Bethany, Cheshire, Meriden, Middletown, Prospect, Southington, Wallingford Residents: YOU Have the Power to Make a Miracle; Make Your Life Better by Voting for the State Democratic Candidates in your District on Election Day Nov. 6th.
Everywhere I go there is frustration in the air.
While the rhetoric from the Trump White House contributes to that frustration, so many people I talk to have something that hits closer to home these days, from health care issues to an unfair tax burden that impacts their income. There are also a myriad of other economic issues impacting people like being able to afford a child’s college tuition, making a mortgage payment, dealing with living paycheck to paycheck or even as a small business owner working hard to make payroll every week.
People are looking for their miracle, or at least a mini-miracle, to make their lives just a little better and a little more manageable.
But in reality you have the power to make that miracle, or at least a mini-miracle, become reality. You can make that miracle happen by getting out and vote on Election Day on Nov. 6.
If you vote, you can make that miracle happen for yourself year-round with the right candidates on the job working to fulfill your interests and needs. The right candidates include the five Democratic candidates listed below -- 89th State Representative District candidate Anne Harrigan, 16th State Senate District candidate Vickie Orsini Nardello, Liz Linehan, 103rd State Senate District candidate seeking re-election, 90th State Representative District candidate Dan Fontaine, and 13th State Senate District candidate Mary Abrams.
Look at the candidates who are running for office.
Truly dig deep and read and listen to what the Democrats and Republicans are saying in our local state elections and where they stand on the issues. It’s easy to do because they all have their own campaign websites and/or Facebook pages explaining their views on the issues, some a little more in-depth than others. And they all have videos explaining themselves.
After you sift through all the rhetoric, in so many ways the impact of this election cycle goes beyond the issues and it revolves around character. If you really want that opportunity to make your life a little better, if you want a candidate who considers the needs of his or her constituents first whenever voting on any legislation, you need to vote Democrat across the board.
I have been a reporter for 39 years. When you spend one-on-one time interviewing people as long as I have, it takes little time to get a sense of who that person is that you are interviewing and what they are all about. I have spent several months interacting with some of the candidates, other candidates I have known for years.
For the Democratic candidates listed below, the my-way-or-the-highway sentiment of the Republicans just doesn’t cut it. The three Cs are what these Dems are all about - Caring, Civility and Crossing the aisle to get things done. These Democrats are also good listeners.
Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter at the New Haven Register for 36 years.