Town Committee Meets Thursday, November 20th
The November meeting of the Democratic Town Committee will be held Thursday, November 20th, at 7 p.m at New Britain City Hall, Room 504. On the agenda will be reports on rules, the municipal nominations process, property tax relief and plans for an Inauguration Party in January. All Democrats are welcome to attend.
2014 Election Wrap: New Britain Voters Say Yes To Progress On Key Issues
Turnout: 52% Of 25,640 Eligible Voters
New Britain voters responded affirmatively on Election Day 2014 to Democratic incumbents who pushed the $10.10 minimum, new state support for education in city schools, accessible health care and preserving local aid and services through state legislative action and the policies of Governor Malloy in his first term.
Four members of the city’s legislative delegation celebrate a victory at the Pulaski Club on Election night. From left Rep. Bobby Sanchez (25), Rep Peter Tercyak (26), State Senator Terry Gerratana (6) and State Rep. Rick Lopes (24). Rep. Betty Boukus (22), representing the DiLoreto School district in the city, celebrated her big win at Plainville Democratic headquarters. (F. Gerratana photo)
The Malloy/Wyman ticket and Democratic legislative incumbents ran on “continuing our progress” in these key areas while still dealing with the state’s own fiscal problems stemming from the worst economic downturn and financial collapse since the Depression.
In endorsing Malloy The Day of London, one of many CT dailies favoring the incumbent, put the circumstances that made Malloy vulnerable in 2014 into perspective: “No Connecticut governor, and perhaps few governors anywhere, ever faced the fiscal calamity that confronted Gov. Malloy after his 2010 election. The $3.5 billion black hole was the largest deficit in proportion to the budget in the country. He had to fix it while the state was still trying to recover from the job and tax revenue losses caused by the Great Recession.”
With New Britain residents now facing an 11% property tax increase, hikes in municipal fees and cuts to services by a Republican City Hall administration, the increases in local aid delivered by Malloy and legislators averted even more hardships and cuts in the city. Democrats talked not only campaign promises but pointed to a record that delivered on wages, property tax relief, education, gun safety and access to health care. That record contrasted with Tom Foley’s and New Britain Republicans’ “generalities”, slogans and the usual grandstanding on tax cuts and spending.
Of 25,640 registered voters on the active list, 52% turned out this year to produce another Democratic landslide. Malloy’s New Britain vote doubled up on Foley, 8,631 to 4,356. Similarly, Cong Elizabeth Esty prevailed 9,004 to Mark Greenberg’s 3,531. The results were similar up and down Row B. The official results for all offices and by voting district may be found at 2014 New Britain Results at the Town and City Clerk’s web site.
Scenes from Election Day And Democratic Headquarters……
Governor Malloy outside the C-Town grocery store in downtown New Britain on Election Day. He stopped in New Britain to encourage Election Day Registration to push turnout. (F. Gerratana photo)
Malloy stops for selfie with shopper at C-Town November 4th (F. Gerratana photo)
Senator Richard Blumenthal joined Governor Malloy on campaign trail in New Britain. Blumenthal meets Cafe Beauregard’s Rob Chiovoloni. Malloy stopped for lunch at the Cafe where President Obama visited last March before a rally for the minimum wage at CCSU (F Gerratana photo)
Governor Malloy greets shopper on Election Day in downtown New Britain. Ward 3 Ald. Manny Sanchez (center) looks on (F. Gerratana photo)
The Democratic sweep in New Britain was celebrated by candidates and volunteers on Election Night at the Pulaski Club. (F. Gerratana photo)
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