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Thanks to Jenifer Wyss for the nice letter of support published in the latest Hello Redding CT e-magazine!
To learn more about the
Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge campaign in the Northern Fairfield County Probate District (45th District, Bethel, Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield), see the website, To make a secure donation online ($5 to $1,000 for those 18 and older), head to:

Thanks Ward!

Please join Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge Oct. 13 for a very social fundraising event at the Danbury, CT Elks Lodge No. 120 on Sugar Hollow Rd.

Any U.S. citizen can donate between $5 and $1,000. Cash or checks will be accepted at the door, or donate ahead of time securely online at

It is a fundraiser, so donations are encouraged, but we also invite folks to simply swing by, share a social evening, and learn about the 45th District Probate Court, serving Bethel, Newtown, Redding and Ridgefield, and the role of the Probate Judge. (It’s a non-political role, and in that spirit we hope everyone will join us Oct. 13, no matter party affiliation.)

Please RSVP using this form, It only takes a minute. If you can’t make it, you can always use the link above to donate online.

See the campaign website to learn more:

Time for Lawn Signs
& Letters to the Editor

It's time for Signs & Letters to support Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge!

We're getting lots of inquiries from folks who want to support Attorney Collins' campaign for Judge of Probate in the 45th District, serving Bethel, Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield (and we love that!)

You can help by putting up a lawn sign and/or writing a Letter to the Editor in support of her candidacy.

Click the link to let us know how you would like to help the campaign and

we'll deliver a sign and/or let you know the simple process of submitting a letter to the media outlets covering communities in the district.

Thanks in advance for joining the campaign team.There is lot of work to do between now and November 8th!

To learn more about Attorney Collins and the campaign, see the website:

Independent Party Endorses Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge

The Independent Party of Connecticut has endorsed Attorney Jennifer Collins for Judge of Probate in the Northern Fairfield County Probate Court (45th District), which serves Bethel, Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield.

Attorney Collins, the endorsed Republican candidate, will now appear on both the Republican and Independent Party lines on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Independent Party is the third largest political party in Connecticut.

“I’m proud to receive the endorsement from the Independent Party as its core values are consistent with the impartiality, integrity and independence of the judiciary,” Attorney Collins said.

“Probate Courts ensure care, safety, and community-based solutions for our most vulnerable residents and their families in times of need while also protecting the rights of individuals. I’m honored that both the Republican and Independent Parties have validated my experience and have entrusted me to serve Bethel, Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield with this important responsibility,” Attorney Collins added.

Attorney Collins is a Connecticut Magistrate and Senior Partner with the regional law firm Cramer & Anderson. A 24-year resident of the Northern Fairfield County Probate District, she lives in Ridgefield with her family.

Newtown's Halloween on Main Street trick-or-treating today was a wonderful community event and the Mary Poppins costume suits Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge.

What a great Homecoming football game for Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield Public Schools) Friday evening, beating rival Wilton 31-7.

(With Kim Healy for CT, Toni Boucher, and Bob for State Representative)

Thanks to Ward J. Mazzucco for his thoughtful letter to the editor published by Hello Redding CT.

That legal experience cited in the headline includes 20 years of service to the Probate Court, 24 years of courtroom litigation experience, 11 years of service as a Connecticut Magistrate, with more than 300 written decisions issued, and 4 years of service in Juvenile Court.

Attorney Collins, who lives in Ridgefield with her family, is a 24-year resident of the Northern Fairfield County Probate District (45th District), serving Bethel, Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield. See to learn more, and to support the campaign, you can easily make a secure donation from $5 to $1,000 online (18 and older) at

It was nice to join Bob for State Representative, Michelle Coelho, and Toni Boucher Oct. 2 in meeting with Ridgefield parents and hearing their thoughts.

What an evening Sept. 24 at the RVNAhealth Autumn Dinner at the Amber Room Colonnade to celebrate and support an agency that provides vital services throughout 35+ communities!

In addition to cocktails, live music by Nick DePuy, a Bourbon tasting sponsored by Ancona's Wines & Liquors, farm-to-table fare, and a live auction ... speaker Joseph Pastore and his story of how the RVNAhealth team helped him recover his health following a sudden illness was truly inspiring.

Our table included Cramer & Anderson Partner Josh Weinshank and his wife, Steffani, Jenn Lewis and her husband, Justin, Ridgefield Selectman Bob Hebert, and John Collins, of course.

We also bumped into Adam Broderick of Adam Broderick Salon & Spa fame, and his husband, Pete Goldstein.

Enjoyed the Bethel Business Network's Sip N Stroll Sept. 17, when guests were invited to come downtown, stroll and stop in the shops. There was free music by Damon Wade, refreshments and a chance to win prizes at each participating business.

(Hanging out with Jenn Lewis at the Bethel Republicans HQ.)

We had a great experience in Newtown Sept. 10 learning about the rich history and traditions of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard at the annual open house hosted by the

Friends of the Second Company Governor's Horse Guard.

Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge, Alex, and his dog Chelsea loved meeting the horses. The open house was free and events included horse musical drills, rides, interactive history displays, children's games, food, a magician, and more.

And we followed that up with some canvassing in Newtown, one of four towns in the 45th District. (Bethel, Ridgefield, and Redding are the others.) More on the campaign here:

We had a great time today marching (with John Collins, Ridgefield GOP Registrar of Voters Wayne Floegel and our teen volunteers - Rachel and Maggie) in the 60th Newtown Labor Day Parade, the only Labor Day parade in Connecticut! (Thanks to the Newtown Republican Town Committee for the great photo!)

We knocked on doors and talked with Ridgefield residents Sept. 3, joined by State Senate candidate Michelle Coelho (24th District) and Bob for State Representative (111th District),

We were at the Ridgefield CT Republican Town Committee opening of its 2022 campaign HQ. Lots of campaigns represented, including that of Jayme Stevenson (candidate for U.S. Rep., 4th District), and State Rep. candidate Kim Healy for CT (42nd District).

What a day Aug. 14! The Shaded Soul Band was phenomenal in the evening Concert on the Green sponsored by the Redding Republicans and we got to hang out with State Sen. Toni Boucher and other great folks (some of them four-legged.)

What a great day serving Aug. 8 at the Senior Lunch sponsored by the Newtown Republican Town Committee at Newtown Senior Center. We were joined by Rep. Mitch Bolinsky, Tony Hwang CT, Foncello for 107th, and other terrific volunteers.

2nd District State Rep. candidate Jenn Lewis leads the way July 24th as we knocked on doors in Bethel and chatted with residents and voters. What else would you do on one of the hottest days of the year?

We had a great time July 23 with a great group of families at the Ridgefield Fathers Club "King of the Grill" BBQ competition and charity fundraiser at the Mamanasco Beach & Lawn Bowling Club. More info and photos on Facebook.

Halloween treats came early for Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge, who participated in four events Saturday, including Ridgefield's Halloween Walk, the Redding Neighbors & Newcomers Trunk or Treat, and the Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT Trick or Treat Street event, and then ended the day manning her Cramer & Anderson law firm's booth at the New Milford Parks & Recreation Trunk or Treat, which drew thousands to the Green. (She and Partner Lisa M. Rivas, Esq. were Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus)

Not a campaign post, but we had to share this one!

Congrats to the amazing Jillian Collins for placing second in the Great Britain Irish Dancing Championships Oct. 22, which follows a 1st place finish in the North American National Championship in July in Montreal, and placing sixth in the world this past April in the Ladies 19-20 division at the 50th Anniversary Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne held in Belfast, Ireland.

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and joined us at the Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge social fundraiser Oct. 13 at Danbury, CT Elks Lodge No. 120 (what a great setting). And thanks for your generous donations!

If you couldn't join us, donating to the campaign for Probate Judge in the 45th District (Ridgefield, Redding, Bethel and Newtown) is quick and easy online:

It's such a vibrant time of year that we're only now posting photos from the Ridgefield CT Republican Town Committee 2nd annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 2. Wayne Floegel's outfit alone tells you how much fun it was.

Alex's dog, Chelsea, made friends with U.S. Rep. candidate Jayme Stevenson, and it was great as always to spend time with fellow RTC members, guests, and other candidates.

Wayne, a Ridgefield Registrar of Voters, is on the ballot, and also on hand were Dominic Rapini, Harry Arora, Bob for State Representative, Kim Healy for CT, Toni Boucher, and Michelle Coelho.

Nice photo of Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge, Alex, and his service dog Chelsea at the St Elizabeth Seton Parish Family Chicken BBQ/Picnic Sept. 25. Thanks for posting it, and for the lovely afternoon of good food and conversation!

Rides for Ridgefield Celebrity Bartender Night was a fun event Sept. 22 that raised funds for a community asset, Rides For Ridgefield, which provides transportation for seniors and those with mobility issues.

Town officials served as the guest bartenders, including

Sean Connelly, Bob Hebert, and First Selectman Rudy Marconi.

And there were raffle items from Elizabella’s, A2 Salon, Med-Spa, Aerial 360 Solutions, wine basket, tequila basket and others.

We had a fun morning Sept. 17 greeting Newtown folks at the Newtown Transfer Station.

Other campaigns on hand were Mitch for Newtown, Foncello for 107th, Tony Hwang CT, Mary Fay CT, Bob Stefanowski, Laura Devlin, Dominic Rapini, Leora Levy, and George Logan.

Thanks Newtown Republican Town Committee!

What better way to enjoy Labor Day Weekend and the end of summer than with the Classic Car Cruise Saturday evening at the Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant in Bethel!

Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge and John Collins try out Bethel Republican Registrar of Voters Tim Beeble's 1974 FIAT 124 Spider.

On Sept. 3, we dropped off a donation for the Brotherhood in Action food drive in Bethel, joined by Tony Hwang CT (State Senator, 28th District)

Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge was out on the campaign trail in Bethel Aug. 21 with Tony Hwang CT, Tim Beeble (right), a Bethel Registrar of Voters, and Claudia, one of the many interns and volunteers who were out canvassing.

The Jennifer Collins for Probate Judge team stopped by Blue Colony Diner Aug. 13 to pick up raffle tickets for the Newtown Lions Club (CT)'s 2019 Mustang and help promote ticket sales.

The Bethel Republicans sure know how to throw a Lobsterfest! (July 31). Great to hear the positive vision for Connecticut from Bob Stefanowski.

2nd District State Rep. candidate Jenn Lewis and many other candidates and friends were there too!.

What a fun time networking with dynamic women July 23 at the Women Entrepreneurs' Happy Hour. Thanks to The Ridgefield Library, Thrown Stone Theatre Company and The Ancient Mariner.

We had a great day July 17 talking with voters and residents in Bethel with 28th District State Sen. Tony Hwang CT and 2nd District State Rep. candidate Jenn Lewis. And then headed to Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown for a treat.

We had a great time July 16 with 5th Congressional District candidate George Logan at the Bethel Chamber of Commerce Shop and Stroll event on Greenwood Avenue. (Thanks John Collins for being by my side!)

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