Esty promises to bring the people’s voice to D.C.

Elizabeth Esty, a candidate for the 5th District seat in the U.S. Congress, spoke at the Cornwall library Nov. 21. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

CORNWALL — Northwest Corner Democrats got a look at a candidate for the seat of Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5) on Monday evening, Nov. 21, as Elizabeth Esty of Cheshire spoke at the Cornwall Free Library.

Esty spoke off the cuff for about 30 minutes and took questions afterward.

She began with some family lore. The day her mother was born in 1933, her grandfather lost his bank job, Esty recounted. For two weeks he got up, dressed and left the house before the reality set in.

“He was embarrassed and ashamed,” said Esty. “And he shouldn’t have been.”

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