Letter: Supports Lauretti for re-election

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

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To the Editor:

I have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Mayor Lauretti for almost 60 years. Doing chores at home, good school grades, sports and positive community programs were very much apart of our childhood. Our parents insisted on it. We given the responsibility for six days assisting younger and less experienced campers during a BSA Troop 25 week long 90-mile summer hike on the Appalachian Trail. His leadership skills were very evident then and have only improved significantly over the years. He has always been a compassionate and thoughtful person with true insight, a forward thinker, and most importantly he leads from the front.

His track record of managing Shelton for the past 30 years has no comparison in the state. Under his supervision Shelton has successfully grown and prospered while maintaining its wonderful country charm. His fiscal prowess have allowed for both the elderly and young families to maintain their Shelton homes. Shelton's tax base has grown from $1 billion in 1991 to $5 billion in 2021 under the Lauretti administration.

Which means that as homeowners we save between $3,000 to $6,000 per household each year in taxes. Over a 30-year span that adds up to real money. Support for his campaign for Mayor and the Lauretti team and voting for them on Nov. 2 will continue our city's steady controlled prosperity.

One Democratic alderman candidate recently bragged we could be like Newtown, what she did not say is that our taxes would have to be doubled. As we know elections can have very real and adverse consequences, the November 2020 election consequences have turned out to be a disaster for every taxpayer in our city, state and country. Gas is up $1.25 per gallon, our borders are not safe, riots everywhere, crime is escalating with no consequences to the criminals, shortage of supplies and more importantly the state and federal government are trampling on our rights and freedoms especially those promised in the First and Second Amendment ... it time to keep the Dems out of our Shelton City Hall. The simple solution is to come to the polls on Nov. 2 and Vote Line B to preserve Shelton's fiscal and financial integrity.

The Democrats and Envision candidates have no detailed plans, visions or program to offer. Let's remember in almost every Democratic controlled town in Connecticut overspending and over taxing of your hard earned money is there solution to everything. Our largest Democratic run cities like Bridgeport and New Haven are where complete chaos and financial and fiscal ineptitude and management incompetence rain true everyday of the year.

Remember what others have envisioned Mayor Lauretti and the Lauretti Team have accomplished. Your support is always welcome and needed to "Keep Shelton Moving in the Right Direction.” Please take a stand for the integrity of our city and Vote Line B on Nov. 2.

Anthony F. Simonetti

Alderman, 1st Ward