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“Newbee” Learns from Political Process

“Newbee” Learns from Political Process

I’m the first to admit that I’m a “newbee” to any and all things political. The recent town election in Woodbridge has taught me much about people and the political process.

There are residents on both sides of the aisle who decided to become active in town politics not for higher political aspiration or monetary compensation. Their focus is on Woodbridge, not Hartford. They volunteer because they are concerned about our community and want to contribute to keeping Woodbridge the town they chose for their family home.

Many of these volunteers are gainfully employed, yet make time to sit on boards and commissions solely to help keep Woodbridge the bucolic, special community that initially brought them here.

I have had the privilege to meet and work with some of these people during the recent election. Some volunteers I have known for several years, others have become acquaintances during the campaign. I have gotten a special appreciation and understanding of all that they do for Woodbridge.

I am very pleased to think there are people with this dedication who are part of our community. I hope they continue to work for our town and its residents.

I am hoping when the new administration is sworn in, they keep our town values in mind.

Cheryl Lipson

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