E L E C T I O N 2 0 1 7 : How does the Presidential Commission on VOTER FRAUD relate to Connecticut? Ans. We used it as an opportunity to bring the nastiness home! Online here S.E.E.C. Executive Director above, meeting 8/16/17.
A year for local contests only in the State of Connecticut.
Weston Parties' nominations for office: Pictured - top of the tickets.
A L L O V E R N O W
Very interesting observation by CT GOP Chair. - that the continuation of
the 2016 election fever did not make a difference...now, we would not
agree, at least not in Weston, where it was that plus just plain back stabbing. FINAL RESULTS OFFICIAL
To be continued.
- Weston has a new First Selectman (Chris Spaulding, above left). Stephan Grozinger the minority Third Selectman.
Democrat majority on the Board of Selectman with newcomer Brian Gordon
as Second Selectman. We have not taken a photograph of Select,am
Gordon yet, (we don't use another's photo to make our graphic
representations of people, places and things)
- A Democrat majority on P&Z and highest vote-getting new face!
- A Democrat majority on the Board of Education - as well as ZBA (uncontested)
- Republicans hold the majority on the Police Commission.
- Board of Finance still 3 Democrats, 3 Republicans and one unaffiliated.
H I G H D E F I N I T I O N C A M E R
A U S E D I N L E
A G U E O F W O M E N V O T E R S
O F W E S T O N D E B A T E S
VOTE ON BOTH SIDES
Like the Judy Collins version of Joni Mitchell's song.
14 DEMOCRAT and 12 REPUBLICAN - PARTY ENDORSEMENTS (unofficial
list with addresses and telephone numbers removed). We note that
there are two (2) more candidates on the ballot for Board of Finance.
SOME ISSUES IN PLAY: The changes in the Charter kick in this year for Board of Finance (now a 4 yr. term). Please see news below of write-in candidates
We understand from
reading the FORUM that the LWV of Weston Debates (Finance, P&Z.
Selectmen, Education) are scheduled...for October 7th...
LIVE FROM 10:30AM TO 3:30PM - VIDEO RECORDING TO BE MADE FROM TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM SO YOU CAN WATCH THE 4 DEBATES OVER AND OVER
E L E C T I O N C A L E N D A R here.
Are you interested in when the local
election season begins and when various deadlines are? Check the Secretary of the State's presence of the web
for more info.
BALLOT LOTTERY DRAWING OVER - September 13th,
Town Clerk's Office - took but a few minutes! Click on picture to
get this draft document which has a mistake - SHOULD BE "VOTE FOR 3 of
4" for P&Z since there would only be three (3) candidates running if
it was uncontested (4 candidates ran two years ago in an uncontested
By the way, we notice that in the 18 towns and cities of the Western CT COG
there are more contest than there were two years ago and quite a few
multiple party contests including petitioning candidates, too.
WE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOW TWO (2) PETITIONING CANDIDATES INTENDING TO RUN (IF SEC'Y OF THE STATE APPROVES) FOR BOARD OF FINANCE - they are on the ballot
WHAT'S UP AT THE STATE LEVEL?
Remember the spending cap commission from last summer? Republican
budget that passed (then vetoed) and the bipartisan one that passed Oct.
19-20 contain Spending Cap details.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A PROGRESSIVE TAX INTO A REGRESSIVE TAX?
To me it is very simple. Do what is right and put into statute a
definition of how the Spending Cap is supposed to work. It has
only been @25 years since it was adopted conceptually - and never
codified into law.
ANTI-GAMBLING CHAMPION ABOVE WHO CO-CHAIRS HOUSING COMMITTEE
What's the big issue in 2017 Weston's election cycle? My opinion, as the First Selectman has said, is we're doing fine but unfortunately we're located in Connecticut.
We note Fairfield, another RTM town, noted a "tsunami" of anti-Trump sentiment.
Greenwich RTM results provide an explanation for what happened
elsewhere. After all, if Greenwich is revolting (the verb), what's
next? Report: http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Huge-shake-up-on-RTM-12340237.php
New Haven politics gets a "D" in more ways than one: http://www.nhregister.com/news/article/State-election-enforcement-to-investigate-Paca-12318447.php