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Lisa for Norwalk

  • Rilling wins reelection; Democrats crush Republicans again

    (Updated, 4:40 a.m.: Complete story.) NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling has defeated Republican-endorsed challenger Lisa Brinton and won reelection for a fourth term. Rilling will again be supported by a 14-1 Democratic Common Council. The Board of Education will be entirely comprised of Democrats, and feature six women on the nine-member panel. Tom Keegan…

  • Camacho accuses Brinton campaign of violating state law

    Camacho accuses Brinton campaign of violating state law

    NORWALK, Conn. — Ed Camacho has filed a complaint with the state, accusing the Brinton campaign of violations of state campaign finance laws. “There are such major issues with Lisa Brinton’s campaign finances that a complaint needed to be filed,” Camacho, Norwalk Democratic Town Committee Chairman, said in a statement. “Taking cash game cards, accepting…

  • Norwalk needs a dynamo for mayor, vote Lisa for Norwalk

    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…

  • Brinton will fight for Norwalk, in Hartford

    This year’s local elections are taking place against the backdrop of an increasing push from the administration and legislative majority in Hartford to force more taxes, fees, and mandates onto municipalities and residents as the solution to Connecticut’s financial woes. Instead we should be looking for sustainable state government efficiencies, and policies that allow and…

  • Brinton and Rilling debate at Norwalk Inn

      NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s Mayoral candidate contention continued Tuesday with the annual Norwalk Greater Chamber of Commerce debate. What began as a sleepy reprise of Lisa and Harry’s Greatest Hits soon developed into jabbing back-and-forth, the familiar themes repeating but peppered with new commentary. Early on, Democratic incumbent Mayor Harry Rilling said unaffiliated-but-Republican endorsed opponent…

  • Opinion: Immigration and its impact on Norwalk

    Lisa Brinton is unaffiliated and the Republican endorsed candidate for Mayor. Recently, prominent local Democrats have accused me of making hateful comments and being “anti-immigrant, anti-people of color, and anti-diversity.”  I want to set the record straight for anyone who doesn’t already know me – nothing could be further from the truth: I am none…

  • Brinton: It’s a problem that the Mayor doesn’t think there’s a problem

    Brinton: It’s a problem that the Mayor doesn’t think there’s a problem

    NORWALK, Conn. — It was a tale of two Norwalks when incumbent Mayor Harry Rilling, a Democrat, and his challenger, Lisa Brinton, a Republican-endorsed Independent, sat down with Nancy on Norwalk for separate interviews. As should come as no surprise to anyone who is following the mayor’s race, whether these are the best of times…

  • Opinion: Can we talk? Issues impacting taxes and quality of life

    I came across an old interview with the late comedian, Joan Rivers.  During it, she explained her well known catchphrase, Can We Talk?  She said, “I always try to be very honest – my humor is truly stripping everything…”  Ms. Rivers’ brand of comedy was bare bones, but refreshingly honest.  With her it was, “Let’s stop…

  • Rilling, Brinton, present disparate views of Norwalk in League debate

    NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling and challenger Lisa Brinton duked it out Monday in a debate-like forum before a standing-room-only crowd in the City Hall community room. Brinton often looked amused as she delivered many jabs about what she described as errors, bad policies and/or declining conditions, presenting many statistics to support her claims.…

  • DTC Chair’s anti-immigrant charge underscores why politics has become so intractable

    To Norwalk DTC Chair Camacho and Senate Majority Leader Duff. Hi, my name is Doug Thomson, Norwalk Mayoral Candidate Lisa Brinton’s son, writing from afar in Bengaluru, India. Your recent comments in the Hour and elsewhere that my mother is “anti-immigrant and anti-people of color,” among other absurdities, depresses me greatly. It has only given…

  • Enough Duff Fluff

    Enough Duff Fluff

    Purporting to paint Republican mayoral candidate Lisa Brinton as anti-immigrant, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff recently accused her of being a racist in response to comments she made on a Nancy On Norwalk article.  That article related to the costs associated with educating the recent influx of immigrant children into Norwalk. As an immigrant myself, I was curious about…

  • Brinton isn’t racist and has nothing to do with Trump

    I felt it was time to say something based on unsettling comments made by Bob Duff regarding Lisa Brinton, Mayoral candidate. Bob Duff is hitting below the belt.  Our state senator is out of touch if he thinks any of us are going to believe that Lisa Brinton is somehow racist.  Concerned?  Yes, she is. …

  • Brinton talks issues in drive to be Norwalk Mayor

    Brinton talks issues in drive to be Norwalk Mayor

    NORWALK, Conn. — Come November, lifelong Democrat Chris Bowers plans to do something out of character: She will cross party lines on Election Day to cast her ballot for Mayoral candidate Lisa Brinton. “I think that on the local level, it’s not a party issue. It’s about what’s happening in the town. And I think…

  • Duff: Brinton and Meek’s comments are ‘hateful, anti-immigrant’

    Duff: Brinton and Meek’s comments are ‘hateful, anti-immigrant’

    NORWALK, Conn. — State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) issued a press release Friday condemning “recent hateful, anti-immigrant comments” by Lisa Brinton and Bryan Meek. Duff blasted Brinton, an unaffiliated Mayoral candidate endorsed by the Norwalk Republican Town Committee, and Meek, her campaign treasurer, for comments they’ve been quoted on by NancyOnNorwalk.

  • Brinton releases platform; Rilling campaign calls it ‘flattery’

    NORWALK, Conn. — Lisa Brinton has released her platform in her effort to be the next Mayor of Norwalk, ahead of her community town forums. Adam Wood, campaign spokesperson for incumbent Mayor Harry Rilling, sharply criticized the platform, calling it “convenient because the Mayor has already implemented most of what she says she will do…

  • Rilling nets union endorsement; Brinton seeks public input

    NORWALK, Conn. — The latest in Norwalk election news, primarily concerning the 2019 Mayoral contest: Mayor Harry Rilling has been endorsed by the union that went on strike against Stop & Shop Mayoral challenger Lisa Brinton is holding community conversations. League schedules forums