The following is a press release from the Jack Stacey for East Haven Mayor campaign.
Mayor Joesph Maturo, John “Jack” Stacey, the Democratic candidate for Mayor of East Haven, and Adam Christopherson, an independent candidate faced off in a debate on November 1, 2013 at the East Haven High School.
The clear victor in this debate was Mr. Stacey, who not only gave clear and informative answers but who also was able to rebut the false claims made by his Republican Mayor Maturo consistently used numbers he must have pulled from thin air referring to East Haven as “the third most indebteded town” when he took office to now only 74th having lowered taxes by 17% when in fact Joe Maturo increased the mill rate from roughly 25 mills to 30.95.
Meanwhile, Jack Stacey submitted his vision for East haven calling for a “open dialogue with the community about what the residents of this town truly need.”
He focused on working with home owners who are living in blighted properties and noted the need for “extensive” West End revitalization.
Christopherson stated that infrastructure development was key, and pleased the crowd with a guitar solo for his closing argument, but Jack's strong and straightforward closing was entirely focused on what he would do as mayor to push East Haven forward.
“I'm asking for your vote on Election Day,” Stacey says, “because together we can move East Haven forward.”
Stacey continued, “Joe is a proud Navy veteran and you know by now I am a proud Marine. You must alos know that the main job of the Navy is to get the marines to the fight. So you got me here, Joe. Thanks, but I'll take it from here.”
Stacey is a high school history teacher at the High School in the Community and sits on the Civil Service Commission (which manages the testing and hiring of new town employees).
He is a Vietnam veteran and community leader, and has lived in East Haven with his family since 1957.
For more information about the candidate or to contact the campaign email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jackstaceyformayor.com.