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Article Published September 23, 2020

Experience, Drive, and Integrity

By Laura Colebank

Our district needs an intelligent, experienced leader who gets timely results to represent us at the state level. For this reason I’m writing to encourage readers to vote for Christine Goupil for state representative of the 35th House District for the towns of Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook.

In just two years as Clinton’s first selectman, Christine achieved significant results. After the first developer for the old Morgan school project fell through, she found a qualified developer and closed the deal. The Indian River Landing plan is exciting, attractive, and about to begin development.

She worked on and was awarded a wastewater capacity grant for the Unilever property. It allowed for a developer to work with the town and Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to determine the property’s potential and profitability. A developer closed on the property and it’s currently under development.

She promised to get the stalled train station upgrade project underway, and she did. It’ll bring approximately eight new daily train stops to Clinton and make commuting more convenient and downtown more attractive to young professionals.

These accomplishments will result in lower taxes through increased revenue for Clinton, new jobs, and provide incentives for families to move to Clinton.

By the end of her first term, Christine successfully led Clinton to a town manager-town council form of government, a huge accomplishment that put her out of a job. But she knew it was in the town’s best interest and what voters wanted.

Christine will take her experience, drive, and integrity to Hartford to get more results to fuel our economy, lead the fight for equity, increase energy efficiency, and protect our environment—everything our district needs to grow and cultivate vibrant communities.

I hope your readers will join me in voting for Christine Goupil on Nov. 3.

Laura Colebank