By Daniel V. Obuchowski and Elsa Peterson Obuchowski
NORWALK, Conn. – With the Sept. 10 Democratic mayoral primary approaching, we have given serious thought to which candidate most deserves our votes. While all of the four Democratic candidates have some good ideas, we are proud to support Harry Rilling to become Norwalk’s next mayor.
As a lifelong Norwalk resident and 41-year veteran of the police department, Rilling knows Norwalk inside and out. His fine record as chief of police demonstrates that he has what it takes to efficiently and effectively manage a multimillion-dollar budget and a workforce of hundreds.
Though Rilling was an active Democrat in past decades, he appropriately avoided partisan politics during his 17 years as chief, and this has earned him a reputation as a leader who can bring people, organizations, and departments together to work for the common good. Norwalk needs a proven leader who will put an end to infighting and lack of cooperation among the many stakeholders in our city’s government, and Harry Rilling is that leader. We can see from the admirable way he has conducted his campaign that, as mayor, Rilling will make good on his pledge to make our municipal government accessible, transparent, and civil.
Last but not least, Rilling is the one Democrat who can defeat Moccia in November. If you believe, as we do, that Norwalk can do better—vote for Harry Rilling on Sept. 10.
Daniel V. Obuchowski and Elsa Peterson Obuchowski
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