Kelly lends support for Hoydick, Pia

To the Editor:

I have been proud to serve in the state Legislature alongside Laura Hoydick for the past seven years. During that time, Laura has been an effective advocate on behalf of Stratford, quickly rising to the post of Deputy Republican Leader, where she has been at the vanguard of the fight against Gov. Dannel Malloy’s failed economic policies and crushing tax hikes.

I know she will bring that effective advocacy to the role of mayor. In addition, she has critical experience that only comes from her service in state government, demonstrating her talent for working in a bipartisan fashion with local, state and federal officials, commissioners and department heads.  It is this experience and skill that will make a crucial difference for Stratford.  

I am also confident in the talents and skills of Chris Pia, candidate for Town Council in the 1st District where I reside.  Like Laura, Chris has been traversing his district, working hard and meeting voters face-to-face.  In his work as president of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Stratford Rotary Club and as a member of the Stratford Redevelopment Agency, he has demonstrated patience, a willingness to listen and the professionalism that will be central to returning civility to the Town Council.

I offer my enthusiastic support of Laura Hoydick for mayor, and Chris Pia for council in the 1st district, and I urge my fellow town residents to support them on Nov. 7.

State Sen. Kevin Kelly

21st District

 

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  • Kenny

    If the Stratford Democrats donu2019t call for an investigation of the Registrar of Voteru2019s office and the Stratford Housing Authoritywith regards to Tom Malloysu2019s residency, voter status and chairmanship of the housing board, then The Democratsndeserve to lose in the upcoming election Nov 7th.nnIf Stephanie Phillips wants to be the leader of this town than she should show her leadership on this issue.nnIf Republican Chairman/Republican Registrar Lou Decilio wants to say everything is correct then letu2019s hear it.nnIf Republican town attorney Florek wants to explain the situation that would be helpful too as he serves on both Housing Authority and Town Council.nnI would like to hear candidates Zalik and Hoydick opinion on the situation.nnNo matter who wins Nov 7th there will still be a question of how is Tom Malloy a registered voter/resident of Woodbury since Oct 2016 allowed to a member of and chairman of The Stratford Housing Authority Board ?n n nSTRATFORD WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS

    • Nobody Cares

      Once the Dems get wiped out in this election they wont have any voice so the Tom Malloy investigation will get squashed. The Dems were non existent in this town the first 6 years of the Harkins administration, they still would be if the R’s weren’t dumb enough to sell the WPCA. It’s the sad truth, it’s a one party town with Lou running the show. I do agree with you Kenny, STRATFORD WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!

      • Kenny

        If they do nothing to address the improprieties, it would appear they condone the violation of our laws for well connected political insiders.nNo one is above the law

        • Nobody Cares

          Beg to differ, Lou and Harkins are above the law. Lou has numerous election violations yet only gets slaps on the wrist and Harkins lives in Shelton.

  • Frank Parady

    The only question regarding Ms. Hoydick, one she has so far refused to answer, is if she intends to attempt to hold on to her seat in Hartford if she prevails in the election here. All this talk about hard work and sacrifice…. is her state pension more important than our having a full time mayor?

    • SCR

      The Post reports that she has announced she will resign her seat if elected.

  • Alta Vista

    I have a question about Laura Hoydick’s ability to tell the truth. nnRemember when she promised to bring Amazon here, and that would be our economic salvation? She seems to have gone quiet on that claim in recent weeks.nnThe very first item on Amazon’s list of requirements is a city of 1 million plus with a highly educated work force. Neither Stratford nor Bridgeport qualify. And that’s requirement number one!nnYet Ms. Hoydick, Joe Paul and Daniel Cook all LIED about this, claiming they would bring Amazon here. For the record, I am stating these three individuals are all liars. Plain and simple. And they are lying to you for their own personal advancement. Lovely.nnI assume that they were all lying because I’m giving them credit for having basic English comprehension skills.nnWhy vote for someone who will tell you pretty fairy tales about economic development instead of facing the reality of state cuts, state tax increases and an exodus of taxpayers from town?

    • Thayer

      This is the reason why Stratford is and always be a mess! No accountability by our elected officials!

      • No Transparency

        No accountability, No transparency, just like what Joe McNeil did last week and blocked the public from listening to police calls. He has something to hide, making the public less safe now from crime.

        • Facts

          And Mr. Tran not filing his form 20 documents with the town. What is he hiding? Who are his donors?

    • Andrew Kennedy

      “Alta Vista” I have a question about YOUR ability to tell the truth. Neither Laura Hoydick, Joe Paul, or Dan Cook ever said they “promised” to bring Amazon here. I did see that Laura said we should work together regionally to try to land Amazon- not necessarily in Stratford, but in the Bridgeport region, to bring jobs and boos the economy of the region. I am stating clearly, and for the record, that YOU are a liar, claiming they “promised” to bring Amazon to Stratford, intentionally misleading people. You could prove me wrong by directing us to all of their quotes promising us Amazon. Go ahead. Do it. You can’t.nSecondly, your smug derision of “English comprehension skills” is ironic here as, if you read Amazon’s requirements – the Bridgeport region has roughly 1 million people- no one ever said Stratford has a million people. So in essence, your comprehension skills appear to be far more feeble.nIt’s okay though – you’re a brave anonymous poster who doesn’t shoulder a shred of the accountability you rail on others about.

      • Alta Vista

        If you have actually read the requirements that Amazon has published you will understand that there is, in fact, no TOWN on their short list. They specifically require a city. So, again that leaves Stratford out. nnAnd if you think that Bridgeport could possibly qualify for Amazon’s needs you must be… really ignorant. nnBridgeport does not have the highly skilled workforce they require. Nor it is the transit hub that they need. Nor… well, the list goes on and on.nnIf I know for a fact that u2013 according to Amazon u2013 they will not consider a town like Stratford or a city like Bridgeport, then you are LYING when you promise to ‘work towards’ bringing them to the region.nnYou are peddling FALSE HOPE. Which is just cruel, really. nnAnd if it isn’t a cruel lie, why has Ms. Hoydick stopped publicly promising to ‘work towards’ this fantasy of economic development?nnAmazon, in fact, is not considering ANY location in CT. Anyone who has reasonable English skills would know this simply by, um reading.nnHoydick, Paul and Cook are intentionally misleading people, perhaps like yourself, who have not followed the Amazon story closely.nnIt is the same kind of false promise that Stratford politicians here have made for years about the AFST.nnIf you prefer to believe LIES and FAIRY TALES, instead of requiring actual, practical, economic development you are quite welcome to do so.

      • R Barber

        Thank you, Andrew Kennedy, re: English Comprehension Skills. I have to admit that I laugh out loud sometimes when Alta Vista aka Joe Pedoto writes his smug, nonsensical comments about every candidate not named Stephanie.

      • YeaYea

        actually she alluded to it. Which is just as bad giving people false hope. Sorry but AMAZON is not coming to connecticut. Ask Laura Hoydick why she tried to change a law her Friend Lou Decilio broke.

        • Alta Vista

          False hope, indeed. Ms. Hoydick did far more than allude. nnShe stated, u201cStratford and the greater Bridgeport region fits the bill perfectly for Amazonu2019s new corporate headquarters, and we have numerous locations right here in Stratford that would be ideal.”nn”Hoydick said she would seek a regional effort to try to land Amazon in the Stratford area.”nnMs. Hoydick, this is simply a LIE. nnThe application period has already ended. What did you do to follow up on your claim? Absolutely NOTHING! nnYou are willing lie to the taxpayers of Stratford in order to get votes. Just as Joe Paul and Daniel Cook did. nnJoe Paul: “If we miss the opportunity for Amazon to choose Stratford for its next headquarters, it will be because we failed to prepare our town for this type of opportunity.”nnDaniel Cook: “Amazon deserves the best location in the country, and that would be our great town…There are many fine locations in our town including the 3rd District for the new headquarters.”

    • YeaYea

      The bigger question that needs to be asked of her is why she alone propsed legislation to change a law that Lou Decilio and Richard Fredette broke in 2014 and were given a slap on the wrist in 2016 by the SEEC. Still waiting on that answer.

  • Trevor

    Funny how all Kevin Kelly does is chop up Governor Malloy but what has he done in Hartford for Stratford? Also why doesn’t Kevin want to discuss Tom Malloy?

    • Kenny

      Kevin was a Town Attorney may he will research Tom Malloy.nI believe that Connecticut General Statue Sec. 8-41 sets the condition of residency for service as a “Commissioner” in a local hosing authority and “Terms shall commence on the first day of the month next succeeding the date of their appointment, and annually thereafter a commissioner shall be appointed to serve for five years except that any vacancy which may occur because of a change of residence by a commissioner, removal of a commissioner, resignation or death shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term.” nnIn this instance, Chairman Thomas J. Malloy sold his residence at 80 Sekelsky Drive on 07/15/2014. He falsely represented himself to election officials voting in person in a primary election on 08/12/2014, a vote by absentee ballot in a general election on 11/04/2014 and a vote by absentee ballot in a general election on 11/03/2015. He then registered as a voter residing at 246 Tuttle Road, Woodbury, Connecticut on 10/6/2016. nnLeaving the claims of voter fraud aside, his service on the Town of Stratford Housing Authority after selling his residence questions his legal authority to have participated, voted or otherwise directed matters before the board since 07/15/2014 and whether these matters are legally approved with his involvement. nnWith nearly three years of board meetings where he participated to review, this represents a significant financial and legal liability to the Town of Stratford for his actions.

  • Kenny

    Kevin was a Town Attorney maybe he will research Tom Malloy.nI believe that Connecticut General Statue Sec. 8-41 sets the condition of residency for service as a “Commissioner” in a local hosing authority and “Terms shall commence on the first day of the month next succeeding the date of their appointment, and annually thereafter a commissioner shall be appointed to serve for five years except that any vacancy which may occur because of a change of residence by a commissioner, removal of a commissioner, resignation or death shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term.”nIn this instance, Chairman Thomas J. Malloy sold his residence at 80 Sekelsky Drive on 07/15/2014. He falsely represented himself to election officials voting in person in a primary election on 08/12/2014, a vote by absentee ballot in a general election on 11/04/2014 and a vote by absentee ballot in a general election on 11/03/2015. He then registered as a voter residing at 246 Tuttle Road, Woodbury, Connecticut on 10/6/2016.nLeaving the claims of voter fraud aside, his service on the Town of Stratford Housing Authority after selling his residence questions his legal authority to have participated, voted or otherwise directed matters before the board since 07/15/2014 and whether these matters are legally approved with his involvement.nWith nearly three years of board meetings where he participated to review, this represents a significant financial and legal liability to the Town of Stratford for his actions.

  • Kenny

    If they do nothing to address the improprieties, it would appear they condone the violation of our laws for well connected political insiders.nNo one is above the law

  • Kenny

    If the Stratford Democrats donu2019t call for an investigation of the Registrar of Voteru2019s office and the Stratford Housing Authoritywith regards to Tom Malloysu2019s residency, voter status and chairmanship of the housing board, then The Democratsndeserve to lose in the upcoming election Nov 7th.nIf Stephanie Phillips wants to be the leader of this town than she should show her leadership on this issue.nIf Republican Chairman/Republican Registrar Lou Decilio wants to say everything is correct then letu2019s hear it.nIf Republican town attorney Florek wants to explain the situation that would be helpful too as he serves on both Housing Authority and Town Council.nI would like to hear candidates Zalik and Hoydick opinion on the situation.nNo matter who wins Nov 7th there will still be a question of how is Tom Malloy a registered voter/resident of Woodbury since Oct 2016 allowed to a member of and chairman of The Stratford Housing Authority Board ?nSTRATFORD WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS

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