Letter: Wood’s Contributions and efforts impact every part of our town

“I’d like to offer a little quiz to your readers to give a sense of how much State Representative Terrie Wood does for our town:

  •  Do your kids go to (or did they go to) our top-rated public schools?
  •  Do you enjoy our parks, beaches and beautiful open spaces?
  •  Do you shop at or own one of the hundreds of vibrant small businesses in the area?
  •  Have you supported or benefited from the multitude of community social services?

Assuming the answer is “Yes” to most if not all of these questions gives one a sense of the significant and positive impact that Terrie Wood has had on this community, not only as our state representative but also as a mother, volunteer, community leader and former business owner.

As a 37-year long resident of Darien (and four years in Rowayton!), Terrie Wood has experienced first hand, worked tirelessly and championed the following causes to make our town a better place for all: Darien Land Trust, Darien Environmental Group Board, DHS Referendum for new DHS, Darien Library, Person-to-Person, ABC, and Darien Nature Center, just to name a few. She not only talks the talk, but she has truly walked the walk.

Yes, there is much more to do. We need to face and curtail an alarming rise of opioid addiction. We need to ensure that our schools and special education continue to improve and stay innovative.  And Connecticut most certainly needs to become more business friendly and fiscally prudent. Terrie Wood has been at the forefront of these issues in Hartford on our behalf.

With years of experience as an elected official at the local and state level, she is the epitome of leadership — level headed, uses common sense, fights for what’s right, works well as a bipartisan legislator, is fiscally and socially responsible, and she always takes the high road. Our national leaders could learn much from Terrie Wood.

It’s a “no brainer” decision for me as to who best can represent Darien and Rowayton: Terrie Wood.”

Nancy Sheed

This letter also appeared in the Darien Times on September 23, 2016

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