NORWALK, Conn. – Did you go to Democrat Vinny Mangiacopra’s recent kickoff of his campaign to be Norwalk’s mayor?
If not, you’re in luck: you can see part of it from the comfort of your computer.
Mangiacopra has released a video of his first campaign speech in what he says will be a theme throughout his campaign, using various communication platforms to connect with Norwalkers. “We want to provide snapshots of this campaign directly to the people of Norwalk,” he said in a statement. “In today’s rapidly moving media environment, there is a hunger and desire for more content so folks get that sense of familiarity with a candidate. We plan on providing that in droves.”
Mangiacopra’s speech attacks Mayor Richard Moccia head-on without mentioning his name. “We need real leadership,” Mangiacopra said. “…Is the YMCA closing on the mayor’s watch, is that really his job? Well, I’m coming at it from the approach that everything is the mayor’s job.”
Moccia has “no vision, no plan, hasn’t had one in a long time,” Mangiacopra said.
“Residents are expecting more and more from their elected officials. They want to know what’s going on and that’s something we will amplify throughout the campaign and bring with us into City Hall,” Mangiacopra said in his press release. “We want to be in touch with our citizens and that includes holding regular Town Hall meetings when I become mayor. Communication is key.”