“The Bristol Democratic Town Committee is extremely proud of the performance of all of our candidates at the debate tonight. Clearly, if voters want an educated, experienced, fiscally conservative and forward thinking team leading City Hall, our candidates are the ones to vote for.
Dave Preleski and Mary Fortier spoke with knowledge and poise thanks to their years of commitment and distinguished leadership on the City Council.
We are equally proud of our newest candidates — Greg Hahn and Josh Medeiros (D -1), Peter Kelley (D-2), and Brittany Barney (D-3) — for bringing new ideas and fresh perspectives to the discussion.
Of course, Mayoral candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu proved that she is the most qualified person to lead the city of Bristol into the future.
Not only did Ellen speak from the heart and intelligently address the issues that she was asked about, she also did us all a great service by debunking some of Mr. Cockayne’s inaccurate and exaggerated claims regarding his ‘accomplishments’ while in office.
Just to name a couple, it turns out the mayor has NOT been as responsive to business needs as he should be, and currently the city of Bristol is NOT doing enough to combat the opioid crisis and provide the support services people need to get healthy.
Mr. Cockayne’s statistics about crime and blight are also suspect. Most importantly of all, our candidates accurately pointed out that Mr. Cockayne has in fact raised taxes — twice — since he’s been at the helm. Despite Mr. Cockayne’s claim to have ‘held the line on taxes,’ nothing could be farther from the truth.
Mr. Cockayne’s stunted vision and lack of leadership are leading Bristol in the wrong direction. We are absolutely confident that after tonight’s dismal performance by Mr. Cockayne, the overwhelming majority of voters will agree with us and cast their votes for our Democratic candidates.”
Bristol Democratic Town Committee
The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.
The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
MANCHESTER — Fire seriously damaged a home Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to 151 School St. around 2:30 p.m. for reports of a fire in a single family home. Officials said there were no injuries despite an initial report of people trapped inside. Heavy fire showing on arrival and crews knocked it down in about 20 minutes. East Hartford fire crews were also called to the scene. NOW @Local1579 + @EastHartfordFD on scene of 2 alarm fire on school […]
MANSFIELD — Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77. Tork’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday, attributed to his friends, family and colleagues. Tork lived in Mansfield, and attended Whindham High School as well as E.O. Smith High School in Storrs. His father was a professor at UConn. “It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news […]
NEWARK, N.J. – A school bus driver was arrested after she overdosed while driving and crashed into a tree, Newark police said. The driver, Lisa Byrd, was transporting a dozen students from 14th Avenue School in Newark when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Wednesday, officials said in a statement. When first responders arrived, police said they revived the 57-year-old woman with Narcan – a drug that instantly reverses the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioids. The […]
Oh, the things you can do in Sin City. You can gamble, hit up an all-you-can eat buffet or catch a show. But, this month at least, the best show just might be outside. A winter storm working its way through the Southwest dusted Las Vegas with half an inch of snow Wednesday, a record for this date, according to the National Weather Service. Snow amounts were even higher — from 1 to 3 inches — in areas around Las Vegas, CNN […]