Terrie Wood

BECAUSE WORKING TOGETHER WORKS

What Being Republican Means To Me

October 28, 2020

I recently received this very thoughtful question from a constituent: “How do I reconcile the actions of the Republican Party, nationally (which I deem to be divisive and counter to the progress of women and minorities), with the intentions and actions of the local party (which I deem to be more in alignment with unity…

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Here’s What I Want For You and Connecticut

October 21, 2020

It’s common sense really… In running for State Representative again, I am seeking change in Hartford: Rational, thoughtful, evidence-based policy-making Accountability and transparency from every level of government Voluntary collaboration of the public and private sector We all deserve this in our beautiful state. Let’s work together to find common sense solutions! The stakes are…

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State Control of Local Zoning

October 15, 2020

In recent polling, Connecticut scores high on quality of life and low on affordability. As our state economy continues to struggle, the latest “fix” coming out of Hartford is state control of local zoning. This is purportedly to address issues of housing affordability and opportunity. Yes, Hartford would be in charge of making decisions on zoning in…

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Recent Endorsements

October 14, 2020

I am honored to be endorsed by the following organizations for this year’s election: Independent Party of Connecticut I’m grateful to be endorsed by the Independent Party of Connecticut. They recognize my dedication of putting people and good policy over politics…good idea is a good idea regardless of party. I’ve always served — and will…

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We Share The Same Values

October 9, 2020

I am not alone… There are several people on this years’ election ballot who believe in the same things that I do: Smaller, bottom up government Local control Accountability Quality education for all Affordability I’d like to introduce you to a couple of women running for local state senate seats who will bring these ideals…

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Balance, Accountability and Working Together: Why Isn’t This Happening in Hartford?

September 22, 2020

Where is the common ground and common sense? From the hundreds of conversations I’ve had, 80 – 85% of us fit a “moderate middle” description: center right on state fiscal issues and center left on social issues. So why is it that the very far left in our state carries such weight in setting public…

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Campaign Season is Heating Up

September 10, 2020

As campaign season is heating up, I created this brief video to help voters understand what I stand for, what I’m focused on, and how I work in Hartford. Affordability, local control of education, public safety, and more… Let’s work together to find common sense solutions, because working together works.

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It Takes Courage

August 12, 2020

This op-ed originally appeared in The Darien Times on August 11th, 2020. Campaign season is often a time for unfortunate behavior to surface… It’s disappointing that conversations on key issues become twisted beyond the truth. Fabrications are made to fit the narrative of the opposition to suit their goals. In a less than two-minute conversation with…

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Not Typical Times

June 23, 2020

We live in extraordinary times. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our lives came to a standstill with shelter-in-place orders on March 14th. Following this public health and economic crisis came the national debate on racial disparities and police accountability. Every one of us has been directly impacted. It’s a time to feel sobered and…

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2020 Campaign Announcement

May 20, 2020

I’m pleased to announce that I will be running again for state representative in the 141st district, Darien, Norwalk and Rowayton. I am truly honored to have served you these past years and look again to bring my legislative experience in Hartford to bear on solving the challenges we now all face right here. We…

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