By Monica Thomas
NORWALK, Conn. – Like many who live in Norwalk, I moved here from out of town and started my family. We have a beautiful 2-year-old girl.
As I think about my daughter’s future – the education she will acquire, the jobs available to her, the environment she will grow up in – I inevitably consider Norwalk’s leadership.
Given all the press this mayor’s race is getting already and the crisis our school system seems to be in, I decided it was time for me to look into who is running as a Democrat for Mayor. Vinny Mangiacopra stands out far above the rest. He brings a refreshing new approach to politics in Norwalk. His ability to recognize areas in which Norwalk needs help is uncanny. He spoke up last year during the budget crisis. He recognized what a travesty losing the YMCA would be. He understood the need to bring more young people into the American Legion or risk losing another part of our community. He advocates for Norwalk now while others just talk about the good old days.
We need leadership for the future and Mr. Mangiacopra is working relentlessly for that future. We can’t wait anymore. As a working mother with a young family I don’t want the same tired leadership anymore. I want a mayor that is in tune with the people of our city and whose willing to fight for our future and that is Vinny Mangiacopra.