The outgoing president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council Paul Timpanelli writes to his business contacts that “I can count on one hand the number of times that I’ve attempted to seek support for a political candidate outside of my own support. I am making an exception here. I guess it has something to do with my lame-duck status.” Timpanelli urges them to support City Council President Tom McCarthy over incumbent freshman Marilyn Moore whom he describes as “anti-jobs, anti-business, and her ability to grow and listen in the job, I believe, is not present.” Moore and McCarthy are locked in an August 9 Democratic primary in Connecticut’s 22nd District that covers one-third of Bridgeport, a portion of Monroe and all of Trumbull where Timpanelli resides.
Timpanelli pitch letter. He plans on retiring late summer.
Please allow me the opportunity to take off my BRBC president’s hat for a moment.
I am writing to you today as a private citizen thru my private e-mail. But, I retain the same concerns that I possess as BRBC President regarding the state of our state, the absence of a jobs growth environment, and the quality of our representation in Hartford. In addition, I think each of you know of my concern regarding the quality of Bridgeport’s legislative delegation and the historic absence of clout within that delegation which absence plays a measurable part in preventing added progress toward our economic development goals.
Over the last year or so, I have seen real progress being made on that score. Bridgeport’s delegation is more unified than ever, it has made a measurable impact on legislative issues of significance, and there is now real opportunity for Bridgeport’s legislators to soon be in leadership positions. Such a result will have real impact on the economic development agenda of the city.
I am writing to you today to ask you to consider supporting the campaign of Tom McCarthy for the State Senate representing the 22nd District (much of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull, and part of Monroe). Tom is smart. Tom is a good listener. Tom is respected. Tom is a leader. Tom will strengthen Bridgeport’s presence and impact in Hartford and Tom will be very sensitive to the needs of business. His opponent has been exactly the opposite of that. Her record is anti-jobs, anti-business, and her ability to grow and listen in the job, I believe, is not present.
So, in my 28 years at the BRBC, I can count on one hand the number of times that I’ve attempted to seek support for a political candidate outside of my own support.
I am making an exception here. I guess it has something to do with my lame-duck status. But I know it has everything to do with my conclusion about Tom’s candidacy
Your $100.00, $50.00, or $25.00 contribution would mean a lot. If you are so willing, please make the check out to “McCarthy for Senate” and send to me at: 5628 Main Street, Trumbull, CT, 06611.
Thanks for your indulgence.