Letter to the Editor


Oftentimes when I watch the news I’m struck by how far away Washington DC feels from Weston. The issues debated by federal policymakers — Ukrainian aid, monetary policy, judicial reform — are all topics which at the local level can feel very difficult and abstract to effect.

That said, every time I have the privilege of working with our Congressman, Jim Himes, on projects I am reminded of just how effective and accessible an advocate he is for Weston down in DC.

Congressman Himes is not like other members of Congress who fawn over cameras and hurl bombastic tweets to garner attention. Jim Himes is focused on delivering for us, his constituents and neighbors. Congressman Himes was instrumental in delivering the American Rescue Plan’s funding to Weston which voters just overwhelmingly approved to go towards:

  • Mental health support
  • Building public town pickleball courts
  • Constructing EV charging stations in town
  • Renovating our new town green
  • Providing Funding Lachat Town Farm (Offutt Center and Maintenance)
  • Water improvements
  • And 13 other citizen-approved projects.

All of the above and so much more has only been possible thanks to the tireless work of Congressman Himes. We are very fortunate as a town to have such an accessible, determined, and decent member of Congress who is always looking out for our best interest.

I hope you’ll join me in supporting Congressman Jim Himes on Election Day this November 8th. The polls will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm at Weston Middle School.

— Samantha Nestor
Weston First Selectwoman

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