Wishing Good Things for State Sen. Len Suzio

A thank you to outgoing State Sen. Len Suzio.


Today I am thinking of State Senator Len Suzio. Specifically, I am thinking of how hard you worked for all of us here in Middletown. I doubt any other State Senator ever attended as many events as you did or did as much for Middletown. Your loss is ultimately our loss. How sad it all makes me.

I can't enumerate all the reasons you were a great senator. (Capping the gas tax, suspending the prisoner early release program do come to mind.)  However, I can speak to all I know about what a wonderful friend you are. And that is what I want to pause and write about here.

The time that you spent the afternoon with my Mother after her brother died. All of the events you attended and called me en route, asking me for directions to the venue. All of the times you didn't have to take the time and yet you did, telling me how I should proceed with this or that issue. I remember it all.

What was always the most remarkable and notable thing about you was this and is astonishing in its simplicity: you were accessible and down-to-earth. So many times my Mother would remark to me, "You DO know he is a Senator, don't you, Lea?" And I'd have to stop and think about the significance of what she was saying. You were just THAT easy to speak with.

I chose this song just for you, Len. Corrine Bailey Rae. Utterly adorable. And the song - evokes such a sweet vibe. This is what I hope life is like for you and Kate and all the family - as pleasant as it is depicted in this song. Enjoy.

All the best,


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kevin danby January 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Len has always gone above and beyond in public service. I Truly hope he serves in some capacity again.
Kathy Horsky January 11, 2013 at 01:51 AM
There probably isn't anyone who can testify for Len Suzio like I can (except for Kate Suzio) as to what a phenomenal senator he was. I was his legislative aide for 15 months and saw his dedication, intelligence and integrity firsthand. Most people have no idea what a mistake they made by not working harder to keep him in office, especially at a time like this when our state really needs strond leadership. If he runs again, I hope more people will step up to the plate to ensure a victory for him again. They will be doing themselves a favor.
Tom Wronski January 11, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Len Suzio was great at making you feel welcomed. He invited our family up to the capitol to receive a letter of commendation when my son earned his Eagle award in Boy Scouts. There he took the time to show us around, make a public announcement and have pictures taken. These are memories that my family will always have. Thank You Len!
marc s ruby January 11, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Great person with the highest Integrity !!!
Malvi Lennon January 13, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Len Suzio is one of the very few Republicans in the general assembly with a brain, a spine and a heart. This is precisely the reason why the Dems had to defeat him. Senator Suzio is not a “good old boy” he calls them as he sees them. Therefore, I submit to you that many Republicans in Hartford felt as threatened as the dems by Len’s courage, honesty, and commitment to do what is right as opposed to what is popular. While Senator Suzio was in Hartford some of the Republicans, felt “inspired” (forced) to take on the fights worth fighting such as Early Release. With Len gone the true color (yellow) of the majority, in the minority party is shining bright.


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