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Opinion: My economic plan is essential for Norwalk

State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) speaks to supporters in October, as part of his bid to be Norwalk mayor. His platform including a switch to public/private partnerships to help fund city needs.

NancyOnNorwalk reached out to State Rep. Bruce Morris, who fell short Tuesday in his bid to become Norwalk’s next mayor, for a reaction to the election. This is his response. 

I am with my father who was placed in hospice care on yesterday. He has hours or no more than a day or two left. My remaining time with him is my priority right now, as I could not be with him often in these last weeks of the campaign. As you know, he is my political and public service inspiration.

On my FB Page, I have extended my assistance to  Mayor Rilling, helping him to be successful for Norwalk.   I firmly believe my economic plan is essential for Norwalk and similar urban communities. Further, it will relieve the unsustainable state burden to support struggling cities. If he wishes, I will be only glad to work with Mayor Rilling on this and other items discussed during the campaign. I will be interested in his vision for the city and how that  is derived from or becomes a shared vision by all Norwalk residents for the next 10 years and how I may support the fulfillment of said vision. We are at a critical point in time determining the future of our great city. I will do all that I can to encourage all citizens become engaged in celebrating the good and refining whatever needs fixing in our city.

Considering the depth of intellectual capital in Norwalk, with thoughtful planning, a comprehensive economic development plan, monitored measurable goals with all hands on deck, Norwalk can become the model of an economically self sustainable city for others to follow. Again, I look forward to supporting Mayor Rilling  – for the good of our city, as he deems appropriate.

One comment

Elsa Peterson Obuchowski November 9, 2017 at 10:44 am

Deepest sympathy to the Morris family in this time of sadness about the health of the elder Mr. Morris.
Bruce Morris’s response to the election results is a fine example of statesmanship and constructive governance.

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