Clinton Democratic Town Committee

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 from Christine Goupil’s leadership. She is a visible presence and participant in meetings, commissions, and public discussions. She views economic development as the linchpin for a turnaround in our town.

The knowledge Christine has gathered, her strong public service background, and her commitment to Clinton make her the ideal person to serve as first selectman.

Phyllis McGrath