Trumbull Democrats

FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Fellow Trumbull Neighbors:

Welcome to our web page!  On behalf of Trumbull Democrats, I thank you for visiting.

Trumbull Democrats have the best vision for the future of the town of Trumbull, and we are committed to putting forth a positive message that clearly articulates our ideas and positions.  We need more balance in our government, and we are working hard to make sure the voices of all Trumbull residents are heard.  We are fighting for Trumbull, and we want to build a foundation that will serve our town for decades to come.

We believe that we can prioritize town spending to better focus on what’s really important.  We don’t need to spend more, we need to spend smarter.  We also feel it is essential to end the bitter and toxic environment that has characterized Trumbull political discussion for the last six years.  We are all neighbors, and we must respect the ideas and opinions of everyone.  We believe that the majority and minority parties should work together for the benefit of our town, and partisan interests should never come before the peoples’ interests.

We welcome your input and your participation.  If you are interested in finding out more about our party, please contact me at this website, and I will be happy to talk to you.  There are many opportunities to join this effort to change Trumbull for the better!

Thank you again for your interest in our party and for visiting this page. Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy and 2016.

Tom KellySincerely,

Tom Kelly

Chairman
Trumbull Democratic Town Committee

Our Track Record

Trumbull Democrats have been fighting hard for positive change in Trumbull. This is about the future of our town. Vicki Tesoro and Trumbull Democrats proposed and passed legislation requiring a public comment period before Town Council meetings.

  • We advocated on behalf of Trumbull sewer users because of out-of-control sewer use fees, which are now the highest in our state.
  • We opposed the reduction of $600,000 from the school budget recommended by the Board of Education.
  • We opposed the zeroing-out by the First Selectman of the budget for the Trumbull Youth Association (TYA), which has been a strong organization supporting our town’s young men and women for over 45 years.
  • We advocated for an amicable resolution to the painting debacle at the Trumbull Library as well as an end to the controversy over the Trumbull High student theatrical production of RENT. Both of those issues brought national attention to Trumbull, and not in a good way.
  • We opposed the six-year employment contract given to the town’s new Director of Labor Relations, and the creation of the unnecessary Director of Parks and Recreation, when Trumbull already has a Superintendent of Parks and a Director of Recreation.
  • We proposed a better, more equitable way to implement the alarm ordinance to ensure that all Trumbull homeowners are aware of it, and to refund the burdensome fines that already been imposed.
  • We advocated eliminating or reducing the onerous pay-to-participate fees in the public schools, which are the second highest in the state and a burden on hard working parents, and 2015 saw the first reduction in those fees after years of increases.
  • We also took a firm stand opposing the ridiculous $5 fee for each park sticker, and that fee was eliminated in 2015.
  • Finally, we opposed the 20.2% salary increase for the First Selectman and other appointed and elected officials. Trumbull taxpayers aren’t getting this kind of a raise, and we don’t think they should have to pay for them.

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