Wanted to take a minute to weigh in on one of the local political races in Norwalk. While I’ve never really paid attention to any election beyond the Presidency, I’ve changed my perspective during these times of social and economic issues.
I have a friend who has taken interest as the State Representative in the 142nd district, Don Mastronardi. While I’m not a registered voter in that district, I’m a registered Democrat who in over 30 years of voting rarely crossed party lines. I feel like he’s a candidate worth standing up for.
While we both back different political parties we’ve always agreed on some middle ground. Points and problems on both sides of the fence, but each party could bring something that would benefit the people if there was a candidate that could see the issues the way we did. This conversation is something that I’ve shared with many people repeatedly, most agree we need some middle ground. The time for extreme anything is over, no matter what the issue social or economic.
While I was surprised that Don wanted to take the time to pursue State Rep., I was pleased. I didn’t need to ask what his opinions or political platform was because he revealed his thoughts over the years during many discussions on the golf course when he had no political aspirations, no need to hide true thoughts or feelings. Less government control, social equality while being fiscally conservative is something I’d like to see.
I think it’s important to support someone who believes we need middle ground to move forward. I believe if he has the chance, he can truly represent the thoughts of the people who live in his district.
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