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Norwalkers become vocal in hot election cycle

NancyOnNorwalk has received many letters to the editor in this election cycle.

Election Day is Nov. 3. Many Norwalkers have already voted by absentee ballot.

NORWALK, Conn. – An unprecedented volume of opinions is raining down on NancyOnNorwalk in the form of letters to the editor expressing why certain candidates deserve our votes.

Whether they’re an indication of the fervor behind next week’s election, the quality of the races involved, or heightened awareness of this news outlet, NON is proud to support democracy by publishing them. We thought we’d list them as a voters’ guide of sorts, as many are thoughtful and informed regarding the value of the candidates.

But first, some numbers to measure the deluge:

  • September, 2016: Three letters published
  • September, 2018: Two letters published (both from a candidate)
  • September, 2020:10 letters published (one from a candidate); five letters on the police accountability bill, an election-related topic

 

  • October, 2016: Four letters published
  • October, 2018: Seven letters published
  • October, 2020 (so far): 35 letters published

 

The “voter’s guide:”

General election letters

 

 

District 25 State Senate race

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) vs. Republican challenger Elisavet “Ellie” Kousidis.

 

Police accountability bill and Duff’s claim of police behaving badly

 

District 137

Democratic State Rep. Chris Perone (D-137) vs. Ellen Wink, his Republican challenger.

 

 

 

District 142

State Rep. Lucy Dathan, a Democrat, vs. former State Rep. Fred Wilms, a Republican.

 

 

District 143 State Representative race:

Republican candidate is Patrizia Zucaro; Democratic candidate is Stephanie Thomas.

 

3 comments

John ONeill October 28, 2020 at 9:26 am

Great job Nancy & Co. — I’ve come to realize in the last 12 months how important LOCAL elections are. You provide a terrific outlet to educate those of us who otherwise wouldnt know whats going on. The zealots with time on their hands seem to control local politics. (Most of us are busy raising our families and are too busy) Your website enables us to raise our voices and be heard. It is my hope the silent majority of Norwalkers begin to understand the ramifications of local elections. I would bet 50% or more who vote have no idea who they are voting for in some contests. That needs to change as Connecticut heads towards the fiscal cliff we areapproaching.
So thank you for educating us.

Claire Schoen October 28, 2020 at 8:31 pm

@ John and John — On behalf of Nancy and the NoN team, thank you for the compliments. Just a heads up, you may be hearing from us soon as we are about to launch our annual fundraising campaign… 🙂 We are going to need all the help we can get!

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