As I have knocked on doors throughout the third ward, I have come across voters who seem disengaged and turned off by the current state of politics in Shelton. Especially when it comes to the Planning and Zoning Board and the Shelter Ridge development. I support Jimmy Tickey and the other Democrats running for Planning and Zoning.
What also seems to disenfranchise voters, especially young and independent voters, is the long tenures of the incumbents in our city’s government. People want change, and they want to bring Shelton’s government into the 21st century. But those voters see the current state of politics as unbreakable. The mayor and the republicans have had solid control of Shelton’s government for so long that it has influenced voter turnout in a negative way. I know we can do better.