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Sacco’s Letter for Michael Smith, DTC Endorsed Candidate for Board of Finance

Leads by Example – By Veronica Sacco – Published August 30, 2017 I am writing in support of Mr. Michael Smith for the Board of Finance in the town of Clinton. He has consistently proven himself to be a loyal and dedicated individual in both his personal and professional life. Having known him for several years, I can honestly say that he is a person who leads by example. Both his co-workers and family look up to him and are inspired by his work ethic, loyalty, and dedication. Mr. Michael Smith is one who gives back generously to his community. Specifically, Michael is a dedicated member of the Lions Club, a former fun and friendly Cub Scout Leader, and excellent Little League…
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Press Release – Aug 30, 2017

Interview with Eric O’Connell – The Harbor News – August 24, 2017, 10AM What makes you the best candidate for First Selectman? I’ve spent years learning the governance of Clinton and I will represent our citizens and businesses with ethics and honesty. I will make Clinton the place to do business, and attract new businesses to our town to increase the grand list. I will lower taxes through economic development and Smart Growth initiatives, and fight for the vitality of our community by harnessing under-utilized business opportunities such as Unilever, Old Morgan, downtown Clinton, Stanley Bostitch, and the other brownfield sites. As an experienced Project Manager, I also will facilitate communication and appropriate long-term strategic planning with the various boards and commissions. What are your short-term goals? We need…
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Letter for Amandeep Singh, DTC Endorsed Candidate for Planning and Zoning

Can Bring the Change – By Amandeep Singh – Published August 23, 2017 I am an endorsed candidate for the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission, one of 19 candidates nominated by the Clinton Democratic Town Committee to serve our town in a volunteer capacity. Our slate will bring hundreds of years of experience and expertise to our town government: in accounting, information technology, management, banking, law, education, nonprofits, business, science, research, engineering, and more. Beyond our knowledge and work life, we are a group of people bound together by the democratic principle of public service. None of us seek to profit from serving in the town government; we all choose to give back to the community. We care about Clinton, and working…
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Michael Rossi – Planning and Zoning

Meet Michael Rossi, running for another term on Planning & Zoning! I do not come from a politically active household. I am involved in Clinton town government because I feel Clinton is a wonderful place and I want to participate in supporting it. I joined the Democrats because of their support for working families and underserved populations. I want to see Clinton get a Town Manager/Planner. In terms of what I would do on Planning and Zoning, I would like to see a more cooperative body on the Commission and a concerted effort to bring the regulations into line with the Town Plan of Conservation and Development, while also making them drop dead easy for the average person to follow.…
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Auletta’s Letter for Christine Goupil, DTC Endorsed Candidate for First Selectman

Leadership Skills and Vision – By Shel Auletta – Published August 23, 2017 If I were a registered Democrat in the town of Clinton, I would cast my vote for Christine Goupil to be the first selectman candidate, and when she wins the primary on Sept. 12, she will have my vote in November. Christine Goupil has demonstrated professional leadership skills and long-term vision through her extensive work on the town’s 10-year Plan of Conservation of Development. Her active voice for the people of Clinton in her current role on the Planning & Zoning Commission is what I believe sets her apart. Christine is a doer, she gets things done, she takes on projects that benefit the town and moves them forward.…
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Lewis’ Letter for Michael Smith, DTC Endorsed Candidate for Board of Finance

A Fresh Approach – By Dan Lewis – Published August 23, 2017 I have known Mike Smith for almost 20 years. He has been a friend, a neighbor, a fellow Lions Club member, and an all-around great guy. Mike is running on the Democratic ticket for a position on the Board of Finance. I am writing to encourage your readers to vote for Mike, both in the primary on Sept. 12 and in the general election in November. Mike has a strong work ethic and I believe he can add some new blood to the dynamic of individuals that are interested in making Clinton even better. At a time where people are struggling to make their voices heard in a community that…
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Kimberly Russo – Board of Education

Meet Kimberly Russo a candidate for the Board of Education This fall I will be starting my 21st year as a public school teacher. I have taught middle school special education, high school social studies, and am currently teaching 8th grade U.S. history in Madison. I grew up in Hartford, Connecticut and attended Hartford Public Schools through high school. I earned a BA from Trinity College and MS in special education from Southern Connecticut State University. Although I am new to political office I believe I am a strong candidate for the Board of Education for several reasons. I have a passion for education and my 20-years of teaching experience is a testament to that passion. I would also come…
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Erica Gelven – Board of Education

MEET ERICA GELVEN, WHO IS SEEKING REELECTION TO THE CLINTON BOARD OF EDUCATION…. I firmly believe that our elected officials are only effective if they “go to where the people are, and go from there.” Our leaders cannot lead effectively if we don’t listen to people’s concerns, fears, ideas and dreams. To that end, I stand for QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL, achieved through sound practices and fiscal responsibility. “Quality education” does not necessarily equal college, but it must equal students acquiring the tools and skills to achieve their goals, whether they involve a trade, skill, higher education and/or military service. Currently, I am a proud and dedicated member of the Clinton Board of Education, to which I seek reelection. In…
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Jason Adler – Board of Education

Meet Jason Adler, extraordinarily qualified candidate for the Board of Education! I believe we are at a crucial time for education in Connecticut. With state funding in doubt our school systems will have to be extremely diligent and creative to maintain our children’s educational opportunities. There also has to be sensitivity to the difficult fiscal environment faced by some in our community. I have been working in the field of education since graduating Swarthmore College in 1996. I first served as Assistant Director of Admission at Connecticut College in New London. This was followed by graduate school and a new career as a school counselor. I have served in that capacity in two Connecticut school systems: East Lyme and Waterford.…
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