To the Editor:

As a member of the Democratic Town Committee, I have had the opportunity to see Andy Grossman as a fellow committee member,

as a contributing member of the Economic Development Commission and, most currently, as the Democratic candidate for state representative.

He has a high level of commitment and invests a great deal of energy into his political life.

In addition, Andy represents a strong opportunity for New Milford to work hand in hand with the Democratic majority in the state legislature.

As a case in point, his tenure on the EDC makes him uniquely positioned to support New Milford's case to bring business opportunities our way.

He is also the father of a child being educated here in New Milford's public schools. On that point, he brings a strong commitment to strengthen public education here and throughout the state.

Andy presents an opportunity for New Milford to gain from his depth of knowledge of local issues, in addition to bringing a fresh approach to the Connecticut house.

Gene Schilling

New Milford