It is with great conviction that I endorse incumbent alderman Martin Dempsey in the upcoming Fourth Ward Republican primary, to be held next Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
Martin is an outstanding individual with deep ties to our community, and I could not be more enthusiastic in my support for his candidacy.
Primary voters should know that Martin is a life-long Ansonia resident and Republican, currently the Dean of Students at St. Joseph High School and serving as chairman of the Board of Aldermen’s salary subcommittee. He is a hard-working individual who has still found time to volunteer with youth sports and give back to his community. He even represented our city as King of the Barnum Festival in the late 90’s, for which he was presented with the key to Ansonia by Mayor Nancy Valentine.
Martin also made Ansonia proud as Valedictorian of his class at Fairfield University.
I truly believe that Martin is part of a new generation of political leaders that will take Ansonia to the next level. He has strongly supported our efforts to lower taxes and facilitate business development. As chairman of the salary sub-committee, he has worked with his fellow aldermen to streamline salaries for board and commission secretaries, with the goal of making our city more efficient. And as an educator, Martin understands the importance of improving our public schools for the benefit of Ansonia’s students.
Through it all Martin has demonstrated a high level of professionalism and politics-free pragmatism. He has been a tremendous advocate for the residents of Ansonia’s Fourth Ward and brings a wealth of practical experience to the Board of Aldermen.
Martin Dempsey is an important member of my team and representative of the exciting new direction that Ansonia has charted over the past four years. He is has quickly become an essential member of the Board of Aldermen, a consistent voice for positive progress and political civility.
I strongly urge my fellow Republicans to support Martin in the September 12th primary and in the general election later this fall.
The author is the Mayor of the City of Ansonia.
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