June 10, 2010

Rydingsward forces primary for registrar

Left to right: Laura Bartok, Mary Rydingsward and Denise Merrill

Press release from Mary Rydingsward, a Democratic candidate for registrar:
Rydingsward Qualifies for Democratic Primary for Registrar of Voters Position
Mary Rydingsward qualified on Wednesday for Bristol’s Democratic Primary ballot.  Rydingsward needed to obtain signatures of 685 Bristol Democrats in fourteen days.  Her campaign team turned in 893 valid signatures.  Rydingsward’s bid for the Democratic Registrar of Voters position is now official. 
Rydingsward also received support Sunday from Denise Merrill, House Majority Leader and the Democrats endorsed candidate for Secretary of State.  Merrill walked with Rydingsward door-to-door Sunday on Burton Drive chatting with local residents.
Local Registrars of Voters work closely with the Secretary of State who administers, interprets, and implements all state and federal laws pertaining to elections, primaries, nominating procedures, and voting rights.  Merrill’s support, along with that of over 1,100 Bristol residents, is a great start as Rydingsward gears up for her primary campaign.

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66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mary! Good start.

PKP said...

No smoke show call the fire Dept.Rydingsward puts out all out blitz ,elliot i hope that you can still administer CPR because Ragani is gasping for air.

Anonymous said...

ya know i dont understand why do the 2 major parties get a registrar. what about the oher parties?

Anonymous said...

Better go back to painting houses Elliot- start with Artie's. I hear he likes brown (like your nose).

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! Kick some tail, Mary!! We need some good women in office!

Patricia said...

Mary...You Either Have Your Head In The Clouds or Up B---e S-------i's A--...And That's The Truth!

Elliot Nelson For REGISTRAR ☺

Anonymous said...

To 6:09

The other parties are represented , they have Mary who is an officer for The Working Families Party, being endorsed by a Democratic. What a joke they both are

Patricia said...

8:27PM~You Mention We Need A Good Women In Office???...Bruce Suchinski Will Probably Be Her Deputy Registrar...The Registrar's Office Will Literally "GO TO HELL"...Bristolites, Don't Complain Once She's In...DO YOUR HOMEWORK NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

Anonymous said...

Uh OH !
Betcha Artie is not happy!

oh well said...

so much for Denise Merrill's support for endorsed candidates.
Could it be that 6:00 and 8:25 sound like those frustrated by the recent fire contract arbitration award?
Lack of union representation sums it up.

hot air said...

from what I am hearing, rydingswale switches parties whenever it suits her purpose anyhow, so no one will ever know which party she represents on any given day anyhow; something like "blowing in the wind."

Anonymous said...

This is Zoppo pulling the strings behind the scenes. She has Matthews and McCauley and tells them what to do.
Thats why Matthews voted for her in the endorsements.

Common Arty...wake up....Zoppo, Matthews and McCauley are still sticking it to you.

Anonymous said...

The "familiar" campaign tactics are starting already.

Anonymous said...

I'm told that Mary has a lot of character issues which are soon to come out. Rumor has it, that she is a recently "terminated" State employee looking for a job. Do you know how bad one has to screw up to be terminated by the State of Connecticut? Did it have to do with fraud, embezellment, ethical issues, etc? I'm sure someone will look into and report on this.

Anonymous said...

No experience + no name recognition = no win.

Anonymous said...

I merely hope that if elected she will finally be doing something to address all the corruption (ex... illegal votes etc ...)so that legal votes will have a fairer representation .

Anonymous said...

So 7:48 Which party do you represent? Probably none , Just yourself. (Yawn)

Anonymous said...

Yes Bruce Suchinski for deputy registrar. Great propoganda for in offcie who was charged with multiple felonies.

Is he her buddy? If so then Nelson all the way. Some people are just political whores apparently.

Anonymous said...

1:19 Do you have any buddies?

hiss said...

8:45 must be a visionary and a very good one at that.
zoppo is the same back stabber that she always has been. Even the deadliest of snakes know enough to shed their skin but zoppo is so low that she'll never shed hers.

Anonymous said...

11:27

Elliot's experience?

And his name recognition? For what

Too bad that side is resorting to smear tactics already!

Anonymous said...

Mary Rydinsward is a former supervisor at UCONN Health Center in the office of fiscal administration-research, and currently offering professional consulting services in government administration.

You're right June 11, 2010 11:25 AM, she's looking for work, but who isn't these days?

Anonymous said...

Would Elliot be double dipping?

Anonymous said...

8:45

This is Artie " I am the Mayor" still trying to pull strings to show how powerful he is.

Anonymous said...

June 11th 4:18 PM:

I noticed you stayed away from the fact that she was "fired-terminated" which she was from her "former" job. What exactly was she fired for? Mary needs to be up front with this information. It will all come out one way or another. By the way, she is not a paid consultant, she is collecting unemployment. If she IS being paid as a consultant AND is collecting unemployment, this is fraud. Full disclosure Mary.

Anonymous said...

Artie is power hungry!

And we thought that ?Nicastro was bad.

Patricia said...

7:14AM~MARY Was NOT Endorsed...Elliot Was 37 To Her 14...How Can Denise Merrill Support Her And She's NOT The Endorsed Candidate...?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Mary Rydingward is the hottest grandmother I ever saw. I'd switch to Democratics just for her.

Anonymous said...

How come Elliot had to retire because he was not a certified fireman and could not take the state test. Do that investigation if you dare

Anonymous said...

Too bad "we the people " could see you three jerks come out of hiding and solve all our crises that you created.

Anonymous said...

Ask Rydingswald if she supports ACORN? This woman is as far left if not further then the socialist in the white house. Be very careful with this one, especually if she is affiliated with Suchinski. Why on earth would Merril support her...probably one of those "Gotcha Pictures".

go elliot

Anonymous said...

Great Country and City:

Collect a pension and a salary from the same employer.

Sounds like General Motors all over again.

Elliot, why did you bother to retire?

Or did you have to?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of sour grapes over at the BFD- Sorry boys you gambled and lost - the end

Anonymous said...

June 11th 10:14 PM:

That's a good one! Do you believe in trolls too. Elliott retired because he was being harassed by his fellow firefighters because of the Ellen-Artie thing. I think the world knows that.

Anonymous said...

Between this situation, and that where Ward is eliminating two qualified members of the BOF, one can easily see that Wards desire and goal desire is to replace everyone with HIS people, his cronies, his go-alongs!

Anonymous said...

7:58

ACORN is a democrat operation.
Mary AND Elliot are democrats.

Republicans cannot vote in this promary.

So what is your point?

Don't remember you criticizing Obama when ACORN supported him.

Anonymous said...

Mary is a way-left liberal wack job who is not representative of the average Democrat in this City. She is simply an unemployed person who is in need of a job who, unfortunately, got roped into, and is being used by individuals who are fueding with Elliott Nelson and Art Ward. Typical Democratic Town Committee nonsence. Mary....you are being used, you are not the best person for the job, bail out now before it gets humiliating.

Anonymous said...

She may not be the best, but she is light years ahead of Nelson!

And she will be her own person, not a yes man/woman.

Anonymous said...

1:05

And what are Elliots qualifications other than being a Ward lackey?

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

June 11th 4:18 PM:

I noticed you stayed away from the fact that she was "fired-terminated" which she was from her "former" job. What exactly was she fired for? Mary needs to be up front with this information. It will all come out one way or another.

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Oh Jesus...You never heard of budget cuts. People are let go for various reasons, stop insinuating. And if it's going to come out one way or another, then just say it.

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By the way, she is not a paid consultant, she is collecting unemployment. If she IS being paid as a consultant AND is collecting unemployment, this is fraud. Full disclosure Mary.

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Uh...it's called partial unemployment and underemployed people do it all the time. That's what happens, for example, when you tell people working part time at Wal-Mart is as good as working full time at Superior Electric.

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Mary is a way-left liberal wack job who is not representative of the average Democrat in this City.



You know what's wacky, average Democrats in this city. People who think that social progress in this city can only come if your male, white, and over the age of 60.

People who think letting a Republican central committee member privatize our public housing is somehow progress.

People who think eminent domain is ok if it helps Yarde Metals, or Associated Spring.

People who don't support those great services like Public Transportation.

People who think cutting the VNA is more important than cutting the Mum Festival.

Should I go on...

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She is simply an unemployed person who is in need of a job who, unfortunately, got roped into, and is being used by individuals who are fueding with Elliott Nelson and Art Ward. Typical Democratic Town Committee nonsence. Mary....you are being used, you are not the best person for the job, bail out now before it gets humiliating.

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There are two major groups to the DTC: Those in the party establishment who support Art Ward...

And those in the party establishment who don't support Art Ward.

I've been to DTC meetings and you know why I stopped going, because I got sick of the croynism. When a town committee seat is inherited, INHERITED from parent to child there is something seriously wrong.

This town is completely disconnected from its political parties.

People like Mary Rydingswald are doing what needed to be done a long time ago. They are getting past the gatekeepers and opening the party so EVERYONE who calls themselves a Democrat can be a part of the Democrat-ic party in Bristol.


Go Mary Go!

Odin said...

June 11, 2010 8:45 AM:

Please explain to me why supporting someone other than Elliott Nelson is "sticking it" to Ward. You're implying that Nelson is nothing but a Ward pawn and the only reason he's running for Registrar is because his "puppetmaster" told him to. If you're a Ward supporter, you're not doing him any favors by coming to his "defense" in a battle that exists only in your fevered brain.

Anonymous said...

I think many are missing the fact that Matthews also voted for Mary. She is a sitting councilman..opps..women and voted against the Dem. Mayor's pick.

Way to go Matthews. Way in over your head. Just a one termer.

By the way Matthews...next Memorial Parade, try not to dress like your going to a Picknic. Try to look like a City Leader...but then again you dont do much leading because you don't have a clue. Did Zoppo forget to lay out your cloths!!

Anonymous said...

6/10 at 11:34: that's right, do your homework! Elliot is so far up A---'s a-- it's not even funny! Look who is calling the kettle black! Ragani and Nelson will be running that post together and I'd be much more worried about Nelson getting it than Rydingsward. She doesn't let anybody push her around but both Nelson and Ragani will grovel and be belly up before you know it when Arty speaks! The good ol' boy network continues to try to infiltrate! Bristolites beware!!!

Anonymous said...

if matthews and mccauley are sticking it to Ward, then let them stick are hard as they can!!! At least they are honest unlike the mayor who will only do what will suit him and his re-election then what is good for the citizens of this city.

Anonymous said...

6/12 at 11:12: you know exactly why Elliot had to retire ... 6/11 at 10:14 hit the nail on the head! It has nothing to do with Zoppo. Why don't you try telling the truth 11:12. Elliot wasn't certified all these years. Also, Elliot went against the union and backed Artie up when he did, too, after the union backed Artie. Tlak about backstabbers! If you keep on looking into all of Artie's close allies, they all end up being dirty somehow or another and you people still vote them in. If you want to get rid of the corruption, then stop voting for it! WAKE UP, people!

Anonymous said...

1:05 Is a right wing wack job with no concern for anyone but himself. Go ahead you heartless freak ! Bad mouth every one and you better pray you never need help!

Anonymous said...

I htough maybe this lasy was a good Democrat. But it sounds like she favors the left. I would now favor Nelson..if I was a no good Democrat union-lap-dog liberal scum-bag.

Anonymous said...

9:32 You are obviously a dumb republican namecaller. You can't vote in a primary you ding dong. And I'm not sure if I would want a jerk like you on my side wether it be Elliot or Mary !

Anonymous said...

June 14, 2010 1:12 PM:

Again...I would care if I was a no good, liberal, union-lap-dog Democrat.

Anonymous said...

On days like this, I am happy to be a republican!

Anonymous said...

5:02 I'm glad your a republican any day. You are only glad on a day like this? Duh !!!

Anonymous said...

These three woman remind me of Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky.

Anonymous said...

2:29 And you sir remind me of Hitler!

Anonymous said...

No wonder Art M stays anonymous, look what Brickley did to him when we knew who he was. HaHa Open mouth insert foot ! AM the great (not) LMAOROTF

Anonymous said...

June 18, 2010 4:50 PM:

You mean like a National Socialist, where the state controls major industry, where one party rules, where there is state run healthcare? You mean like the USA under Obama and the Democrats?

No that's more like what you're for. And do you now see how ignorant you are?

Anonymous said...

10:28 Nope like a dictator! Like you! Where you think everybody should be evil like you.

Anonymous said...

10:28 Duh you're the ignorant and useless one. It's showing again! Nothing but a hateful useless piece of work!

Anonymous said...

June 19, 2010 7:22 AM aka June 19, 2010 5:50 AM:

Is that all you do is call names? "Useless" is the perfect word for your posts here. I back up my statements with analysis and thought, you're the hater and the moron.

I assume you're a useful person when it comes to perhaps cleaning public toilets. Although you're probably not even that useful.

Anonymous said...

11:13 We are just taking after you. I told you a long time ago we can call names too and if you didn't like it to stop . So you are still useless as usual and you are the same old dingbat. Suck it up as you say or shut up!

Anonymous said...

And your only thoughts are how you can turn something good into a lie. C'mon we have been doing this for a long time so stop or get used to the same old garbage you "useless" people spew! Prove what you say if you can!

Odin said...

Hitler did not give Germany universal health care. Bismarck did.

A Proud Democrat For Elliott said...

I Was Surprised That Mary & Her Cronies Weren't Out At Any of The Festivities...*Bristol, CT. Celebrating 225 Years*...I Have to Admit Elliott Nelson and His People(Who Are Very Pleasant) Were Out There Handing Out Pens and Socializing With The Citizen's of Bristol and Surrounding Towns...Elliott(A Humble Man) Has My "Vote" Amongst Many Others...VOTE "ELLIOTT" in The August Primary...You Won't Be Sorry!

Anonymous said...

1:21 So now you useless people like Elliot and Art ward? Make up your mind and stop being the opposite of everything.

Anonymous said...

Gee who's the Hitler lover over health care ? You really are "useless"

A Proud Democrat... said...

6:07...You're Useless and Clueless, I've ALWAYS Supported Elliott and Art...You're The One Who Can't Makeup Their Mind!

Anonymous said...

11:52 Blah, Blah, Blah. You are useless and have no credability ......none!