Support Rossi team
Last year the voters of West Haven elected Nancy Rossi as our new mayor and gave her a mandate to get West Haven’s fiscal house in order. Upon taking office she has uncovered a greater financial crisis than even she had predicted and inherited a city that is now under a State Review Board. She is working diligently to reduce unnecessary expenditures and reforming our city government into an efficient and cost effective operation. So what do we do to support her efforts to clean up West Haven?
First, 60 of West Haven’s finest Democratic community-minded residents have stepped forward to run with Mayor Rossi in the upcoming Democratic Town Committee Election which will be held on March 6. Mayor Rossi needs the support of the Democratic Town Committee in her efforts to reform and elect candidates who will do the right thing and not the politically correct thing.
The Democratic Town Committee’s role is to be the voice of the Democratic Party at the local level. One main objective of the Democratic Town Committee is to endorse Democratic candidates to run for office, both at the local and state level. I am running along with five other people from our district, Dorothy Chambrelli, John Clifford, Tom McCarthy, Lori Nacca and Andréa Talamelli.
Former Mayor John Picard made great strides in getting our fiscal house in order over his eight years in office but unfortunately the last administration dismantled all the progress that we had made and crippled our financial standing to the point where the state felt compelled to step in to manage our finances in cooperation with Mayor Rossi.
We must move on, remember the mistakes of the past, vow not to make them again and support Mayor Rossi in her efforts to place West Haven on a solid financial basis. We are asking for your vote to continue our efforts on behalf of the Democratic principles that we believe in. Please get out and vote on March 6 at Pagels Elementary School from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Vote Row – B.
Thank you for your support!
I find it hypocritical that the new mayor of West Haven, Nancy Rossi, is, once again, forcing the city taxpayers to pay for primary election. Rossi ran a campaign for mayor on the need to save every dollar we could, and she stopped our Public Works Department from performing critical functions that make West Haven clean and safe. She is also suggesting our concerts and festivals come to an end and she is stopping much-needed infrastructure improvements that jeopardize projects that will bring revenue into the city.
She is doing all this in the name of saving money for a fictitious dire financial picture she painted for political gain.
The Democratic Town Committee held a caucus in January to elect members. Any Democrat, including Rossi, could have come and sought the nomination and may did. Rossi and her team did not show up and nominate anybody. There was an election and a 60-member team was chosen. That’s where it should have ended, but not in the minds of Team Rossi.
Days after the caucus, Nancy Rossi and team decided that they didn’t like the people the Democratic voters elected and put in motion another primary race, a race that will cost the taxpayers of West Haven $60,000. This money could be better used to hire one more police officer, one more teacher or two paraprofessionals or any other well needed position.
It is incomprehensible that she would threaten layoffs and at the same time spend our tax dollars in this manner.
Either Nancy Rossi doesn’t have the backbone to stand up to the team that put her in office, or she truly speaks in fork tongue, and does what is politically advantageous for her, the hell with us taxpayers.
I would like Mayor Rossi saying one thing and doing another right out of the gate is a huge mistake and one fellow Democrats will not forget.
Douglas J. Turcotte III