I have known Jane Garibay for years through my work at a local hotel in Windsor and the main thing that has stood out to me is her compassion when it comes to community involvement. Jane has a big heart and that really showed with her involvement in organizing the Nightmare on Broad Street and Project Santa events in Windsor. She has a tremendous empathetic streak that allows her to truly do what is best for the most vulnerable members of our community and successfully organize events that center those people. When I first heard that she was running for state representative I was ecstatic because I knew that our communities and our state needed a public servant like Jane. When the pandemic struck back in March, I, like many of you, was so scared about what would happen to our state and our country. However, there was a little part of me that always remained hopeful knowing that Jane was our state representative. The work that she has done for her entire life has set her up to be a fierce and successful advocate for our communities at the state level. This is such a difficult time but I have total faith that we are going to make it through stronger than ever because of the hard work that Jane has done and will continue to do for us. I ask you to please vote for my friend Jane Garibay this upcoming Tuesday. Together, we can do this!
This past summer Tropical Storm Isaias hit the Windsor and Windsor Locks communities at a very inopportune time. We were in the middle of a pandemic and residents all across Connecticut had just been shocked to hear that their Eversource energy bill rates had been jacked up. All of this occurred as the CEO of Eversource took a $3 million pay raise within the past year. In the immediate aftermath of the storm I was really impressed by the way that my friend and our state representative Jane Garibay was there for residents in need, was supportive of the linemen and Eversource workers, and was proactive about calling out Eversource for the disservice that they were doing to the hard working people of the 60th district and the state.
Jane drove around our towns and made herself available to folks who needed help. She stopped all campaigning and hooked people up with the municipal and state resources that they needed in order to make it through that difficult time. Furthermore, she pushed for and voted to pass legislation in a special legislative session that expanded regulatory authority over Eversource, ensuring that they will have to pay for any future mistakes that they make in their response to power outages in the state. Contrary to what has been suggested on some online forums, this was Jane’s first ever vote on Eversource, as she was not a legislator the last time major legislation was taken up regarding public utilities oversight. In fact Scott Storms, Jane’s opponent this year and a former legislator, voted in favor of a bill in 2017 that gave Eversource the leeway to raise rates on their customers.
Jane Garibay knows how to fight for the working people of the 60th district and I endorse her for re-election this upcoming Tuesday. Get out and vote!
I was first introduced to Jane by Peggy Sayers, a legislator that I greatly admired and did a wonderful job representing Windsor Locks and Windsor. The first thing that truly struck me about Jane was her commitment to being a representative for all of the people of our district. One experience that I will always remember was when Jane came to knock on my door during her 2018 primary campaign. She was so kind, knowledgeable and down-to-earth. On top of that I could tell that no matter what her political views were she was a values-driven person that cared about helping everyone. That is the kind of person that we need helping our communities during this difficult time. Our country needs more politicians who are willing to put people above party, and that is what Jane does. I am excited to endorse my friend and our state representative Jane Garibay!