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East Haven Mayor's Race: Stacey Makes It Official

Democratic candidate Jack Stacey officially kicked off his run for mayor Tuesday night with a special event at Tolli's Pizza that was attended by more than 80 people, according to campaign officials.

The following is a press release from the Jack Stacey for Mayor campaign.

Jack Stacey of Forbes Place in East Haven was joined at Tolli's Pizza on Main Street by more than 80 people there to see him officially announce his candidacy for mayor.

Stacey noted that the decision was made to dissolve the exploratory committee and officially announce, "after the overwhelming support I received at a fundraiser, Saturday, and the support I've been getting from throughout East Haven over the past few months."

"I want this to be a team effort. I want everyone's input. Government of this town should be open, transparent, and participatory. You're not going to hear "I" a lot -  this is about "we" as a town now," he said after being introduced by a fellow member of the Democratic Town Committee (DTC).

Stacey highlighted Town Management, Economic Development and Quality of Life as the three areas he wants to improve as mayor.

“This is my vision for East Haven but I need your help to ensure we only implement the best ideas,” he said to the crow.

They held signs that said “I Back Jack” and “A Better East Haven, Together.”

Stacey mentioned key issues he wants to tackle ranging from town revitalization along the I-91, I-95 corridors, better emergency preparedness and response, and using his background in public school education and organizational management to work with “other passionate East Haveners who want to do good for our town.”

Many members of the East Haven DTC were present, as was Jack's wife, Susan, and his two daughters and three young grandchildren.  

“I'm proud of my dad,” his daughter Meagan said, “both my parents have been involved with different clubs and organizations for years in East Haven through our church and in other ways. He's going to make a great mayor.”

Stacey concluded his remarks by stating, “we have to work to improve the quality of all residents. There is no us versus them, it's just US. We have to work together if we want to move forward and become the economic hub that we could be, become the town we could be. Let's work for a better East Haven, together.”

For more information about the candidate or to donate to the campaign, contact the campaign at jackstaceyformayor@gmail.com.

[Editor's Note: Stacey is now the second Democratic candidate to officially make a run for the town's top elected post, with fellow party member Gary DePalma making his announcement last month. Current, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. has yet to announce he'll be seeking re-election, although sources within the town's Republican Party says he will be running again this fall.]

Milena Q. March 14, 2013 at 02:33 PM
After reading all comments and criticisms, and everything else that is been going on with E.H, there is a lot desunity and hipocrecia, and I wonder until when we will continue like this? we need a big change and I speak in general, there is so much corruption, it's a shame... we must work together if we want E.H back, the whole system is broke, starting with townhall, the education for our children, the care for our elderly and everything else, E.H. needs a real mayor who is ready, able and willing to work for the best interest of the citizens, one who is smart, has the heart and compassion for the people out there, not one who wants the title of Mayor and the benefits.... with that being said I hope you open your hearts and eyes and think who really deserve your votes, when the time comes, may be some people will not like my comments, and I do respect that, everybody is entitled to have their own opinion, but I always speak from my heart, what I feel and what I see. Have a wonderful day folks, I have to get back to work now. :)
Sam Clemens March 14, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Sure enuf this gonna be one fun political season. What with all the socialist, tenderized coffee swilling pigs, fake good ole boys and geriatric fence jumpers.........weee haaa it's a party. I could just see these clowns out behind that diner digitally massaging one another in their nether regions for kicks. Now THAT'S a "vision"!
clint eastwood March 14, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Will Jack back the people or will he continue to back Josey Wales???
Joey March 14, 2013 at 02:50 PM
"better emergency preparedness and response" Can Mr. Stacy elaborate a little more on this meaning of this statement?
clint eastwood March 14, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Mr. Stacey is just regurgitating what Gene tells him....Gene or should I say Josey Wales is the puppet master and Jack is the puppet. The only thing we can hope for is Jack not to become a Jack in the Box where anyone can turn the handle and he pops off...
Magdalen Sparaco March 14, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Mr. Clint, You must be confused? Pay attention! It's Gary DePalma and Jack Stacey running for Mayor on the Democratic Ticket not Gene Ruocco. Some people just don't learn!
Richard Poulton March 14, 2013 at 05:37 PM
You are right Joey. I don't understand that either. Given the small fire department and equipment available at the time, I don't think they could have done any better. Unless there is an underlying issue he has with the Fire Chief. So, I also would like Jack to elaborate on why he feels that way. Not so much here on the Patch but at a public venue.
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Really? http://civilinquiry.jud.ct.gov/CaseDetail/PublicCaseDetail.aspx?DocketNo=NNHCV126026262S
Anne April 01, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Another "fiscally responsible" Democrat....
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 02:15 PM
On January 27, 1971 Jacobo died the first time drowning in his own filth in a bathtub in Mexico. Here's hoping this fake finds an end drowning in dung in a toilet in East Haven. Nothing could be more befitting. Which leaves one question, can a piece of crap die drowning in crap? I for one think yes!
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 02:26 PM
When can the good people of East Haven expect to see a Democratic debate and primary? Would love to hear Stacey's and DePalma's plans to balance the budget in conjunction with reduced federal subsidies in the coming years... Bottom Line: NO DEMOCRATIC PLAN = Maturo 2 more years.
Richard Poulton April 01, 2013 at 02:27 PM
This is what you do? Why not tell the whole story? Case is still in the system, next down on 4/29. Must be nice to be so perfect? Never had any financial problems? But we shall never know about you for you are the coward still in hiding.
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Living on credit is never the answer, Mr. Poulton. It's a one way ticket to the poor house. http://civilinquiry.jud.ct.gov/DocumentInquiry/DocumentInquiry.aspx?DocumentNo=3831634
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 02:34 PM
One who purports to speak for the "good people of East Haven" should at the very least BE someone themselves. Not just a pathetic dead socialist who drowned in his own filth. Sad really, a dead know-it-all.
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Living behind a computer hiding like a coward while exposing the skeletons of others, now, that's the answer!
Richard Poulton April 01, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Like I said, must be nice to be so perfect and have all the answers. But you do what you do for you like hiding in the shadows of your false name.. Man up. But you can't, for you are the coward we all know you are. By the way, I am sure you have already checked my status as well. Gee, sorry, nothing to report.
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Hate to be a monkey wrench but, damn, how can a man, who's wife has over $14,000 of credit card debt, and who himself is now facing foreclosure be trusted to run the town of East Haven? Who are they kidding???? The good people of East Haven deserve to have honest and competent leadership without crony influence. No matter which political party we're talking about, it seems like it's always the same old B.S. though. I give up...
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 02:54 PM
I could care less about you, Mr. Poulton. Don't flatter yourself.
Richard Poulton April 01, 2013 at 02:54 PM
There you go, finally writing something I can agree with. But only the part where you "GIVE UP". So, give up.
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 03:00 PM
You're right about ONE thing, it's not about the party. It's about your cowardly ways, attacking people from your toilet. Come on out and play punk, you claim to know so much so why are you scared to put your name on it? I say it's because you are chicken chit.
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 03:23 PM
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." -- Buddha
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 03:33 PM
LOL. yeah anger that's what's got a hold on you. You are some retired pathetic loser who did nothing with your life worth a nickel. Now because your equally pathetic kid is in the game, you feel you need to puke out that oral diarrhea of yours and still protect your offspring. Yeah, whose angry? loser LOL
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Your vile manner is troubling, Mr. Dome. Are "promises" and "deals" previously made behind closed doors now jeopardized?
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 04:03 PM
My "vile manner" ? buhahahahaahhaahhaa. You are so funny. There is no one on Patch who is more "vile" than you. Yes, fake man things are "jeopardized" LOL Like the dosage of your schizophrenia medication. Hey I got an idea punk, why not tell us who you are? Or did I answer my own question, you won't tell us who you are, because you are a punk.
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Why does the pot call the kettle black?
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Why are you such a racist, calling people black? You don't know if I'm black. You angry, racist dung swallower. Please, please adjust your schizo meds soon, before it's too late. Maybe that loser kid of yours could help. LMFAO
Julie Weisberg (Editor) April 01, 2013 at 05:26 PM
OK, Chairman and Jacobo — enough. If you like, I can create a post to allow you two to duke it out in your own comment thread without hijacking another one here on the site. Let's focus on the issues and not each other. Thank you.
Richard Poulton April 01, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Julie, good luck with that.
Bob Fawkes April 01, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Fair enough Ms. Weisberg. Do fill us in once Mr. Stacey announces his "full platform". http://jackstaceyformayor.wordpress.com/
Chairman Chrome Dome April 01, 2013 at 06:28 PM
I'm all about curbing foul mouth rhetoric from undercover fakes, especially those who will attack anyone and everyone before taking their meds. Thank You Ms. Weisburg

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