Norwalk’s four-way race for mayor this year shows why so many voters don’t want Harry Rilling to have any role in the future of our city. The three other candidates agree that Norwalk stands at a crossroads. One candidate, Andy Conroy, is the best and the only responsible choice for Mayor.
Andy has 30 years of experience in city government and, over the course of that career, demonstrated superior ethical conduct, sound decision making, and effective thinking necessary to take our city toward a common goal: a great Norwalk!
As for the others? Our current mayor is taking money for give-aways to irresponsible out-of-state developers and he’s taking orders from our failed state government that wants to trash education and turn our city into a billion-dollar bridge construction hell hole. And does Poko ring a bell?
Bruce Morris, who is suing our city and our taxpayers for a bigger pension, wants to be mayor to control Norwalk’s corporation counsel lawyers for a nice settlement and a really big pension.
And Lisa Brinton thinks that she can wave a magic wand and change everything when no one in the city government who she has, for months, insulted and questioned their dignity, honor and standing, have stepped up to support her and her platform; not even the current candidates for common council. She has NO experience in government, and it shows.
Andy’s contributions, on the other hand, to the City of Norwalk during his time in public life range from small projects in the city to large and impactful undertakings such as the charter revision that Andy led the city through as Council President. He deserves much of the credit for remaking the Board of Education and making seats on the board an elected position, rather than political appointees of the mayor.
Andy has made a compelling case for himself throughout this campaign, making “vision” among his top campaign themes. To me, this means a shift away from the “rudderless” approach of Harry Rilling, who seems content to take Norwalk which ever way the wind blows rather than being guided by a blueprint for the future.
Andy’s superior combination of vision, management skills, and experience is what sets him apart from the other candidates this year, and what Norwalk needs. Norwalk voters must not elect a candidate for mayor that is either motivated by money or by malice.
I urge my friends, neighbors, and fellow Norwalkers to vote for Andy Conroy for Mayor.
He’s the best and only responsible choice.