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Connecticut Primary Date Announced

December 22, 2015 Elections Comments Off on Connecticut Primary Date Announced

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 1.46.41 PMRepublicans and Democrats in Connecticut will get to pick their candidate for president on April 26.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill last week announced the date of Connecticut’s presidential primary and several other important dates leading up to it.

Connecticut uses closed primaries, meaning voters have to be a member of the party whose primary they are voting in. … Continue Reading

ELECTION 2015: Letter: Leng Good on Public Safety

October 21, 2015 Elections, Opinion Comments Off on ELECTION 2015: Letter: Leng Good on Public Safety

election 2015To the Editor:
I urge Hamden voters to re-elect Curt Balzano Leng as Mayor on Nov. 3.
As a former member and Chairman of the Hamden Police Commission, I have been impressed with the action Curt has taken with regard to public safety.

… Continue Reading

LETTER: DeLauro Endorses Leng

October 18, 2015 Elections, Opinion Comments Off on LETTER: DeLauro Endorses Leng

delauro_rosaTo the Editor:

It is my pleasure to endorse Curt Balzano Leng for Mayor of Hamden.

Curt is a proven leader who is committed to Hamden.  He has led the charge for a safer Hamden, through his continued support of community policing, foot patrols and in the procurement of innovative policing software.

Curt has been the architect of 4 consecutive balanced budgets in Hamden, improving the credit rating of the town and increasing the town’s reserve fund to protect the town’s budget in the event of emergency.   … Continue Reading

LETTER: Anthony: Dems Responsible for “dismal fiscal condition of this town.”

October 13, 2015 Elections, Opinion Comments Off on LETTER: Anthony: Dems Responsible for “dismal fiscal condition of this town.”

bob anthonyTo the Editor:

In response to the recent resignation of two Hamden Democrats, and a recent article published in the New Haven Register, Bob Anthony has stated the following:

The Hamden Democrats have had control over the office of Mayor for all but two of the last 28 years and their committee chairman would have us believe that not one mayor bears responsibility for the dismal fiscal condition of this town. … Continue Reading

Curt Balzano Leng is Hamden’s New Mayor

May 28, 2015 Elections Comments Off on Curt Balzano Leng is Hamden’s New Mayor

1del1Curt Balzano Leng, who has served as the town’s Chief Administrative Officer for the past five and a half years, was elected mayor Thursday, replacing his former boss, Mayor Scott Jackson.

Jackson left last month to take a position in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration. … Continue Reading

LETTER: Special Election Democratic Ploy

May 27, 2015 Elections, Opinion Comments Off on LETTER: Special Election Democratic Ploy

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To the Editor:
Scott Jackson left office on April 17.  If he had stayed in office until the beginning of May, there would have been no need for an expensive town-wide Special Mayoral Election on Thursday May 28***.
I believe that the Special Election is a cynical ploy by the Democratic Party machine to get Curt Leng established as the incumbent before the regular mayoral election in November.
I also believe that we need better candidates, in November, than thoseon Thursday’s ballot (see sample ballot below).
If you agree with me, please fill in “1D” on the ballot for a write-in protest vote.  I have agreed to allow my name to be used as a write-in candidate because I am qualified to be Mayor of Hamden, as you can see if you look at my profile and experience on LinkedIn, for example.  However, you should write in whatever name you choose.
If you want better candidates for mayor in November, write in your protest vote and share this message with your friends and neighbors.
Ann M. Altman Ph.D.
***”The town charter calls for a special election if there is six months left in the departing official’s term, which means the parties could be faced with holding three elections this year: a special election to finish out Jackson’s term, likely in June; a primary in August to determine candidates for the November election; and then the November election itself.” (New Haven Register)

LETTER: Campaign 2015 Part I: Leng has ‘experience and proven success to lead our town into the future.’

May 22, 2015 Elections, Opinion Comments Off on LETTER: Campaign 2015 Part I: Leng has ‘experience and proven success to lead our town into the future.’

election 2015To The Editor:

My friend Curt Balzano Leng is running for Mayor and I am writing this letter to personally support Curt’s bid to become the next Mayor of Hamden.

Curt has demonstrated the true values of leadership in the town of Hamden and has the experience and proven success to lead our town into the future. … Continue Reading

NH Register: Special Election Likely to Replace Jackson

March 17, 2015 Elections, Local Government Comments Off on NH Register: Special Election Likely to Replace Jackson

townhall22With Mayor Scott Jackson headed to Hartford next month, the town’s two political parties will now have to choose candidates to replace him.

According to the town charter, a special election will have to be held within 45 days of Jackson’s resignation, which is reported to be April 17. So far there are two people who have publicly expressed the desire to run with others rumored to be interested. … Continue Reading

Election 2014, The Results: How Hamden Voted

November 5, 2014 Elections, Politics 2 Comments

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaks Wednesday at a press conference where Dannel Malloy was officially named the winner of the governor’s race. At left is Hamden Rep. Brendan Sharkey, who is Speaker of the House and won reelection Tuesday.

U.S. House, District 3:

  • Rosa DeLauro, (D): 13,825
  • James E. Brown, (R): 4,398

Governor:

  • Dannel Malloy /Nancy Wyman:   13,121/517,412
  • Thomas Foley/Heather Somers:    5,933
  • Joseph Visconti/ Chester Frank Harris: 156

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QU Poll: Governor’s Race Down to the Wire

October 22, 2014 Elections, State/Regional News Comments Off on QU Poll: Governor’s Race Down to the Wire

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Independent candidate Joe Visconti, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican candidate Tom Foley.

Men favor Republican Tom Foley, women like Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and third party candidate Joe Visconti’s presence in the governor’s race isn’t having much of an effect on the other two candidates, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

“Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is locked in a repeat of the 2010 down-to-the-wire governor’s race as he holds 43 percent of likely voters to Republican challenger Tom Foley’s 42 percent, with 9 percent for independent candidate Joe Visconti”, according to the poll. … Continue Reading

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