I first met Gail Lavielle when she was running for her first term. My initial reaction was "I really like this person."

Now, as her service clearly demonstrates, she is also a most impressive State Representative. Why?

She is a fighter. She fought all tax increases, unfunded school mandates, and early release for violent felons.

She is a diplomat. She always willing to listen and understands the fine art of getting things done -- a scarce and valuable skill in Hartford.

She is experienced. In 20 years of private sector work, she has met a payroll, hired, mentored and made the tough decisions.

She cares. Gail is always there, available to help residents, and at town events, storms and ribbon cuttings.

Vote for Gail. Keep this accomplished representative working for Connecticut.

Pat Belote