Strengthen Relationships with State and Federal Partners
I know firsthand the importance of local, state, and federal partners working together to
tackle the problems we face. During my time working at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I worked with federal, state, and local partners to protect cities across the country from terrorism, cyber attacks, and natural disasters.
As a State Representative, I have prioritized building relationships with other legislators,
the Governor’s administration, and executive branch agencies, relationships that have been essential for improving constituents' day-to-day lives. Utilizing this collaborative, consensus-building, and relationship-based approach is vital to making government work, and that is exactly what I will do as your mayor. Local governments are hubs for innovation and problem-solving, but they can’t be expected to work alone. Stronger relationships with state and federal leaders and partners will be critical, especially as Stamford transitions to the post COVID-19 world. I am committed to strengthening these relationships so that Stamford gets the resources we need to succeed.