Letters: Petit’s wife supports his candidacy


To the editor:

I am writing in support of my husband, William Petit, for the State House.

I am in awe of him. I am not alone in this. I hope that everyone gets to experience the love, admiration and respect for their partner that I feel for mine. In a word, he’s amazing. He’s a wonderful father and a caring, hard-working, good, smart man.

What happened in 2007 was hard; and the choice he made to come back to life instead of putting it down is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen anyone do. It speaks volumes about his strength and character. But what got my husband through what happened to his family, was his family.

Like so many others, I was impressed by the Petit family’s fortitude in the face of adversity. Their daily, uncomplaining trek to the court house during two very painful trials showed me what these people are made of. They are survivors. This family is strong; in their love for each other, of family and of community. They are hard-working, salt of the earth, dedicated individuals with a work ethic borne of generations of farmers, detectives, and small-business owners.

I’m proud to be part of this, and for our son to learn the values that my husband learned. I’m proud to join in their dedication to this town, where they have served for years on countless boards and committees to do what’s best for Plainville. This example of leadership and service is lacking in our country.

Petit, as a result of their example, is the type of man who does what is right, even when no one is looking. He is a moral leader with positive values and integrity. I’m honored to be his wife, and I hope you will join me in voting for him Nov. 8.


Christine Petit