Randy Klein 3-28-16

Letter: State Rep Candidate Randy Klein Thanks Supporters, Residents

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To the Editor:

It was a privilege to run as a candidate for state representative for the 141st District. I’d like to thank all of you who supported my candidacy, whether you wrote a letter, hosted a lawn sign, made phone calls on my behalf or voted for me. I’d also like to thank the residents who took the time to discuss their concerns with me as I knocked on doors throughout our district. The experience of running was rewarding in so many ways. Again thank you for your support.

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Final Letters to the Editor on Darien Elections

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Here are the final letters to the editor about candidates for election:

A note from the editor: Apologies for publishing these letters so late. I’ve been sick for weeks (but getting better, slowly) and didn’t have the energy to get them published earlier. — David Gurliacci

Klein’s Experience in Business Will Help in State Legislature

To the editor:

While serving as Darien’s First Selectwoman, Evonne Klein knew it wasn’t enough to just talk about a problem, you actually had to do something to fix it.  She brought a non-partisan approach to getting things done, and today, our town is better off for it. As our next state representative, her husband, Randy Klein, will bring the same solutions-oriented approach to state government.  Instead of talking about traffic congestion and blaming others for our budget deficits, Randy will bring his decades of experience as a business owner in the transportation field to the table to deliver results for Darien. His plan to consolidate government resources, cap the governor’s bonding authority and re-negotiate the State’s most costly pension obligations will go a long way to fixing our budget.  Lets elect Randy Klein for State Representative on Nov.

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Letter: Klein Has Ideas That Will Help Connecticut’s Economy

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Darienite.com accepts letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. Randy Klein, a Democrat, is challenging Republican state Rep. Terrie Wood in the 141st House District:

To the editor:

Connecticut faces many challenges as we approach Election Day.  The budget, transportation and pension reform all require immediate, and meaningful action.  Our current state representative has had eight years to address these problems, and her service is appreciated.

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Letter: Support for Klein’s Plan to Get Connecticut Economy Moving

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Darienite.com accepts letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. Randy Klein, a Democrat, is challenging Republican state Rep. Terrie Wood in the 141st House District:

To the editor:

I support Randy Klein’s three point plan to get Connecticut’s economy moving again.  Randy knows the importance of a balanced budget.

Randy Klein 3-28-16

Klein Knocks on 3,500th Door, Gets Endorsement from Spencer McIlmurray

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State representative candidate Randy Klein has knocked on his 3,500th door as part of a voter outreach program that began back in May. Klein owns a small business in Norwalk and lives in Darien. “From the very first day that I decided to run for office until now, I have been motivated by one central goal – to speak with as many residents of Darien, Rowayton, and Norwalk as possible about the issues that matter most to them,” Klein said Thursday. __________
— This is a news release from Randy Klein’s campaign. __________
“I use the opportunities to hear how people think their representation could work most effectively for them in Hartford.”

McIlmurray Endorsement
Last week, Klein’s canvassing brought him to the door of Spencer McIlmurray, former Republican Town Committee member and Board of Selectman candidate.

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Letters to the Editor on the Klein/Wood Contest for State Representative

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Darienite.com accepts letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. These letters about the election recently were sent regarding the election in the 141st state House of Representatives district:
Klein Would Be Better at Balancing CT’s Budget
To the editor:

Complaining about issues is easy.

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More Letters on the Wood/Klein Race

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More letters to the editor about State Rep. Terrie Wood, a Republican, and her challenger, Democrat Randy Klein (deadline for election letters is end of day Oct. 31):
Klein Will Be Good for Education
To the editor:

Darien receives education dollars from the state through the Education Cost Sharing and Excess Cost Grant systems. Last May, cuts in funding proposed at the last minute, rightfully raised the concern of parents, elected officials, students and teachers in our school district. These cuts were eventually restored, but with the current state of the budget, there is no guarantee that Darien, Rowayton or Norwalk will be left untouched by future cuts or changes in how the above-referenced systems allocate funds. The Education Cost Sharing system is ripe for reform, and we will need a seat at the table when it is reformed. More importantly, the money we receive through the Excess Cost Grant system to defray the costs of special education, must be protected.

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More Letters to the Editor on the Klein/Wood Race for State Representative

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Darienite.com accepts letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. These letters about the election recently were sent regarding the election in the 141st state House of Representatives district:

Randy Klein Knows the Importance of Funding Transportation Infrastructure
To the editor:

Its easy to talk about fixing our transportation infrastructure.  While politicians are busy blaming each other for the problem, the rest of us are stuck in traffic, or waiting for a delayed train.

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Letters to the Editor on Wood vs Klein in Race for 141st State Rep District

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Darienite.com will accept letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. These letters about the election recently came in:
Trust the Republican, Wood, to Improve Connecticut, Not the Democrat, Klein
To the editor,

Many of Darien’s taxpayers know that in the years of my serving on the Darien Board of Finance, I repeatedly warned the town’s citizens that the time would come when the financial situation in Hartford was so abysmal that Darien would have to go it alone when it came to receiving any state grants or cost-sharing.

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Letter: Randy Klein Understands the Education Aid Challenges Facing Darien

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To the Editor:

As a former teacher and guidance counselor at Darien High School, I’ve had the privilege of working with many Darien students. We are fortunate to live in a community that places a high value on the education of our children. 

Maintaining a successful public school system isn’t getting any easier, and we need solutions-oriented leadership to make sure Darien schools continue to succeed. Randy Klein’s piece on the recent CT Coalition for Justice v. Rell ruling shows that he understands both the present and future challenges facing our schools, and that is one of the many reasons why I will vote for him as our next state representative this November. Barbara L. Thorne

Barbara Thorne is a member of the Representative Town Meeting, former member of the Board of Selectman and wife of Marc Thorne, a former RTM member and currently a selectman.

Randy Klein 3-28-16

Commentary: State Rep Candidate Randy Klein Says Accountability, Funding Support Needed for Schools

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By RANDY KLEIN
When my wife Evonne and I moved to Darien almost 30 years ago, we chose our town because it was a vibrant community with excellent schools for our growing family. To this day the performance of our schools remains one of Darien’s most valuable assets and continues to attract new families. Since launching my campaign for state representative, I have talked with many parents whose top priority is that their children continue to receive an excellent education. Parents understand that for our schools to provide the education we have come to expect we cannot be caught off guard again, as we were last spring, by a proposed one million dollar cut in state funding at the 11th hour. They recognize the need for standards of performance for both students and educators, and that all must be held accountable for meeting these standards.

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Letter: State Rep Candidate Randy Klein Knows Issues & Needs of Business Owners

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To the Editor:
We need people in Hartford who are committed to solving problems and building a better future for Darien and Connecticut. 

I have known Randy Klein personally for many years, and he has been getting it done with great success for decades as the owner of his own company. He knows the issues and the needs of business owners in Connecticut from the ground up, and I am confident that he will get the job done with excellence as our next state representative. Cecil Wade
Middlesex Road

Randy Klein 3-28-16

Randy Klein Calls on State Rep Terrie Wood to Denounce Trump

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Randy Klein, candidate for state representative in the 141st state assembly district challenged his opponent to join him in denouncing Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign for President in advance of Trump’s rally in Fairfield on Saturday. 

“Earlier this summer, I was proud to stand with my friends and neighbors here in Darien against Donald Trump’s dangerous, hateful and bigoted campaign.  Now that he is right in our backyard it is time for all of us, including my opponent Terrie Wood, to do the same. Remarkably, Ms. Wood has remained silent while her party’s nominee for president’s reckless rhetoric has divided our country, denigrated our troops and endangered many of our citizens at home and abroad.”

In June Klein, along with other members of the Darien community, denounced Trump’s conduct as a candidate for the presidency. ________________

— This is an announcement from Randy Klein’s campaign. ________________

“I said it then and I will say it again: hatred and bigotry are not Darien or Rowayton values. Former Congressman Christopher Shays understands this, which is why he recently announced his intention to vote for Secretary Clinton in November.

Randy Klein 3-28-16

State Representative Candidate Randy Klein Gets Public Campaign Financing

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Randy Klein has officially received his public financing grant, becoming the first state representative candidate in the 141st District to receive their grant through the CEP in 2016. The 141st State Assembly District represents Darien and Rowayton. “I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that contributed to my campaign. Since I finished the fundraising for my grant, I have knocked close to 2,000 doors in Darien and Rowayton,” Klein said Thursday. “From the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with members of these communities, it is clear that their concerns are not being addressed in a proactive way by their current representative.”
The CEP was introduced in Connecticut in 2008 by the state as an effort to limit the influence of private interests on state elections.

Randy Klein 3-28-16

Democratic State Rep. Candidate Randy Klein to Hold Weekly Coffee on Tuesdays

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State representative candidate Randy Klein will host weekly coffees with constituents at the Upper Crust Cafe and Bakery in Darien on Tuesday mornings, starting July 5. Klein is running to represent Connecticut’s 141st district, which represents Darien and Rowayton. “I’ve been knocking on doors over the past two months, discussing the issues that matter most to this community.” Klein said Wednesday. “A fundamental responsibility of any representative is to listen and facilitate an open dialogue with their consituency. “These coffees will afford me the opportunity to start the dialogue now and help identify proactive solutions to the challenges we face in the district and statewide.”

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— an announcement from Klein’s campaign.