Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my campaign for Judge of Probate of the 27th Probate court District (Canterbury, Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling).
When it comes to jobs in the legal profession, probate work may not be the most glamorous, but in my opinion, it is the most important.
The Probate Court not only assists those grieving the loss of a loved one, but it also serves to safeguard the elderly, the developmentally disabled and at-risk children. The Northeast Regional Children’s Court is a probate court with special jurisdiction dedicated solely to protecting at-risk children. The Children’s Court works diligently to support displaced children by offering services to improve their educational, medical and emotional wellbeing. The Court helps parents in much the same way by connecting them with parenting classes, addiction services and mental health counseling.
For 17 years, I have been a litigation attorney. The last 10 of those years, I have been practicing in Connecticut and in our probate courts. Over the last five years, about a third of my practice has been devoted to probate law. I have represented hundreds of individuals in probate matters including will contests, estates, guardianships, psych hearings, and conservatorships.
Both my home and office are located in the 27th Probate Court District. This community is where I live and work. Its residents are my neighbors, clients and colleagues.
Within the 27th Probate Court District, I am an active volunteer in many civic organizations: the Killingly Democratic Town Committee, the Killingly Business Association, the Killingly Conservation Commission, the Last Green Valley, and Sterling’s Ekonk Grange. I am also a supporter of the Quiet Corner Bike Project which distributes bikes to at-risk children and Plainfield’s Wonderland at Lion’s Park project which promotes safe and accessible playgrounds for children with special needs.
Because I'm passionate about giving back to the community and serving the residents of Canterbury, Killingly, Plainfield and Sterling and because of my experience working on behalf of clients in Connecticut's probate courts, I have decided to run for Judge of Probate of this district.
As your Probate Judge, I will work hard to serve the needs of the district’s residents. I will listen intently to the concerns of all parties and render prompt, thoughtful decisions. Like my predecessors, I will make it my priority to ensure that every person who comes to the Probate Court is treated with respect, dignity and compassion.
In addition, I will work to bolster the probate court's duty to protect children by learning as much as possible about the resources available to children and parents within our community. During the course of my campaign, I have spoken with representatives of the Plainfield Family Resource Center, the Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center and Wendy’s Place. I have also attended workgroups hosted by the Northeast Early Childhood Council and the Killingly Community Education Council. I envision a children’s court that upholds the best interests of children while promoting healing and reunification of families.
Based upon my experience and community service, I am the best candidate to be Judge of Probate for the 27th Probate Court District, which serves Canterbury, Killingly, Plainfield and Sterling.
These are the reasons that on
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Vote for Andrea Truppa for Probate Judge
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Note from Treasurer: unlike most State office campaigns, the Judge of Probate campaigns are not eligible for public financing from Connecticut's Citizens' Election Program. Therefore, Andrea's campaign is dependent upon the generosity of people, like you.
if you would like to help Andrea's campaign, you can make financial contributions up to $1,000 per person. For your convenience, we have an online donation tool that will safely process your credit card. That page also contains instructions for those who prefer to pay by paper check. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to host a fundraising event, please contact Andrea's campaign.
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