Clinton Democratic Town Committee

Auletta’s letter for Erica Gelven – Board of Education

Aware of the Bigger Picture – By Shel Auletta – Published October 18, 2017 I write today in support of Erica Gelven, who is running for Clinton Board of Education (BOE). Erica was one of the first people I met when my family moved from the Boston area to Clinton more than 11 years ago. One of our very first conversations in the Country Nursery School parking lot revolved around education. Over the years, as our paths have crossed and our friendship has grown, I have come to know Erica’s strong moral compass and her commitment to both our town’s priorities and the needs of our students. She consistently follows through on promises, whether they are personal or professional. If she doesn’t…
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Sullivan letter for Goupil – First Selectman

A Lot to Lose – By Vicki Sullivan – Published October 18, 2017 As a retiree, a wife, a mother and grandmother, I care about the town of Clinton, but I do not get involved in politics. However, this coming election has me stepping up and writing this letter. I think we have a lot to lose or gain this year, based on the new leadership we choose. My vote will go to Christine Goupil for first selectman. Christine has proven to me she cares deeply about Clinton. While she is very reserved about talking of herself, I have learned she has had both the education and experience needed to make her the best new leader seeking election. I’m voting for Christine…
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Knight’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, Board of Selectmen

The Stakes Are High – By Bethany Knight – Published October 18, 2017 In less than a month, voters in Clinton have a chance to direct the future of our town for the better. For me, this opportunity means I am voting for the professional, highly experienced slate of Democrats whose names appear on Row A on the ballot. Why? Because the stakes are high. Raising taxes can no longer be town government’s solution to budgetary problems. Disregard of the budgetary process is over, and ill-mannered treatment of citizens will not be tolerated. Without hesitation, I am casting my vote for Christine Goupil, Tim Guerra, and Jack Scherban for Board of Selectman. What a great team. In fact, I was so inspired…
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Stone’s letter for Lynn Hidek – Board of Police Commissioners

Fiercely Dedicated to Clinton – By Nancy J. Stone – Published October 18, 2017 I write this letter in support of Lynn Hidek, nominee for the Clinton Board of Police Commissioners. Lynn is fiercely dedicated to Clinton: she has volunteered, and continues to volunteer, on numerous charitable committees dedicated to helping the residents of Clinton, and Lynn was the children’s librarian at the Henry Carter Hull Library for many years. Lynn has boundless energy and spirit, and gives her full commitment to everything she does, as well as everyone she meets. She is focused on building and strengthening our community, and her wise and patient counsel, as well her practicality and reasonableness, will be a huge benefit to the Board of Police…
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Ed Tessman for Board of Police Commissioners

Sound and Ethical Decisions – By Edward Tessman – Published October 04, 2017 My name is Ed Tessman and I’m an incumbent running for another four year term on the Board of Police Commissioners for the Town of Clinton. It has been my pleasure to serve the Town of Clinton, its residents, and the men and women of the Clinton Police Department. As a resident of Clinton for more than 20 years, I’m proud to represent this community and serve in this distinguished capacity. Small-town politics is never easy. As a police commissioner, I have at times been encouraged by others to vote a certain way on issues facing the commission. In each of those cases, those lobbying efforts always carried with…
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Erica Gelven has the Knowledge and Experience to continue on Board of Ed

The Knowledge and Experience – By Erica Gelven – Published October 04, 2017 My name is Erica Gelven, and I would like to take this opportunity to share why I would like to continue to represent the voters of Clinton on the Clinton Board of Education. I have greatly enjoyed my work over the past 18 months, and look forward to continuing the improvements and changes we have implemented over that time. First, I’d like to share what I believe makes a good Board of Education member. I believe it requires vision and goals that reflect the town’s priorities and society’s needs. I believe it requires developing and overseeing the budget and listening to stakeholders. I believe it requires doing your homework,…
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McGrath Letter for Christine Goupil – First Selectman Candidate

Economic Development the Linchpin – By Phyllis McGrath – Published October 04, 2017 I am writing to encourage Clinton residents to vote for Christine Goupil for first selectman in November. We’ve been going through a period of stagnation, even regression, in Clinton these past few years. When we built the new high school, we were assured that the town could get about $5 million for the old property. We settled for about half of that. Now that deal has fallen through, and how many years has it been since Chesebrough-Pond’s closed its doors? Yet we’re still waiting for a constructive plan to utilize that property, a plan that could create jobs and improve our tax base. We need change, which will come…
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Snow’s Letter for Kimberly Russo – Board of Education Candidate

An Upstanding Member – By Kristen Snow – Published October 04, 2017 I am writing to share my enthusiasm in support of Kimberly Russo for Board of Education in Clinton. I have known Kimberly personally for the past seven years, both socially as well as in attending and volunteering at First Church of Christ, Clinton. She is an upstanding member of our community and a role model to all. Kimberly will be an asset to our town’s Board of Education—not only is she is highly educated, holding a master’s degree and dual certification for special education and social studies, but she is also an experienced educator actively teaching middle school. She understands the challenges facing our district due to her 20-plus years’…
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Gazillo’s Letter for Kim Russo – Board of Education Candidate

Insightful and Reliable – By Lise Gazzillo – Published September 27, 2017 It’s my great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Kimberly Russo for a position on the Clinton Board of Education. I have known Kimberly for eight years. Our children became fast friends in kindergarten and as a result our families became friends, too. Since she is an educator, teaching in Madison, I have often run educational things past her for my own two sons. Her advice and perspective has always been insightful and reliable. In her work in Madison, she has contributed to many efforts. She was part of a team that wrote the new 8th grade U.S. history curriculum; she worked on a superintendent-initiated enrichment committee examining…
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Skoczen’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Time to Implement – By Kathleen Skoczen – Published September 06, 2017 Complete Streets is a nationwide policy and design approach focused on building safe, healthy, connected communities. The movement focuses on improving street connectivity to allow people walking, biking, or taking public transportation to reach key community points such as schools, shops, and community centers. By adopting a Complete Streets transportation policy, Clinton would help provide access to the jobs, shopping, education, and health care that our community deserves. Complete Streets also would improve public health and provide additional economic and environmental benefits by reducing traffic in our congested downtown. How do we make this happen in Clinton? The good news is that we already have a plan. The Clinton Town…
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