It is election day here in Wallingford in a few weeks. For the past few months voters in Wallingford have been inundated with the usual anti-Wallingford, anti-Mayor Dickinson rhetoric. This campaign has seen what amounts to wondering what town we are actually living in.
To me as a both as a voter and taxpayer the issues are clear. Wallingford is one of the best fiscally run and managed communities in Connecticut. It has a low tax rate, low electric rates, excellent schools and services, and an excellent bond rating.
It has been done with the guidance of a Mayor who places the town first before his needs and political ego.
It has been done with the guidance of a Mayor who has placed fiscal conservatism along rational economic thought first before the desires of special interest groups.
It has been done with the guidance of a Mayor who leads with actions rather than empty talk and promises.
It has been done with the guidance of a Mayor who does not have to constantly be on social media and tweeting all that he has done, will do or promises to do. Mayor Dickinson actually accomplishes.
The economic reality of 2013 shows that good government does exist when a Mayor makes the harsh choices to be thrifty with every penny of taxpayers monies. In my economic opinion this does not exist with the economically irrational Democratic leadership in both Hartford and Washington.
Wallingford voters have a choice. We have an excellent government with Mayor Dickinson and six Republican Town Councilors and Republican Board of Education. Vote them back into office November 5, 2013. Do not be persuaded by the false promises and false economic realities that the opposition provides.