I’m Scott Brown (not to be confused with the Ambassador to New Zealand), and I approve this Colin.
I’m eschewing political affiliation, here. I only want to build on an assumption that there are particular causes on which people from all walks of life and places will unite. In this case, that unifying cause is that we all yearn to be politically represented with empathy, as humans, with varied morals and values, residing and working together in a shared community.
Colin is one of the most impartial, principled, and forgiving people I’ve ever known. I regularly ask him for advice, and his leadership by example helps me to see how empathy is the truest and most noble form of what it means to be human. He’s been honest and critical when I make mistakes; I’ve been honest and critical when he makes his own, and we’ve both learned and are better for it. It speaks for itself that I acknowledge and respect his strength of character, as do our other friends, his students, his family. And I have seen Colin consistently extend that same character outside of his personal circles to every single person from the varying cultures, races, and financial backgrounds that he’s encountered along the way.
But please don’t take my word for it. His now-numerous political endorsements (CT Police and Fire Union, CT Against Gun Violence, CT Education Association, to name a few) speak to his stellar candidacy as a new age representative, one who will continue to empathize, to be principled, and to lead by example.
I know my words here are a mere drop in the political ocean, but you folks in the CT 140th District are all in the same boat. I took the time out of my day to write this simply because I’d want the captain of my boat acting impartially, transparently, and leading my community into the clearest waters.
Colin may just be my friend, but he is your State Representative.