To the Editor:
Last Wednesday the Stratford Democratic Committee endorsed Greg Cann to run as Town Councilperson from the Fifth District. Greg is running in a special election on Thursday Oct. 13th to replace Joe Gresko, who now is our state Representative for the 121st House District.
I first met Greg during the Water Pollution Control Authority petition drive. Greg was a "foot soldier" extraordinaire, going door-to-door collecting signatures from the Fifth District because he is vested in doing what is right for our district.
Mr. Cann has lived in the district for over 28 years, raised four children in Stratford, all of whom graduated from Stratford schools, and has three grandchildren, two who live in Stratford. His wife, Immacula, recently received her doctorate in nursing from Northeastern University, his daughter Cathy and her family also live in the district.
He is a long-standing community community volunteer and citizen advocate. Greg has worked with Sterling House, CARES, Clean Sound, Nichols PTA and served on the Board of Education's Finance Committee. He has expertise in cost/benefit, budget, and financial data analysis, a most needed skill given our Town of Stratford's recent budgets. He is stalwart in his belief that decisions made by the Town of Stratford's Administration and Town Council be transparent and publically accountable.
Greg has the time and attitude to fulfill this commitment, and over the next several weeks will be knocking on doors to introduce himself and ask "what do we in the Fifth need our councilperson to do?" Sit down with him, have a conversation and get to know him. Once you hear him out you will know why I support Greg Cann and think he "Cann" represent the Fifth District.Barbara Heimlich