Trumbull Democrats

First Selectman Vicki Tesoro Endorses Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox for 123rd District

Our problems are real. The people we elect often seem more interested in finger pointing and playing the blame game instead of engaging in constructive dialogue and seeking common ground. Our politics need to be different and that begins with electing people who are prepared to think and act differently.  Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox is ready, willing, and able to do just that.

First Selectman Vicki Tesoro

Sujata believes that new tolls and more taxes are not the answer. She also knows that making wild promises of tax cuts without a plan to pay for them is a recipe for disaster. She knows that it is easy to blame others, like Unions or rich people for our problems. She also knows that unless we put aside the sound bites, get serious, speak frankly, and recognize that without shared, fair sacrifice between parties, nothing will get done.

Sujata understands that gun violence is a plague and to solve that problem we need to throw away talking points and engage in a comprehensive approach that BOTH treats the mental health and social elements of the problem and enacts laws that keeps guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. As a legal scholar, she believes that we can have effective, sensible gun legislation without violating the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. We can do that when we start talking to each other and not at each other. Sujata is the kind of person who will bridge that gap.

A word about her opponent. You will not hear anything negative from Sujata’s campaign. She respects citizens who take the time and make the effort to serve our Town. Citizens who, like Sujata and her opponent, are good family people, work hard, volunteer, and have the best interests of our Community at heart. Both Sujata and I thank her opponent for his service. This is not about voting against her opponent but instead voting FOR Sujata who represents new approaches and a fresh perspective. She will keep the best of what we have and offer new ideas for difficult problems.

Fulbright Scholar, legal expert, professor, wife, mother and taxpaying citizen of Trumbull, Sujata has the energy, drive, intellect and compassion to be an excellent State Representative. Sujata represents a new kind of politics. Politics where different experiences and perspectives, free of political party constraints and free of special interests, can be brought to bear for the benefit of all. Please take the time to get to know Sujata and most important of all, vote on November 6.

Vicki Tesoro (D)

First Selectman

This is a repost of a Trumbull Times letter to the editor found here:

Vicki Tesoro and Ashley Gaudiano

First Selectman Vicki Tesoro Endorses Ashley Gaudiano for 134th District

Over the last several years, I had the privilege of getting to know Ashley Gaudiano, a Trumbull small business owner and lawyer with two small children in our public schools.

Vicki Tesoro

I first met Ashley at town events and meetings where she was volunteering her time to learn more about the issues impacting Trumbull. It was clear from the start that she was a natural leader, incredibly smart, and unbelievably hardworking.

In 2017, unhappy with the tone in town government, she decided to run as part of my ticket for Trumbull Town Council, knocking doors, attending meetings, and becoming an integral part of making Trumbull government more inclusive, positive, and transparent.

Over the past year, I’ve watched her in action as a member of our Town Council working tirelessly on behalf of all of us. Ashley is at every meeting and is a critical piece of the work we’re doing to move our town forward.

When I think of the qualities that our State Representative should demonstrate, Ashley has them all. Principled, a good listener, and committed to a government where working together to find the right answer is of paramount importance.

Solving our state’s issues will require that kind of endless energy, hard work, and focus that Ashley possesses. While some are content to point fingers and lay blame on others, Ashley is committed to finding solutions. She has the tenacity and passion needed to fight for our community in Hartford and bring back actionable results.

Now is the time to elect someone who will be an advocate for all of us. As we saw here in Trumbull, citizens are hungry for a new type of politics — one that focuses on public service over partisanship and is dedicated to hearing every side of an issue and working towards the best solution for everyone.

Ashley embodies this new type of politics. And if elected as State Representative for the 134th District, she will bring it to Hartford and make Trumbull proud. Please join me in supporting her on November 6.

Vicki Tesoro (D)

First Selectman

This is a repost of a Trumbull Times letter to the editor found here: