Dear Stamford Residents,
As we approach the special election on Tuesday, April 12th, I find it important to more clearly clarify who I am as a candidate and what constitutes my beliefs and qualifications to represent my neighbors in the 148th District of Stamford.
It has come to my attention that my association with the principles of the tea party movement has been mischaracterized by the press and at least one of my opponents.
First and foremost, the tea party movement is just that, a movement, not a political Party. Because the principles of the tea party movement are:
· fiscal responsibility,
· personal accountability,
· constitutionally limited government,
· and allowing businesses to run on an even playing field free of crony-capitalism and over burdensome regulations
… I got involved in the movement. These principles ring true for me. I was one of four founders of a local organization of tea partiers to promote these American principles that our Founding Fathers recognized.
As I have been speaking with Republican, Unaffiliated, Democrat and Independent registered voters across the district, most agree that it is time to restore sound fiscal policy.
I believe that it is essential for elected members of our government to abide by the rules we have allowed them to ignore for decades. This is why I am asking to be the next State Representative from the 148th.
As a member of the tea party movement which encourages individual responsibility to be a leader in one’s community, over the last two years I have participated in producing educational programs on a weekly basis right here in Stamford. Some of the topics of the programs have included voter fraud detection, economic literacy, the US constitution and the role of the 10th Amendment. We also hold discussion groups relating to State and Federal legislative issues that impact the citizens of Stamford.
I am proud to have helped my fellow citizens understand the election cycle though candidate vetting sessions and candidate training classes, voter education and voter registration drives. As a result of my leadership more citizens are getting involved.
Looking at the other 4 candidates in this race, I have not seen any effort on their part to bring this sort of information to the general public. I believe I will be the best Representative that you can select on Tuesday, April 12th . While I have the endorsement of the Independent Party, my allegiance will be to my constituents and not a political party.
From the land of the free and the home of the brave,
Independent Party candidate for State Rep