On Nov. 4, Tolland has an opportunity to elect Rick Field to be our state representative for the 53rd House District (Ashford, Tolland, and Willington).
Serving us, as well as Willington and Ashford, Field will bring a wealth of municipal experience to Hartford.
Field is serving his sixth two-year term on the Tolland Town Council, having previously served three two-year terms on Tolland’s Board of Education.
His time on the council has shown true leadership and bipartisanship. In his fifth term on the Town Council, Field openly accepted an invitation to serve as co-chair despite being in the minority party, primarily due to his experience and his willingness to put the people of Tolland over political ideology and polemics. At a time when Washington is in constant gridlock, Tolland, Willington, and Ashford need someone who will rise above the pettiness and deliver results.
And Field has delivered. His time on Town Council and the Board of Education has helped keep our tax burdens low, preserve over 1,300 acres of open space for conservation trails and farmland, establish Tolland’s first Agriculture Commission, and lead the charge to build Birch Grove Elementary and Tolland High School.
His tireless efforts on these issues and many more have placed Tolland on the map as a top small-town to live in across America (2005, 2009, and 2011).
In Hartford, he’ll work with town leaders across the 53rd so that together we will continue to make Connecticut a fantastic place to raise your family and build a career.
Having lived in Tolland for 17 years myself and knowing Field for several of those years, he has the character, passion, and experience to serve us as our state representative in Hartford honorably. I hope you will join me on Nov. 4 to make the right choice. Let’s elect Field to be our state rep.
The writer is chairman of the Tolland Democratic Town Committee.