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Stratford Crier Candidate Questionnaire

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Profiles of Candidates for Town Council, Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Commissions

Knowing the people we elect to public office is important, and it is commonplace to vote for people you don’t know. In fact, you don’t have a clue as to how they think about issues, or to their priorities.

The Stratford Crier sent out a Candidate Questionnaire to ALL candidates running for Stratford municipal office this November so that we could make the process easier, and hopefully a little more effective and revealing.

Each candidate was contacted and asked to submit information for publication based on a Candidate Questionnaire.  Results of the questionnaire will be published over a 7-week period, from September 23rd to November 4th.

The questions were not political, but intended to foster understanding of what is most important by the candidate to represent us.

Those who chose not to reply, nor respond, include:

Town Council: Joe Bertone (R), District 3; Edward Scinto (R), District 4;  Kelly Whitham, (R) District 6; Alan Llewelyn (R), District 9.

Board of Education: Kim Murphy (R) and Alec Voccola (R).

Planning and Zoning Commissions: Ed Kingston (R); Edward Scinto (R); Richard Fredette (R); Casimir Mizera (R); Michael Carroll (R); Shawn Kelemen (R).

The Stratford Crier Editorial Staff

8 COMMENTS

  1. I’d like to know why the people listed, didn’t respond. I can’t think of an appropriate answer. Did they think that they don’t owe the citizens of Stratford a statement about their philosophy?

    • I wish all Stratford’s resident we Deserve better service Better men Or woman Hard- Working thinking about this city American citizen of Stratford for community try to bring more business good politician and good person that’s all I wish

    • I agree Trish. It is very telling that they are not willing to make their views and characteristics public. Why would anyone vote for such a candidate?

    • I believe that they don’t value the Stratford Crier as a viable news source and feel that they do not need to work with us.

  2. So are you saying that every (D) responded? The sad thing is that these (R)’s that didn’t respond will still get elected because voters in gerrymandered Stratford are conditioned to vote for the party and not the person.

    • Tom, I hope you’re wrong about voting for party, not person this time. It is very telling when candidates choose not to make public their views and qualities. They have passed up a great opportunity to “put their best foot forward”.

  3. I agree Trish. It is very telling that they are not willing to make their views and characteristics public. Why would anyone vote for such a candidate?

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