September 30, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Old Lyme Democratic Candidate Strikes Conciliatory Tone: “We Have a Lot More in Common Than We Think”

To the Editor:

I was recently helping my daughter with a Venn diagram homework assignment and it made me think about the campaigning here in Old Lyme. National news has led us to believe that our parties have circles that don’t overlap at all. But at the local level, I believe that if we respectfully discussed the things we want for Old Lyme and filled in the circles, our red and blue circles would create a big, overlapping, purple area, highlighting all the things we agree on.

We may have different views on how to accomplish goals that we share, and of course there will still be some issues we disagree about. But wouldn’t it be amazing if we could spend more time focusing on the purple and less on the Red vs Blue? 

I think that is a goal worth running for in Old Lyme. Please consider voting for me and Row A on Nov. 2. 


Katherine Thuma,
Old Lyme.

Editor’s Note: The author is the endorsed Democratic candidate for an Old Lyme Board of Finance Alternate seat in the up coming election.


  1. I appreciate your positive outlook. It’s refreshing after so many in our community have submitted hateful comments over the past year. Life’s too short to be miserable. Best of luck with the election.

  2. Craig Taylor says

    Well said Katherine. Thanks for bringing a fresh and positive perspective to the race. Your business experience, passion for helping, and ability to find common ground will be an asset to the BOF. Hopefully others see it the same way. Good luck!