To the Editor:

As the former head of Emergency Medical Services for the Town of Darien, I had the pleasure to work with Terrie Wood on a number of occasions.

Like many, I believe Terrie’s responsible approach to fiscal spending, her willingness to cross the aisle, and her general common sense serve us all well at the state level. But for those that may not be aware and are undecided or worse, indifferent, it is her concern and drive for non-political issues that truly sets Terrie apart. Terrie has long shown incredible passion for issues regarding mental health and substance abuse. She has identified opioid addiction as a major problem, both nationally as well as here in Darien, and has fought for solutions.

I know Terrie will continue to push for action and will not settle for mediocrity there or anywhere else her instincts take her.

Ron Hammer