Whisper To Cover Election

Its October, meaning that signs the signs designating the names of dozens of brave residents willing to serve their town have gone up on lawns throughout town. In exactly 5 weeks, residents will choose who will set priorities for Wolcott’s children. Education is this town’s largest industry. They will also select 9 individuals who will serve on the finance board, and others who will interpret regulations on zoning and tax assessment. As in past years, the Whisper endeavors to provide you with as much information as possible on this year’s election. As signs go up, mailers go out, we need to ask you – what are the most important issues facing Wolcott today? What kind of person do you want to serve?

In upcoming weeks, we will be reaching out to as many candidates as possible, including Democratic Mayoral candidate Steve Olmstead and current Mayor Thomas G. Dunn, who will be on the petitioning line. Republicans are leaving their mayoral options blank, but are mounting a strong challenge for Town Treasurer. Unusually prominent names abound on both party lines as well as Row C for Town Council this year. And who is this Joe Santopietro, running for the Board of Assessment Appeals. Could it be…?

But before we talk to the candidates, we want to hear from you. What do you seek in a candidate? What issues do you see as most important this year? Post them below, or send us an e-mail at WolcottWhisper@gmail.com.

Your input will be posed to the candidates by the Whisper and included in articles. But that’s not all you can do to help ensure we have the best candidates elected. Because of the large number of candidates, the Whisper is looking for an additional writer for this endeavor. Again – send us an e-mail.


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