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.
Sally Lee, Democrats for Joy