Submitted by Jonathan Perloe, Cos Cob,
I don’t know anything about Joe Kelly, except for what I see. What I see is that for weeks he, alone among the eight candidates running for state assembly in Greenwich, has plastered his campaign signs on public property all around Town. The reason we don’t see other candidates’ signs is because they are honoring the agreement between the town’s political parties to not display campaign signs on public property until the last few weeks before Election Day. Kelly has refused to adhere to the agreement despite multiple complaints to the chair of the Republican Town Committee.
For most legislators, trust is one of their most precious assets. How can any voter trust Joe Kelly when he so publicly flouts an agreement made by the Party who endorsed him and to which he belongs?
Sadly, the flouting of rules and norms has found a home in the Republican Party, starting at the top. To restore the faith in elected officials which is so desperately needed, voters need to say no to candidates like Joe Kelly.
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