To the Durham Community:
I’m writing to respond to an editorial written by John Szewczyk about the General Assembly’s redistricting process. I take issue with Mr. Szewczyk’s mischaracterization of my integrity and involvement in redistricting. I was not a member of the bipartisan commission that voted on district lines, and I did not participate in the process.
Over the past twenty years, the 86th District has been comprised of all of North Branford, parts of East Haven, Wallingford and Guilford. It always has been a multi-town district with North Branford serving as the base town, and to suggest that I “sliced” and “diced” towns for my benefit is fraudulent.
The entire Durham delegation, including myself, Senators Meyer and Fasano and Representative Kokoruda already has met with First Selectman Francis for a briefing on issues important to Durham. As always, I will work with this team of dedicated lawmakers to bring a strong collective voice to Hartford for Durham.
Vincent J. Candelora
State Representative 86th District