To the Editor:

This year we have a great opportunity to send a clear voice to Hartford for our representative to the state legislature.

We have Cecilia Buck Taylor, business owner, employer, Town Council member and longtime civic volunteer in numerous community organizations.

She would bring a voice to Hartford that has for too long been ignored, that of moderation and fiscal conservatism.

Our children cannot afford to live here and they head to states that offer a brighter future.

Our seniors cannot afford to stay here with the high property tax burden that hurts those on a fixed income.

And if you don't have work ... forget it.

We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the United States. It is time to change things in Hartford and Cecilia is the person to do it.

Janice Hansel

New Milford