually taking the lead in doing something constructive about it.

What Hartford needs now is less bickering and political posturing and more of a genuine effort to do what is best for our state and its people. Jonathan has a demonstrated track record of rolling up his sleeves and doing the hard work that needs to be done. He is uniquely qualified to represent us. Please join me in supporting him for a second term on Nov. 6.

Andrew B. Nevas

Westport