To the Editor:
On November 5th, I am casting my vote for Democrat Jim Marocchini for Mayor of Newington. He represents the values I believe in, and is the obvious choice for me. I have seen Jim talk to residents of Newington. People respond well to his open and honest way of talking, and of communicating his vision for the future. This is what sets him apart from his opponent, Beth DelBuono. During the recent mayoral debate, Ms. DelBuono stated very clearly that she is a conservative. She mentioned that she has no problem with progress, as long as it is done with fiscal responsibility. But what exactly is fiscal responsibility, and for whom is it responsible? My experience has been that conservatives tend to be resistant to change. However, preserving our character does not mean saying no to the future. In order to maintain the wonderful character of Newington, it is necessary to look to the future and give real consideration to progress. An attitude of resistance is counter-productive, and in the end will hurt the residents of Newington. In my opinion, the only political party that has the desire, the mindset, and the ability to envision an effective future for Newington is the Democratic party. Bob Dylan once said, “If you’re not busy living, you’re busy dying.” Fiscal responsibility to Newington residents depends on our ability and desire to envision a vibrant and strong future. Jim Marocchini and the Newington Democratic slate are my choice to lead us into that future.