As a member of the “sandwich generation,” I spend my time caring for my children while also helping elderly members of my family deal with their own challenges. Here in Shelton, many people think that these two groups are fighting for priority from our elected officials. That’s why I was happy to meet Monica Tujak Brill, who is running to represent us in Hartford as our State Senator. Monica understands that children and seniors are both important communities in Shelton, and she has concrete plans to help them.
Monica was a single mother who raised three daughters and is aware of the difficulties in the past few years that seniors, and middle-and-working-class families have experienced. If elected to be our Senator in the 21st District, she has pledged to seek greater tax relief and halt rising prescription and healthcare costs. She wants to make sure our seniors have secure retirements and lower insurance costs, so they can afford to stay in Connecticut. She impressed me with her genuine understanding of the difficulties faced by residents struggling to provide food for their families, and seniors trying to obtain necessary services.