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Learned about Taj (letter to the editor)

Written by  Sherri Masson | Milford Times

I was anxious to attend the League of Women Voters Candidate Night because like so many other people in the new 11th District, I knew little about either of the major party candidates. I sat with more than 100 other voters and waited for Kerry Bentivolio to arrive.

He was a no-show, a strategy that Bentivolio seems to believe will get him elected. He insults the people he wishes to represent by assuming they will vote for him because he has the letter R next to his name. He's banking on the stupidity of the electorate in the 11th District.

Why is he afraid to appear at a LWV forum? It's the least threatening format possible for a candidate. Questions anonymously written on cards by members of the audience are presented to the candidates. The voters in the audience are silent.

In spite of his absence I found it informative. I learned that Dr. Syed Taj shares many of the values I have for strong public education and a clean environment. I was interested in hearing what the other candidates had to say as well. The Green Party candidate was well informed, and although I didn't agree with much of what was said by the other minor party candidates, I appreciate the fact that they were present and showed respect for the democratic process and voters enough to share with us a bit of who they are and what they believe in.

His refusal to answer questionnaires and face the voting public raises serious questions about Kerry Bentivolio's character. I hope the good people of the 11th District stand up against Bentivolio's disdain for them.

Sherri Masson

Milford

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