I am writing to express my strong support for the re-election of State Representative Jane Garibay for the 60th Assembly District. As a retired educator and longtime Connecticut Education Association member with over 30 years of service, I want a candidate who fights for students, their families and teachers. Jane has proven, again and again, to be that person.

 

Jane’s Co-Sponsorship and votes, on the passage of bills SB 1-Paid Family Medical Leave and HB 5004-Increasing the Minimum Wage ($15 an hour by 2023), will have a direct and positive impact on everyone in our community, especially our children.

 

A founding member of the Windsor Education Foundation, she continues to volunteer as a Board Member, demonstrating her continued support for education. Her collaboration with WEF, community members and businesses, has secured over $140,000 in grant funds for special projects proposed by teachers in the Windsor School System. These projects have supported STEM, the arts, humanities, trade education, athletics, community service, social programs and more.

 

As past President of the Windsor Board of Education and The Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Jane knows how to form partnerships between schools and the business community that benefit our students. Programs like Business Fueling Minds and Back Packs for Kids are perfect examples of the creative solutions she’s developed that continue on, because they truly meet the needs of our community’s children.

 

Jane Garibay has all of the qualities I want in a state Representative; she’s tireless, caring, creative and dedicated to service.  She listens to her constituents, has great integrity and is willing to take fearless action on behalf of others. Please join me in voting for her in November!

Lisa Rampulla Bress

Windsor