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Democrat Supports Republican Bob Joy for Mayor

Sally Lee is a lifelong Democrat literally born into politics. Her father, the late Richard C. Lee, was the Democratic mayor of New Haven for 16 years. She's proud to support Bob Joy for mayor.

I think you'll find this letter interesting:

Dear Fellow Democrat,

My name is Sally Lee, and I am a longtime resident of Milford. I am also a lifelong Democrat literally born into politics. My father, the late Richard C. Lee, was mayor of New Haven for 16 years.

Growing up as a child of a Democratic politician, I saw and learned the values, ideals and strengths of the Democratic Party. All this foundation of learning and beliefs has caused me to question many political issues happening today within the State of Connecticut.

For example, new taxes have been implemented by our Democrat governor while the State’s unemployment and foreclosure rates continue to soar. What is worse, in my opinion, is that more taxation is under discussion for possible proposal.  I feel disillusioned and abandoned by this party I have long trusted.

I have spent a lot of time studying the platforms of all the individuals running in our upcoming mayoral election. I am proud to say that I support Bob Joy for Mayor. Bob, a Republican alderman, embodies the qualities I am looking for in a mayor. He is genuinely concerned about the residents of Milford, as demonstrated by a new ordinance he proposed to waive building and zoning fees for our city’s victims of Hurricane Irene.

Bob Joy has recognized that the face of crime is changing and creeping into our neighborhoods. This is the very reason Bob proposed a police substation to be housed in the former Simon Lake Elementary School.

Bob is a people’s politician. He cares about the residents of Milford, and really wants your vote this November. Bob has the management skills to ensure that we Milford residents will continue receiving the quality services that we currently enjoy – including snow removal, outstanding schools from K through Grade 12, preservation of the city’s natural resources and wetlands, and holding the line on taxes. Bob Joy stands behind the Fire and Police departments, not only in the present moment but also with the progressing insight toward the future.

I believe Bob Joy should be the next mayor of this great city of Milford. I sincerely hope you will join me on November 8th and vote Row B for Bob Joy.

Warmly,

Sally Lee, Democrats for Joy

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Rich Smith November 03, 2011 at 12:06 PM
Bob Joy should be commended for winning the support of one token Democrat. Now, if no one else but your one "Democrat" votes on Tuesday, you guys may win. This is incredible. Sara Lee may want to take note that Mr. Joy's "concern abot residents of Milford" did not move him to even vote in most elections or show up for a good deal of meetings on the BOA. His concern has kept him, "disengaged". Not sure how my friends on the Republican Party reconcile that.
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Mr Smith, I saw red Republicans for Blake signs and red Democrats for Joy signs as well as for Stock Even Independents for Joy. I don't know who put them up, but I'd love to see a few that said Democrats for Goldwyn in the 2nd district. RON GOLDWYN - when experience matters. I’d love a 74th birthday present from you on Election day.
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Sorry Sally, but your letter has succeeded in insulting the people you’re hoping to woo. No self-respecting member of the Democratic Party would ever refer to the Governor as a "Democrat governor". Carl Rove came up with that debasing spelling for 'Democratic'. Why are you using it? I hope I am correct in assuming that you did not write this letter, but only signed it. You should have read it first.
Alex November 03, 2011 at 12:41 PM
This.....this is not how this process works. You're kidding around, right?
Alex November 03, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Goes back further than Rove...1940, actually. But you are correct - no self-respecting Democrat speaks that way. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(phrase)#History_of_usage
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2011 at 12:50 PM
I know for a fact that a number of voters on the MDTC are turned off of Ben Blake and will vote for Bob Joy. But I have not heard the reverse. RON GOLDWYN I’d love a 74th birthday present from you on Election day.
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 01:08 PM
Tom Beirne (R), former Chairman of the Board of Aldermen from 2005 to 2007 was thrown out of the Republican Town Committee along with his wife, his daughter, and his son. Also included in this expunging were any grand-children and great grand-children who may attempt to join the Milford Republican Town Committee. Apparently, Tom questioned the fiscal policies of Mayor Richetelli Rex.
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2011 at 01:27 PM
Mike, Tom Beirne was dropped by the Republicans of his district for running against the Mayor. I had no part in that doing. If any of the Beirne family wish to serve on the MRTC they must first be approved by their district and that is only 20% of the town committee. In the past four generations, I am the only Republican and I joined so as to help a dear friend run for his first public office in 1961. I have never regretted that choice. RON GOLDWYN I’d love a 74th birthday present from you on Election day.
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 01:46 PM
You have reiterated my point, that members of the Milford Republican Town Committee are petty. Tom Beirne (R) is supporting Ben Blake. He has one of those "REPUBLICANS FOR BEN BLAKE" signs up that you have railed against in the past.
Hal DePino November 03, 2011 at 01:58 PM
You know for a fact? Ha. After reading some of your posts I am having a hard time believing anything you say at this point.
Joe Della Monica November 04, 2011 at 12:46 AM
Tom Bierne left the Republican party on his own accord and was not thrown out. As Rich stated earlier, one former token Republican will not win or lose the election. The people will vote their conscience on Tuesday and soundly re-elect strong Republican leadership which has given Milford a solid financial platform for the last 22 years. Tuesday will be here soon enough. With this much passion, Milford can't help but come out as a better place to live and work.
Michael Brown November 04, 2011 at 12:05 PM
You and Ron have got to get your stories straigtht. Surprisingly, Ron is right this time.
Joe Della Monica November 04, 2011 at 07:58 PM
As usual, Mike has the wrong info. Speak to Mr. Bierne and ask him what happened and when. I was there when he verbally resigned his position on the Republican Town Committee.
Joe Della Monica November 04, 2011 at 08:01 PM
For the record, I still like Tom Bierne and the Bierne family. Tom will always have my respect as a gentleman who spoke his mind.
Michael Brown November 04, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Tom IS a gentleman and he comment, one way or another, how he exited the MRTC. Tom and I both share the same experience while speaking before the Board of Aldermen. Chairman Greg Smith declared our public comments "out of order". In both cases Ben Blake objected to the Chairman's declaration. A vote was taken as to overrule the chair. We both lost and were not allowed to speak with the same vote count - 10 Republicans-No, 5 Democrats-Yes. Democrats respect the right for citizens to address the board - Republicans do not.
Joe Della Monica November 04, 2011 at 09:46 PM
Mike, what does that Aldermanic meeting (if it happened at all) have to do with your continued half truth posts. I was there, you were not , so any comment from you regarding what occurred or what was done that night is just more mind numbing babble. Your kind of posts are dangerous, thoughtless and make your attachment to the Democratic party scarey.
Michael Brown November 04, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Your assertions are not proof anything. They are just your. assertions. Sorry to hear about your 'numb mind.'

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