Young is the choice for state rep

To the Editor:

There has not been a lot of excitement over the upcoming special election to fill the 120th District for the House of Representatives vacated by our new mayor. But this election may affect Stratford’s future much more than people think. Do we want to tag along like sheep? No. Democracy is sacred to Americans, and we should do our part by voting carefully on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

I have seen Phil Young as he builds his campaign. I have seen someone who is dedicated, honest, and says it like is. These are the qualities needed by our next state representative. Phil can sift the chaff from the wheat and he has a reputation among the Connecticut state leaders as a man who is willing to stand up and fight for what is right.

You may recall that State education funds have become the fulcrum of Stratford’s budget. Phil will work with our 121st District Rep. Joe Gresko and together they will strengthen  Stratford’s place in the Legislature. I am sure they are compatible. Please vote on Feb. 27 at your usual  voting place.

Ann Eisinger

 

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  • Kenny

    You don’t have to own property to vote either you just need to be bonafided. Check with the Registrar for information. If you need an absentee ballot stop by the Town Clerk’s office.

    • Bill

      Phil will do nothing for Stratford. And his campaign manager is full of hot air.

      • No More Puppets

        If Phil will “do nothing” for Stratford then what will YOUR candidate Cabral do for Stratford? He’s just one of Lou & Laura’s puppets. At least Phil will try, Bill will just follow.

        • Lovejoy

          Best of luck to Phil.

        • Carol

          Bill is a go getter who is in it to win it. Bill will carry on in the Hoydick/Harkins tradition of provide results. I can not trust Phil and the democrats after the whole voter fraud scandal where Stephanie tried to steal the election from Laura.

          • Enough with no help puppets

            You just gave me a reason to vote for Phil. If Bill is going to continue the curse that Harkins & Hoydick and Vin Chase did before that, that did nothing for Stratford then Phil deserves a chance. The Republicans gerrymandered this district back in the ’80’s and took it away from Bob Frankel and gave it to Chase and it’s been all down hill for 30+ years. They also gerrymandered the 21st Senate district by taking the minorities and Democrats out of the west side and south end of Stratford and moving them to the 23rd district in Bridgeport. All that did was to make the 23rd a Democratic strong hold and allowed the Republicans to control the 21st. Let me tell you whether it was Sal DePiano, Margaret Morton, Alvin Penn, Ernie Newton or Ed Gomes, they do not need black voters from Stratford to help them win. Typical Republicans with their gerrymandering, whether it was under the direction of Lowell Weiker, John Rowland or Jody Rell they get to do their under-handed moves.

          • Carol

            More like typical Bridgeporters working for Stephanie trying to rig the vote. I am tired of outsiders who have not paid their dues. Bill is a life long resident who has volunteered with numerous Stratford organizations for decades. Phil Young has only been in Stratford a few years. What kind of person “quits” their job to run for State Rep? Not a well thought out plan but typical of Stratford Democrats looking for a paycheck and not solutions for Stratford.

          • Danny Cook

            Many great ideas from Carol. Phil may be a good man but Bill is better for Stratford. Let us all vote for him.

          • SCR

            According to his political mailing, he has been a resident for over 40 years. Given that he is ~78, that isn’t “lifelong”. But it’s irrelevant anyway. My concern would be that a candidate understands the most important issues for the town. Sadly, Bill’s mailing doesn’t give any indication that he does understand the issues. And the absentee ballot application enclosure is just bizarre. Republican voting for Young.

          • Danny Cook

            Forty years is more then many of us. Forty years is long enough to know the good and bad of Stratford government. Bill will win.

          • SCR

            Maybe we, as a town, should take a hard look at the reality of the Legislature? The Democrats bring the “pork” back to their cities/towns.While i would love to see a drastic reduction in state spending, i know that isn’t going to happen, regardless of who controls the legislature. So let’s get reps in there who will bring the $$$ home to Stratford, and let our local town Republicans manage those funds.

          • Kenny

            The trouble with local town Republicans managing funds is the residents get “porked”. Why is there a Director Public Safety/Consultant at Town of Stratford Town Hall making $80,000 a year when we already have Chiefs at Police, Fire and EMS?nWhy do we pay the registrar of voters $67,000 a year when Milford pays their registrar $37,000 to do the same job.nWhat are getting for all that Republican pork.

          • SCR

            I’m not here to be an apologist for Stratford’s local Republican leadership, but in fairness, it should be pointed out that the Democrat registar’s office is equally as “porky”. And since you’ve mentioned Milford, their mill rate is something like 27.7. I guess Blake(D) is doing something right in Milford.

          • Kenny

            I agree with you both Dems and Repubs are “porky”.nThe Registrars offices cost over $300,000 a year and while both sides benefit, Republican Jim Connor sponsored the increase. I asked him why he felt it necessary and he never gave a response. I assume he wanted to reward RTC chair and Repub Registrar DeCilio and if that means the Democrat gets a raise too they don’t seem to care it’s only tax dollars and they can increase property taxes like they have every year.nIf Republicans want a director of public safety why not appoint a qualified person ? Why do they have an unvetted consultant.nThat’s another waste of tax dollars.nLike you I guess Blake is doing something right.nI do like Stratford and I wish people would do things with the intention of what’s best for the town.

          • Danny Cook

            I agree with your great interesting comments.

          • Danny Cook

            You guess right.

          • Danny Cook

            Shut down this worthless office and let the town clerk staff take over their duties.

          • Danny Cook

            Very true, great comments.

    • Lovejoy

      Danny and I do not own property and we both vote by absentee ballots.

      • CT Sam

        “Danny and I”? Don’t you mean DANNY = I. Daniel S. Cook IS Lovejoy. Nobody really cares if you do or don’t own property or if you vote in person or by absentee ballot, just as long as you vote. We know you do not own property because the SHA won an $87 judgement against you for vandalizing their property (i.e. a piece of Plexiglass costing $37 + a $50 fine).

        • Lovejoy

          No need to reply to your Lies, Harassment, Insults aim at Seniors. Danny and I are two difference people.

          • CT Sam

            I will gladly meet you and Alta Vista at Danny’s (no relation to you/Lovejoy) for a BLT (Bully-Lie-Thug) sandwich any time you want, my treat! Just don’t make it on a Friday during Lent.

          • Danny Cook

            No need to response to your lies, meanness, harassment and insults. What does your insults have to do with this story?

          • CT Sam

            “No need to response to your lies, meanness, harassment and insults”…..but you just did! Hey I offered to buy you lunch at Danny’s and you wont take me up on the offer.

          • Danny Cook

            Liar, I see you in June.

          • Danny Cook

            Bad news, they went out of business.

          • Danny Cook

            Now, your real name is?

        • Danny Cook

          What your insults have to do with the story?

          • Pat Spermling

            I agree. No insults

          • Lovejoy

            Thank you Pat. We use our real names and we write comments about stories and letters to the editor. We do not hide behind fake names nor do we harass and insults others.

        • Danny Cook

          Nobody cares about your insults, harassment, and meanness. You are the Fake CT Sam. Now your real name is?

        • Danny Cook

          They won $37.00 plus $50.00 after spending over $5,000.00 which is a clean case of Harassment. The item should had be replace many times of 40 years. I am appealing.

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