Press release just in from Republican City Council hopeful Richard Scarola, who's running in the 2nd District:
An open letter to the voters of Bristol:
Before I begin going door to door, I wanted to write a brief introduction letter to the residents of Bristol mainly the voters in district two.
My name is Richard P. Scarola and I am running for City Council in district two. I have lived in Bristol for 33 years and I have owned a house for 16. I have a unique blend of both private and public sector experience that I will draw upon to help navigate this town through the choppy water that is the present economy. My experience is as follows:
3 years self employed Home Improvement contractor
7 years Federal Corrections Officer/US. Dept. of Justice
5 years General Manager. Restaurant
3 years Army National Guard
8 years U.S. Marine Corps
6 Years Certified Level 2 USA Hockey Coach, West Hartford Youth Hockey
4 years Baseball Coach, McCabe Waters Little League
2 years Baseball Coach, St. Anthony’s School
Past/present member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veteran’s. Veterans of Foreign wars and the Exchange Club
It is from this experience that I chose “Fighting for the Taxpayer” as my campaign slogan. From a taxpayer standpoint, I have seen my property taxes climb while city services have dwindled. I have watched as families’ struggle from paycheck to paycheck wondering why they have lost their say in government. I have seen a government that has grown into an “entitlement entity” that believes they have every right to your hard earned money. I have watched the center mall site reduced to rubble while the towns around us (Plainville and Southington) have managed to attract business and rebuild their towns. I have watched certain sections of our community basically just left to corrode, wither and die. I believe when elected, I will be an effective voice and resource to the residents of this town. You will always have a say. I have no obligations to local or city government. My obligation is to the constituents of my district and I will act as such. I am proud to be from Bristol and to call Bristol my home and I would like to bring Bristol into the 21st century so that we can compete with surrounding towns.
My basic platform is this:
Leaner, more effective city government
Working to ensure that every dime of taxpayer money is spent as efficiently as possible
Aggressively marketing Bristol as business and family friendly
Effectively reducing blight in the West End.
As I begin my “door to door” journey, I look forward to meeting everyone in my district regardless of party affiliation. I look forward to hearing your concerns and your frustrations. Most of all, I look forward to being your next City Council representative from District #2.
Richard P. Scarola
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