To the Editor:
Livvy Floren is running for re-election to the CT General Assembly as representative for the 149th District representing Greenwich and Stamford. What a prodigious record of achievement she has accomplished on behalf of our Town. Livvy knows our Town’s needs like a book having served as a Trustee, Officer or member of countless organizations in Greenwich, including our Board of Estimate & Taxation and Representative Town Meeting.
It is not easy being an effective member of the minority party in Hartford. But Livvy is popular on both sides of the political aisle as a thoughtful, constructive and humane legislator whose views are respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. Livvy was recently recognized by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for her “perfect record” of supporting environmentally sensitive issues during the recently ended 2012 legislative session. By virtue of her seniority she currently serves as an Assistant Minority Leader as Well as a member of the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, the Committee on Aging, the Government Administration and Elections Committee and the State Bond Commission.
From these positions of authority Livvy enjoys the respect of virtually all State agencies and their staffs an important consideration on those occasions when direct dealings by a constituent with an agency or department of the State becomes necessary.
Livvy has proved a forceful advocate in Hartford for The Nathaniel Witherell, the Town’s 202-bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center (the Board of which I Chair), which in 2011 received a Certificate of Need and a State
commitment of up to $12 million to be paid over a 20-year period to help defray the cost of our Project Renew. Her commitment to our seniors and the continuum of care in Greenwich is unwavering. Her door is always open and her heart is as big as all outdoors.
Livvy has my lasting admiration and gratitude and will also have this Democrat’s vote for a 7th term on November 6, 2012.
David G. Ormsby