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Release: Milford DPW Union Makes Mayoral Endorsement

'Peter really respects the work we do,' the union president said in the following statement released by Spalthoff.

Peter Spalthoff, Republican candidate for mayor of Milford. Credit: Contributed Photo
Peter Spalthoff, Republican candidate for mayor of Milford. Credit: Contributed Photo
Originally published on our Opinion Board by Peter Spalthoff, Republican candidate for mayor of Milford

Peter Spalthoff, Republican candidate for mayor, announced (Monday) that he has received the endorsement of AFSCME Local 1566, the union representing Milford Department of Public Works employees.

Spalthoff welcomed the union's endorsement.

"This is a proud moment for me," he said. "It's truly an honor to gain the trust and support of hardworking city employees like the members of AFSCME Local 1566. These men and women care deeply about the quality of the services they provide to Milford residents and businesses.

"Local 1566 members want to make Milford a better place to live, work and learn. I want the same thing. By working together, and demonstrating mutual respect for each other's views, we can achieve that. We won't always agree, but we will always communicate with each other when it comes to providing top-notch public services."

Local 1566 President Michael Hedman said Spalthoff impressed union members with his commitment to protecting public services and fostering open communication.

"Peter really respects the work we do," Hedman said. "He knows we are proud to serve the public and wants to make sure we have the ability to get the job done.

"Being a former Trumbull police officer and union member, Peter also understands the challenges of being a public servant and the importance of maintaining dialogue between the chief elected official and the bargaining representative for city workers."
Nobama October 17, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Normally I just read the ridiculousness that goes on this site, but today I feel the need to act. I’m a diehard republican and proud of it. I’m worried about the future of my party that promotes small government and right to work values. Now we have unions endorsing Peter Spalthoff as Mayor, what is this madness? I was scared when he was the nominee being the party traitor that he is but this confirmed all my fears. Spalthoff is in bed with the unions?!?!?!?!? What kind of liberal is this guy? Not ashamed to say I wont be voting this November. Im packing up my family and moving away from this Malloy/Spalthoff mess.
tlkensington October 17, 2013 at 07:46 PM
I always like those on the fringe of the Republican Party. If someone doesn't agree with them then they are a traitor. That is the attitude that shut down the federal government for 2 weeks and has done serious harm to the GOP.
Anthony Piselli October 21, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Mark- it's Michael the rear of the crowd stone thrower-so he can run before he can be held responsible for any statements he makes!! Nobama -- without knowing the FACTS-- you sound like a RINO-- get the facts if you are a republican meet with Peter- he has nothing to hide- otherwise you should not claim the Privilege of being a Republican. Get the FACTS-- if you DARE!
Anthony Piselli October 21, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Peter ! Congratulations I know that with open mindedness and the willingness to sit down and have an open discussion with the employees through out city hall and public works and our safety personnel for their betterment and the betterment of the City of Milford you will be a more than one term Mayor!
Cindy October 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Congratulations Peter! A well deserved vote of confidence from the Public Works Union and now the Supervisors Union. With Peter's extensive business background, he will do a great job in running our wonderful city as the next Mayor.

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