With so much at stake this election season, it's important that we choose our leaders wisely. Which is why state Rep. Gail Lavielle is deserving of reelection in the 143rd District.

During her first term in office, Gail has worked tirelessly to represent our district's interests. I've had the pleasure of speaking with her on occasion, and have been continually impressed by her leadership on issues ranging from education reform to budget matters to transportation/infrastructure. Gail does her homework, and as a teacher myself, I give her high marks for her complete command of the issues.

I have also been impressed by her dedication to her constituents. Gail is present at every town event, and is completely accessible to any resident in need of assistance or wishing to share an opinion.

Gail Lavielle has served us well during her first term, and I am proud to support her campaign for reelection.

Roseann DeSimone

Wilton