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A Letter to Chad Ciocci

by Carol Hudak

Dear Editor: 

I am writing a letter of advice to Republican State Senate declared candidate (22nd district), Chad Ciocci.

Chad, as someone with many years on you, I would like to give you some unsolicited, unpolitical advice.

I understand your zeal to go to Hartford and help; to set the perceived wrongs right. This is a good thing! Zeal to serve is commendable. But here's the 'however. . .'

However, Chad, you are too young!

State Representatives and Senators deal with far more than raising and lowering taxes. Life is not just economic.

This past session saw the legislature coming face to face with the death sentence; expanded benefits for foster children; medical marijuana, the 'rights' of ex-felons, and adoptee civil rights to have access to an original birth certificate - just to name a few of the many difficult issues dealt with.

As a voter, party aside, I want a candidate who has lived and experienced some of life. A candidate who can bring broader knowledge and experience to their vote on the issues. Years does not guarantee wisdom, however,  it does guarantee a broader range of experience will be brought to each vote.

This is not an anti-Chad Ciocci letter. This is simply my opinion to any young person who wants to run for a major office; be they male or female, Republican or Democrat.

Get some life under your belt!

People's lives are directly impacted by the decisions made in Hartford.

Politics is a fierce power game and too many politicians are in it just for that. Be different, Chad. Be in public service to actually 'serve' people.  In my opinion, to do this most effectively, you need to be older; to have more experience of life.

I wish you only the best.


Carol Hudak


Tom Kelly May 05, 2012 at 02:37 AM
The above should read he got us out of Iraq...hopefully Afghanistan soon.
Paul G. Littlefield May 05, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Tom, I will politely ask you to refer to me personally, not by any party or group affiliation. You group me with "Tea Party propaganda" then you try to diffuse the thrust of my argument by changing the subject to attacks on President Bush. When I hadn't brought up either. Don't use me to get to them. Start your own arguments. You want to deny what the truth is, that is your business. If you want to defend what Obama has and is doing, fine. Give some facts. Did he or didn't he conspire with his AG to operate a clandestine action to get guns sold and delivered to Mexico with the cooperation of the ATF agents, which by the way violated their oaths. The economy is not recovering because of efforts to penalize captalism with overtaxation and regulation. Tom, it was I, Paul, who stated that Obama is a socialist with Muslim affiliations. Where do you come off distracting people with this "all the other names you folks can muster." Address your defensive remarks to me directly. Don't hide behind a lot of meaningless blather about other groups. For every thing that I have stated about Obama, I can back up with legimate sources. I can't make up all this stuff. Anyone can access the same information, but it does take some effort as you wont find it in the main stream press.
John Jameson May 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Actually, I believe Fast & Furious began under the Bush administration, did it not? And yes, Mr. Littlefield, you "can make all this stuff up." Meaningless blather, in my opinion, is calling the President a Muslim, a socialist, a marxist, etc., etc. The economic indicators show that in fact the economy is recovering, though as Mr. Kelly said, not as quickly as most had hoped. Perhaps that's because those wealthy job creators have yet to use their Bush-era tax cuts to create jobs. Or perhaps because the GOP members of Congress, who apparently took a different oath this term that swore them to getting one man unemployed, have completely abandoned their campaign promises of jobs, jobs, jobs.
Paul G. Littlefield May 05, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Hi John, thanks for your comments. However, you need to check your emotions and deliver some facts to back up your saying that what I have posted is in error. I'm not engaging in a "he said she said" type of dialogue that only amounts to a venting of emotions. As I said, John, the facts are available, but you do need to spend the effort to locate them and then sort out the wheat from the chaff. And, please, don't make the mistake of coming back to anyone with an "And yes, you can make all this stuff up" as that is typical of school yard kid stuff. If I have made something up, then show me the facts.
louis June 04, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Chad, will you commit as the next State Senator to root out all trade unionism at City Hall? Can we get you on the record?


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