Letter: Support for candidate to be judge of probate

I’m writing this letter in wholehearted support of Ben Gettinger’s candidacy to be our Milford-Orange Judge of Probate.

Our community's probate court will be in good hands with Ben Gettinger. He’s honest, hardworking and smart; he’s a man of integrity who has spent his lifetime committed to our community. Ben Gettinger volunteers his time and talents, giving his all every day to groups like the Boys and Girls Club and Yale’s Children’s Hospital.

Ben Gettinger’s history of selfless service is well-established. His integrity on the Board of Finance, delivering prudent budgets; the Council on Aging, caring for our seniors; the Planning and Zoning Commission, chairing and championing proper development; the Regional Water Authority, protecting city ratepayers; the Connecticut Law Revision Commission, providing well-founded legal expertise, all demonstrate the breadth of Ben Gettinger’s dedication and drive to energize the good in our community.

For me, I’ve known Ben Gettinger for almost four decades — I respect him and trust him. Twenty years ago, we attended law school together where he excelled academically and was ranked in the top few of his class. He then went on to be a distinguished lawyer and partner in one of Connecticut’s most prestigious law firms. As an attorney, he handles family and probate law. But what is most impressive about Ben Gettinger -the lawyer - is the genuine compassion and respect he has for the clients who he represents and the lawyers and individuals with whom he interacts — that’s why he will be such an exceptional Judge of Probate.

Ben Blake

Milford

The writer is mayor of Milford.