Westport voters are fortunate to have a candidate with the intelligence, work ethic and values of state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg.

Anyone who was in the audience at the candidate forum recently at Earthplace quickly understood that Jonathan thoroughly understands and appreciates the environmental challenges facing residents of Fairfield County. He has been a champion for the Harborwatch program at Earthplace, which is on the front line in monitoring water quality in our area. He is a friend of Earthplace and its role of providing nature-based education as well as maintaining a key tract of open space in a highly developed region. In addition to his work as an environmental steward, I worked with Jonathan when he was on the RTM in Westport. He was an attentive, committed and hardworking public servant, known for having done his homework and asking the hard questions.

Jonathan has worked hard on behalf of the residents of Westport and deserves to be re-elected. I am pleased to endorse his candidacy.

Faith Taylor

Westport