Clinton Democratic Town Committee

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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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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Valenti’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Strong, Talented Leadership – By Trudy Valenti – Published August 16, 2017 I don’t usually write these kinds of letters, but Clinton is my hometown. I am 10th generation. My parents grew up here, I went to school here and my children went to school here, and I and my sons family still live here. I’m on the board of our family organization, The Kelsey Kindred. I am a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; I belong to the Episcopal Church. I am invested here and I care too much to not say anything. We know hard times are not coming to Clinton, they are here. My old employer, Ponds, used to help support the town through taxes and donations. It is…
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Phelps’ Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Passion for Good Government – By Mary Jo Phelps – Published August 16, 2017 It is a pleasure to express my support for Christine Goupil for Clinton’s first selectman as well as Tim Guerra and Jack Scherban for Board of Selectmen. These candidates were endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee because of their passion for good government and their commitment to working hard for the citizens of Clinton. Christine Goupil led the implementation of Clinton’s Plan of Conservation and Development, a five-year effort that focused on getting input from a wide range of sources: town boards and commissions, business owners, and residents. She has a vision for our town that encourages economic development without sacrificing the small-town character that is crucial to…
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Olsen’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Values and Aspirations – By John Olsen – Published August 16, 2017 On Sept. 12, Clinton Democrats will vote in a primary, selecting the strongest team to serve our town. The Clinton Democratic Town Committee has endorsed a fantastic slate of candidates, volunteers who represent the values and aspirations of our wonderful town. Christine Goupil, Tim Guerra, and Jack Scherban have served this town on various boards and commissions and are ready to step up and run for first selectman and Board of Selectmen. Our responsibility as a town committee is to endorse a slate that represents us and the broader community. Incumbent opponents had their chance. They have not won the majority of votes in town elections since 2011. It is…
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Knight’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Integrity, Dedication, and Talent – By Bethany Knight – Published August 16, 2017 Yes, we are all pretty cynical about politics, and yet, living in a democracy, we must have good leadership to keep the ball rolling. This fall in Clinton, it is so wonderful to have an incredible slate of candidates, endorsed by the town Democratic committee, who represent such integrity, dedication, and talent. I feel excited, knowing I will be able to vote Sept. 12 in the primary for the three-member team of Christine Goupil for First Selectman and Tim Guerra and Jack Scherban for the Board of Selectmen. The offices down the ticket have attracted truly able and honest fellow citizens. In this age of cynicism and nastiness, when…
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Henderson’s Letter for John Olsen, DTC Endorsed Candidate for Board of Finance

A Keen Understanding – By Christopher R. Henderson – Published August 16, 2017 As a young voter in Clinton, casting my vote in the municipal election, I look for someone with a forward-thinking vision for the town, who truly cares about its residents, and who understands how to grow our local economy. That candidate for the Board of Finance is John Olsen. I encourage all Clinton Democrats to vote at the primary Sept. 12 for John and the two other Democratic Town Committee-endorsed Democrats running for the Board of Finance, Dara Onofrio and Mike Smith. When I moved to Clinton two years ago with my wife-to be, we looked for ways to get involved and were directed to John Olsen. He was…
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