Trumbull RTC Says Thanks

Jack Testani
Jack Testani
The following is a letter to the editor.

To the Editor: 

On behalf of the Trumbull Republican Town Committee (TRTC), we would like to thank the voters of Trumbull. We thank you for opening your doors to us as we campaigned.  We thank you for listening to our message. We thank all of those who placed a candidate's sign on their lawn, and for reading our campaign literature.  We thank you for taking the time to talk to us when we called you on the telephone to discuss issues of vital importance to Trumbull.  On Election Day, Trumbull residents came to the polls in overwhelming numbers to cast their ballots.  When the votes were tallied, every Republican on the ballot won in the Town of Trumbull.

The results Tuesday prove that Trumbull is a barometer for how residents of Connecticut want their state governed. They want reliable leaders who budget responsibly, protect taxpayers, create opportunities for jobs and development, and work with educators to improve schools. Tim Herbst's star is rising in Connecticut because he has proven that if you govern well voters will validate your work on their behalf. This is a rallying point for Republican candidates in general as they look to restore the promise of Connecticut on behalf of all voters.

In the coming year, Trumbull's Republican Party will continue to work toward our goals of raising public awareness of town issues, and getting more citizens involved and engaged in our Town's government.  We will continue to work tirelessly in achieving our agenda of bringing fiscal responsibility and accountability to our town government, which will enable us to continue to maintain our commitment to a strong education for our children and public safety for all of our residents.  I invite all Town residents who may be interested in joining this effort to call me at (203)339-5165 for more information, refer to the TRTC web site (www.trumbullgop.org) or come to one of our monthly meetings. 


Jack Testani


Trumbull Republican Town Committee

Thomas Tesoro November 07, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Thanks Jack for the last minute sleaze mailers. Now since you are here tell us all exactly what contract I negotiated with Town employees? Thart never happened, there is no provision in our Charter for any BOF member to negotiate any Labor agreement. That was the small lie we will get to the big ones later.
Michael London November 07, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Jack, You did a terrific job leading the team to victory ... A victory for all Trumbull residents. Despite what one person mistakenly says, you ran a clean, fair campaign with a focus on real issues. Thanks for all of your hard work!
Thomas Tesoro November 07, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Hey Mike..did you see the mailers? Think they were clean? Think they were fair? Maybe you can tell me what contract I negotiated with Town Employees and where I would have that authority? A last minute mailer, when everyone knew the election was in the bag, when you know there was no possibility of response, and when it is filled with false innuendo, and outright lies is nothing but dirt.
Thomas Tesoro November 07, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Still waiting for an answer Jack?
Kathleen McGannon November 07, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Me, too.
Mark E Smith November 07, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Tom you sound angry...That's politics. It's not like they called you a mass murderer or worse. You've been called worse on TrumbullChat and other forums. Get over it, move on with your life. You had your run and now it's over.
Jim Flynn November 07, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Smitty Tom should get criticism from you. Come on he had the cajones to stay in the game. He never would run away
Thomas Tesoro November 07, 2013 at 08:43 PM
The Republican TRTC smeared my good name by saying I "violated the public trust". All I want from the TRTC is an acknowledgement that those two flyers were false. They were filled with outright lies and distortions. Further, they were issued when everyone, including myself, knew that this would be a landslide for the Republicans. It was issued when I did not have time to respond. In other words it was a dirty cowardly act. So, if the few who were responsible want to be men and tell the truth then I am fine and off I go. if not, well..... So Jack, the question is simple and so is the answer, tell us what contract I negotiated and how that would be remotely possible? ( To give you a hint the answer is, the TRTC lied).
Kathleen McGannon November 07, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Tom, you and I will never get an apology or an admission of lies and/or distortion. I heard Mr. Herbst and his mother confronted about these mailers outside Hillcrest on Election Day. Mr. Herbst ducked and dodged and sort of laid the blame on Jack Testani. At least in the paper he claims responsibility. His mother simply refused to discuss it and turned her back. I was so proud of my students who called it what it was--bullying. And I have incredibly high hopes for a generation of young people who have learned to spot bullies. Perhaps the tenor of politics will change for future generations, if lead by people like my students who told me how sorry they were that adults would behave this way. I love my students for standing up for me. If only they could have voted! :)
Thomas Tesoro November 07, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Seriously Mark, this nonsense has to end somewhere and it will end when someone stands up to it. If Tim, Jack, and others want to remember that when elections are over we are all neighbors and that dirty tactics only serve to polarize people and that all they have done is open a Pandora's box then they need to apologize and acknowledge that what they did was factually wrong. A simple apology to Kathy McGannon, Tom Kelly and to me will suffice (at least for me).
Mark E Smith November 07, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Tom, You had a chance to talk to Jack on election day. Why didn't you? You left a VMail with some members of the TRTC, why didn't you say something to them in person? ... Honesty, none of the mailers I have seen (and I see both because my wife is a Dem) over the years have been that bad. Yes, both Parties do sophomoric things that in the end really have no impact with the voters...Personally I think the mailers are a waste of money, all of mine go in the trash without looking at them in most cases...I also believe that both Parties are disrespectful not to the targeted politician (it's politics) but to think that voters would actually vote based upon the said mailer.
Mark E Smith November 07, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Kathy, You can not even compare bullying to a political mailer. I personally know families who have members who committed suicide due to bullying and it's not even close. If they are then 95% of all news and political ads on TV are bullying...Wrong analogy... Again, those tactics used by both political parties in this town and have been around for a long time. Whether they are municipal elections or state elections...So, far I have yet to see a lawsuit over it...Do really think anyone (non-political operative) even remembers any mailers? No....This is a pathetic argument at best...BTW Kids see worse in their own schools with their peers, on the internet and on TV every hour of the day. Just read what Adults say to each other on Facebook, Here and TrumbullChat...When are we going to stop hold any political party to a higher standard? You are foolish to think you can.
Kathleen McGannon November 07, 2013 at 09:28 PM
I'm letting you know what their reaction was. I did not tell them I was running. Most knew nothing until these mailers arrived in their homes. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. They are the ones who brought up the mailers and they are the ones who related them to bullying. I am glad they feel that adults shouldn't act this way. If they see this as bullying, perhaps they will never be involved in it as adults. I can only hope.
Thomas Tesoro November 07, 2013 at 09:38 PM
I hate to say it but Mark may be right. Maybe that is why 60% plus of the population stays home.
dave wilsoon November 07, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Thomas Tesoro November 07, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Dave Wilsoon, I am a very small guy and for adults they are called Depends..you know that. Cap lock is next to the "A" on your keyboard.
dave wilsoon November 08, 2013 at 08:30 AM
Dan Luposki November 08, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Flynn Flam; Tom is a stand up guy. He unlike you and I, uses his real name. Some use two or three names. Come on. I use a pseudonym for people of your ilk. Please do not talk about staying in the game. Your game is fake, just like mine. Good bye true world...
Jim Flynn November 08, 2013 at 10:33 AM
You use a pseudonym because trumbull residents would be shocked and you would be very embarrassed if it came out who you really were. I on the other hand am just a Trumbull resident. I use a pseudonym because of fear of retribution from you and your ill
Jim Flynn November 08, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Ilk not ill
Richard Bellows November 08, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Jack, GREAT JOB !!!! There is always a winner and a loser in an election. It is difficult for SOME people to accept losingTTT
Thomas Tesoro November 08, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Mr. Bellows, If that was directed to me then I ask you to consider if your response would be the same if someone directed a lie filled mailer attacking your lovely wife and sent it to your neighbors, friends and other Trumbullites. My defeat at the polls in the cards long before those mailers came out and I had no problem with that at all. This is not about winning or losing elections but the proper treatment of unpaid Town volunteers and neighbors. You are a sensible fellow..think about it.
dave wilsoon November 08, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Thomas Tesoro November 08, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Enough is spelled like this. Cap lock is on the left side of the keyboard next to the letter "A". Because it is on the "left" of the keyboard does not make it a bad thing.
Thomas Tesoro November 08, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Oh, one other thing, I believe the TRTC is looking for more folks. I am sure you would make an excellent addition to the team.


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