Letter: Vote for Republican Candidates on Election Day

Dear Editor:

The purpose of this letter is to encourage your readers to vote for the Republican slate of candidates on November 7. We are very fortunate to have a talented group of candidates. Kevin Moynihan has a wealth of experience on the local scene as well as state and national levels. He will make an excellent first selectman. Andrew Brooks has transformed the office of treasurer to one of significance, relevancy and responsibility.

Letter: Campbell Thanks New Canaan for Town Council Re-Election

Dear Editor,

I am very pleased to have been re-elected to the Town Council and I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of you who supported my campaign. While I received 2,100 votes, I feel I represent more than that —all 17,000 residents of the Town. As I said during my campaign, I subscribe to basic Republican principles, but I have no way of knowing what issues will come before us. I commit to listening to all sides of a debate, then making a judgment as to what represents the best interests of the people of New Canaan. That fact that you asked me to represent you again is testament to me that you agree with this manner of analyzing issues.

Board of Selectmen Re-Elected as Voter Turnout Ticks Up; RTC-Backed Candidates onto Town Council

New Canaan voters on Tuesday re-elected First Selectman Rob Mallozzi by a wide margin, as nearly 30 percent of eligible voters cast ballots—an indicator of strong turnout compared to recent odd-year local elections. Mallozzi garnered 2,841 votes against petitioning candidate challenger Michael Nowacki’s 276, according to Town Clerk Claudia Weber. A total of 3,674 eligible voters cast ballots, according to Weber (herself the highest vote-getter in the election). Incumbent selectmen Nick Williams, a Republican, and Democrat Beth Jones also were re-elected with 2,194 and 1,331 votes, respectively. “I am delighted with my margin of victory,” Mallozzi told NewCanaanite.com.

Saxe Building Proposal: Where Candidates Stand

What follows are candidates’ responses to a public call from dozens of taxpayers to answer this question: Will you support the full project to renovate and expand Saxe Middle School? See PDF at the bottom of this article for details on the proposed $18.6 million building project. We will update this article with new responses as they come in from candidates for the Board of Selectmen, Board of Education and Town Council. Board of Selectmen

Rob Mallozzi, Republican incumbent seeking re-election for first selectman: “It didn’t take an email that I saw [Monday] to get my position out there. I think it’s very important, as a leader of this town, to telegraph my feelings and I appreciate the fact that there is a group that wanted to know people’s positions before the election.

Caucus Results: New Canaan Republicans Back New Candidates for Town Council, Board of Ed

New Canaan Republicans on Tuesday night backed four candidates for Town Council and three for Board of Education—an incumbent from each elected group failing to garner the required votes for party endorsement—during the Republican Town Committee’s caucus at New Canaan High School. Officials said just 285 total ballots were cast during the caucus, which saw most voters exit the high school auditorium even before candidates had a chance to give their speeches. The hopefuls now eye the Nov. 3 local elections, to begin their terms on the Town Council and Board of Ed soon afterwards. “It’s a great civic duty on your part to attend this,” RTC Moderator John Ponterotto told those gathered at the caucus at the outset, prior to opening voting for those who wished to cast their ballots prior to candidate speeches.