Vote for the Democrats
Having had the privilege of serving on the Meriden City Council for the last 12 years, including as Majority Leader and as chairman of both the Economic Development and Finance committees, I know firsthand those personal qualities which are most important to serving our residents as a city councilor: honesty, respect for others, intelligence, willingness to work hard, ability to work with others, and community involvement. The diverse Democratic ticket clearly is the only team bringing all of these valuable assets to the table. Please vote for Scarpati, Cardona, Rohde, Blake, Tomassetti, Battista, and Jelks on November 5th! #PositivelyMeriden
Brian P. Daniels, Meriden
The writer is a Meriden city councilor.Keep Meriden moving
November’s election is all about Meriden — no state or federal contests. Our elected officials’ hard work is driving great progress. Their work is threatened by those who don’t appreciate the value of leadership or the promise of our future. Lured by tired promises of tax bargains, they would vote out strong leaders. Meriden Democrats have led Meriden’s progress. Helping Meriden is easy! Make sure you vote and keep the Democratic team at work. Search “Voting” on www.meridenct.gov for details. Please vote to keep Meriden moving forward.
Cate Rauch, MeridenOut with naysayers!
When people want to be in Meriden — to live, do business or visit — they bring with them the dollars that help keep taxes affordable. If people choose to avoid Meriden, residents need to pitch in more to make up for those who stay away. Democrats have Meriden moving forward with great schools, renovated downtown, wonderful parks and updated City staffing. Make sure you vote this November to keep our winning team. Vote to replace naysayers with Democrats. Keep Meriden’s momentum going! Vote for Democrats and overcome “NAY!”.
Dave Rauch, MeridenStop the spending!
Election Day is getting closer. We need to make some hard decisions. Is anyone willing to open the city charter and give us taxpayers the right to vote as to how they spend our money and let us vote for all councilors whether they live in our area or not? Don't be fooled by the smallest of tax decreases this year because next year, taxes will increase a lot because of the Eversource money received this year. We need to stop the spending and start thinking of us, the taxpayers. We need new people on the council to get different ideas. Everyone screams for term limits, so lets start in our home city!!!
Ray Bednarz, MeridenBeaudoin for finance board
On Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th please support Kevin Beaudoin, line 10 A, Board of Finance. Kevin was tenacious in putting a plan together in a bipartisan way to add lights at Recreation Park soccer fields, allowing hundreds of children to play soccer at night. In 2012 Kevin realized how little Southington made on Interest on Investments: $91,785. At his request a committee was formed to increase the interest. In 2019, Interest on Investments grew to $1,680,000, totaling $4,067,772 of new revenue from Interest on investments since 2012. These are the kind of efforts we need from our elected officials.
John Moise, SouthingtonRe-elect Sonya Jelks
For four years I have had the privilege of being Sonya Jelks’ partner in representing Council Area 1. She is the leader that can get the most out of very little, is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and represents her constituents with dedication and wisdom. She makes the city stronger and more unified. Councilwoman Jelks always listens carefully to her constituents’ concerns, and then figures out solutions to problems, whether individual or community-wide. I could not ask for a better Council colleague. Please support the entire Democratic ticket on November 5th.
Miguel Castro, Meriden
The writer is a Meriden city councilor.Vote for Zaborowski, Grandy
Meriden voters you have an opportunity to elect an excellent candidate for City Council. Dan Zaborowski is knowledgeable, sincere and cares about your taxes. He will represent us well. In addition I ask you to vote to keep Denise Grandy our City Clerk. She has done a superb job succeeding Irene Masse and continues to upgrade and improve services in her department. Absentee Ballots are available now in City Clerk's office. Not registered? Register now! Registrars office.
Anna P. Neumon, MeridenVoting for Cathy Battista
When my husband and I moved to Meriden almost 5 years ago Cathy Battista warmly welcomed us. Cathy is ever-present at local events — always showing up, supporting, and sharing her pride for Meriden. Now that we have a daughter, Cathy’s passion for early childhood education is more important to me than ever. I was thrilled to see her support the library renovation project this summer. While I am personally looking forward to an expanded Children’s Area, this is a project all Meriden residents will benefit from. Please join me in supporting Cathy’s re-election to the City Council in Area 4.
Sarah Taylor, Meriden