I am writing to lend my support to Larry Cafero in his campaign to become Probate Judge for the Norwalk-Wilton District.
I have been a practicing attorney in Norwalk since 1975. Much of my practice involves estate planning and estate settlement. Consequently, I have had extensive dealings with the Norwalk-Wilton Probate Court. During that time, Norwalk and Wilton have been well served by three superb Probate Judges: Alfred Santaniello, Sr., John E. Vallerie, and Anthony DePanfilis. They were all well-versed in Probate law, but it takes more than that to be a good Probate Judge. Many of the matters which come before the Probate Judge are of a sensitive and emotional nature, and in my experience, all three dealt with such matters fairly and compassionately.
I can think of no one more suitable to succeed Judge DePanfilies than Larry Cafero. His record is well-known. He is a product of local schools, a practicing attorney for 35 years, a State Representative for 22 years, and due process hearing officer in the Norwalk Public School system.
Furthermore, he is involved in numerous charities, and is a devoted family man. He has already rendered extraordinary service to the Norwalk-Wilton community. In my opinion, he will make an excellent Probate Judge, who, if elected, will continue the excellent work of his predecessors.
John B. Devine