Another Norwalk city election is over and to the surprise of no one, the results were the same as two years ago.
The Republicans got clobbered, the Independents stayed home (that’s how independent they are), and the Democrats celebrated with glee.
Independent Lisa Brinton worked very hard, exuded tons of energy, talked to 10,000 plus residents, and with the support of many Republicans,
received roughly twice as many votes as last time.
Still, Mayor Rilling survived easily, 55% to 45%, securing his fourth term in office. Nice!
The numbing question in these local elections remains, “Why do less than 30 per cent of the 57,679 registered Norwalk voters actually vote?”
Meaning that approximately 40,000 registered residents don’t even bother to show up. What does that tell you? You can only conclude total apathy.
Meanwhile,the 15,000 or so folks who did vote, most of them for Democrats, hardly represent a referendum. If they do, it gets scary.
But one thing IS clear: The Democrats like things just the way they are in Norwalk, thank you. Meaning high taxes, lots of new apartments, shrinking home prices, sewers that don’t work, small business disappearing, the billion dollar walk bridge. And that’s just for openers.
But hey, we have Calf Pasture Beach, Jimmy’s Deli and Stew Leonard’s, three gems we can all enjoy.
As Mayor Rilling shouted taking his victory lap, WOW, WOW,WOW!