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.