In my 10+ years of knowing Lisa Brinton, I view her key character traits as exuberance, optimism, strong work-ethic, collaborative nature and results-oriented. Lisa employs these character traits in every single thing she does.
Lisa’s running for Mayor to bring jobs back to Norwalk. The opening question at the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Debate was about Norwalk’s decrease of 500+/- jobs since 2015 despite a construction boom. A statistic like that happens under lackluster leadership. A Mayor Brinton would make pursuing, finding and keeping good paying jobs in Norwalk a priority.
Lisa will be an Education Mayor. Lisa logged 6 years on Norwalk Public School’s District Data Team, 8+ years teaching writing, 12 years of education advocacy at the local and State level and, as a mother of two NPS graduates, has personal knowledge of Norwalk schools’ assets and challenges. Lisa also has a record of public advocacy for more ECS funding from Hartford for our schools.
Lisa will Fight for Norwalk. As an Independent, Lisa is not beholden to Hartford political power structures that muzzle our current Mayor’s ability to speak up or advocate for Norwalk interests. Norwalk only gets back $0.10+/- for every $1.00 it sends Hartford. The voice of Norwalk’s Mayor must be heard firmly, consistently and transparently in Hartford.
Lisa will Fight for Norwalk Taxpayers and Homeowners. For many Norwalk homeowners, property taxes, although still high, were lower after this last revaluation because property values decreased as much as 10% in the last 4 years. As a homeowner and single mom, Lisa understands that changing that dichotomy must be a top priority.
Lisa will personally reach out, communicate and be transparent with Norwalk citizens and not, unlike our current Mayor, delegate that role to communication staff. Take a look at her ‘Lisa for Norwalk’ webpage as an example of this openness, with its detailed policy statements and on-the-record comments.
With its natural attributes and proximity to NYC, Norwalk has the ‘bones’ to be a great city that works for all its citizens. To make Norwalk great, Norwalk needs a dynamo Mayor. Lisa Brinton is a dynamo.
Please vote Lisa for Mayor on Tuesday.