Maturo Picks Carbo As His No. 1 Man

Town Councilman Paul Carbo is selected to manage Republican mayoral candidate Joe Maturo's campaign.

In his sixth bid for East Haven's top elected seat, former Republican Mayor Joe Maturo has chosen Councilman Paul Carbo to run his campaign show.

"I can't be more pleased that Paul has agreed to be chairman of my campaign committee," Maturo said in a written statement. He served five terms as mayor from 1997-2007, when he was bested by Democrat April Capone. "Paul has proven to be an insightful, hardworking and dedicated councilman."

Carbo is one of three Republicans on the Town Council.

Late last month, Maturo announced he tapped local attorney Linda Monaco to be his campaign treasurer.

After months of speculation about whether Maturo would try to recapture his lost seat, he put rumors to bed March 21 when he told the Republican Town Committee he's going for it.

Maturo could be facing John Finkle, who had earlier announced his mayoral aspiration, in a primary. Maturo has grabbed some of Finkle's supporters but some, such as party Chair Lou Crisci, said they remain with Finkle.

"Paul has been a strong voice for East Haven taxpayers fighting the current administration regarding their out-of-control spending, unnecessary bonding to cover budget shortfalls and their blatant violation of the Town Charter," said Maturo. "I have total confidence in Paul's ability to lead my campaign committee. His experience and knowledge will serve us well."

Since Patch learned about Carbo's appointment around 10 p.m. Monday, it was too late to contact the councilman for comment.

S. Borelli April 05, 2011 at 09:23 AM
Joe must be desperate. Let me put a complete unknown in as my #1 guy. Who is Paul Carbo and who really cares? The Finkle machine will role right over Joe, Art, Carl, Benny, Linda and Pat. Gene Ruocco is right when he says we don't want the old cronies back in. Well here they are. Why are they supporting Joe Maturo? Joe Maturo= Stroke my ego, self centered, arrognant, cheat, power hungry Art = Haven't had a REAL JOB since 2007. Needs to eat off the taxpayers to survive. Hated. Carl = Lou doesn't listen to my opinion and cause Benny told me to do it Benny= Never really had a real job and needs Joe to give him work Linda= 3 time loser in elections, wants Town Attorney work Pat = Since 2007 the envelopes have stopped coming in. So all the Republicans of East Haven listen up. We tried to purge some of these people in 2009 and we failed to do it. We're sorry that they are still around but we promise that if you don't vote for them they will forever be banished in the scrap heap of politics in East Haven. Do the right thing. Vote for Republicans that care about East Haven not people who just want to reach into your pocket. Vote for John Finkle.
S. Borelli April 05, 2011 at 09:41 AM
Being that I am new to politics but I know many insiders I will give a daily reason why one would not want to vote for Joe Maturo Today's reason http://incidentalreporting.blogspot.com/2008/07/maturos-blackout.html 10 weeks of vacation.....Reason 1 why we don't want Joe Maturo back as East Haven Mayor
ASmith April 05, 2011 at 12:12 PM
But what about Mr. Finxle waivin the rules and givin his missus a job? That BOE had a nepotisim ban and he voted and waived it and then gave his missus this nice dandy good payin job. Dont think that is all ethical do you? 12/9/99 New Haven Ragister Editorial siad it "smelled", even funnier is that Mr. Marty Defelice recommended her for the job. Now you tryin to tell me he never told Mr. Finxle about this "johnny doe" janitor thay was a payin? He and Mr. Finxle were buddies. Now Finxle is tryin to pass all the blame on a man that has passed who cant defend hiself. In my book, hes a coward and not a coward then hes stupid. Ole Joe is a smart fox, he is a pickin people for his campaign team that aint got no baggage. No dirty laundry. All fresh faces who have smarts and energy. Finxle got people with a grudge to grind cause theys didnt get the jobs they wanted. Zollo got laid flat by the Mayor, no town work, Crisci, no town work, Ron no town work, You a tellin me that if Finxle get in, Zollo not gonna be town attorney, Crisci not gonna be asst town attorney, Ron not gonna end up in PW, Mr Dan want Hongo job, everybody in poolitics in this burg, lookin for somethin to fatten their wallet. Ole joe got it in the bag. He like those UCONN Huskies. I watch that game last night...just dandy! Tried and true theys always win. Ole Joe gonna make a come back to and win this one. Finxle has no chance pack it in.
Johna Pompano April 05, 2011 at 01:12 PM
I feel the need to respond to S. Borelli for someone that is new to politics you have an awful lot of insight on the matter! Secondly, if your going to comment on something get your FACTS right before you do!!! Linda Monaco is not a 3 time election loser, there were only 2 elections in which she ran for political office & need I remind you that she didn't lose by a landslide! When it comes to some of the guys in the republican party you are entitled to your opinion, HOWEVER, when it comes to Paul Carbo I have known him since I was a child, he is not only a hard worker but comes from a well known East Haven family, his mother worked as a school secretary for years & he is very passionate about the party and what it stands for. And by the way S. Borelli who logs onto the Patch at 5:30 am to comment on this anyway...GET A LIFE!
Momauguin Dem April 05, 2011 at 01:17 PM
Who cares how many weeks vacation he took, he did a better job than this mayor and HER CRONIES! 4 Million Dollar Surplus VS 5 Million Dollar Deficet......hmmmm Bottom line is ANYONE BUT APRIL in November!!!
Stan Wojnilo April 05, 2011 at 01:45 PM
I care about how many weeks of vaction he took; and how many meetings he missed. A mayor needs to lead and be there to do the job the people elected him to do.
Fact Checker April 05, 2011 at 02:01 PM
Hey johna dont be so quick to attack people when you dont even know the facts yourself: 2009 2nd Dist. Town Council Linda Monaco 707 (note how linda was the lowest vote getter of her district) Susan Deko 739 Vincent Mauro 800 Vincent Arpino 940 Gary DePalma 1,073 Joe Santino 919 2010 Lawlor - 3,770 (wins) Monaco - 2,951 2011 James Albis (D) 1423 Linda Monaco (R) 1331 (linda also lost in every district except her home district) MEN LIE WOMEN LIE NUMBERS DON'T
Momauguin Dem April 05, 2011 at 03:14 PM
Its no differant than calling out sick to go to a Yankees game.......and thats just the one time what we now of.. Bottom line...ANYONE BUT APRIL!!!
John Jay April 12, 2011 at 01:08 AM
Unfortunately Mayor Capone is doing neither, and at least with Maturo the town was not spiraling into debt. Maturo is definitely not the best choice, and neither was Finkle, but at least Maturo has the experience, and is certainly a better choice than Mayor Capone


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