Connecting with voters: Cheshire Democratic Town Council candidates' next stop on their "Listening Tour" is Oct. 7 at Main Street Cafe from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Education is a beautiful thing.
When it comes to political elections, it’s always in the best interest of all voters to do what they can, to learn everything they can, about candidates from both sides of the aisle in an effort to be informed.
Cheshire Democratic Town Council candidates are making themselves available at their “Listening Tour” events with the next stop on Oct. 7 at Main Street Cafe from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cheshire voters should take advantage of these opportunities to learn what the candidates interests are and what they are planning to do to make Cheshire better. Candidates are also yearning to listen to voters’ interests and concerns in an effort to better plan for the town’s future.
Cheshire Democratic Town Council candidates kicked off their election-long “Listening Tour” on Sept. 9 at Paul’s Restaurant (see photos above). It was the first of five “Listening Tour” events scheduled. The "Listening Tour" had its next stop at Cheshire Coffee on Sept. 23. In addition to Oct. 7 at Main Street Cafe, other stops on the “Tour” will be on Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 with sites and times to be announced.
The strong slate of Cheshire Town Council candidates making rounds on the “Tour” are incumbents Patti Flynn-Harris (at-large), Michael Ecke (District 1 candidate), Peter Talbot (District 4) and Jeffrey Falk (District 3). Former Town Councilors Ron Gagliardi and Jim McKenney are Town Council at-large candidates. Other candidates with strong backgrounds are Derek Gromko (District 2) and at-large candidates Kim Cangiano and Jim Jinks.
“As candidates for our local election we feel our most important role is to be the voice for all Cheshire residents,” Jinks said. “We want to hear the concerns and ideas from the people that live right here. We don't presume to have all the answers and we don't take our cues from elsewhere. The best solutions for Cheshire are most likely to be those that come from our community, not from Hartford or Washington.”
Talk to all the Democratic Town Council candidates. Each one has a strong background with unique ideas to make Cheshire better.
Voters and all Cheshire residents are also urged to go visit this website (www.Cheshiredem.org) regularly to view Cheshire Democratic candidate bios, news and updates.
Cheshire, this is Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future.
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 for the New Haven Register for 34 years.