Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Christiano’s motivation for House bid questioned

In reference to the article on Jon Christiano in the July 28 Addison Independent, I was not aware that in 2020 he lost his State Senate seat to Chris Bray and Ruth Hardy by finishing fourth in a field of five.

Jon, you said the main reason for your Senate bid was (& I quote) “to give local Republican voters another GOP option on the ballot.” What a good sport you are.

You also acknowledged the fact (& I quote) “I didn’t have high expectations of winning.” Then why on earth would you even put your name on the ballot?

Now you believe as long as Harvey Smith is stepping down you are saying (& I quote) “I thought it was an opportune time to run for his seat.” I don’t know, Jon, but you are going to have some pretty big shoes to fill. I was hoping you would tell us why you thought you would be a good candidate and what you would achieve.

Oh, wait a minute, you did tell us, (& I quote) “My goal is to try to hold that seat for the Republican Party.” I’m glad I took the time to read your article because it gave me my chuckle for the day.

Art Farnsworth

New Haven

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