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Bruce Conroy

Contact info: bruceconroyforwallingford@gmail.com

Office sought: Town Council  

Back in the early 70s, my parents moved my family to Wallingford for a safer life. They wanted the five of us to attend some of the best public schools in the state, have safe access to sports, social events and the largest community pool in the state.

I do not have a dream for Wallingford, I have a goal. My goal is for Wallingford to be the envy of every city, town and village in our great state, a place that people come to raise their children, work, shop, eat, and retire in peace.

This will be achieved by being bold. We must take the initiative, invest in our community, education, infrastructure, and the businesses, both small and large. We can't get there by fighting with our fellow residents, neither can we get there by meekly bowing down, we must be bold and unafraid lead the way toward new and innovative solutions.

As a Town Councilor I would make it my mission be a part of budgets, building projects, responsible pension management, planning for future development and recreational opportunities.

We must grow our economic base, encourage clean industry, protect our remaining farmland, enable farmers to keep the family farm and encouraging others to enter agriculture.

Attracting emerging and traditional industry is necessary to our being able to bring and retain families. To me, Wallingford is a lifetime commitment, not one that should be left behind at retirement. When new business comes, young families follow and with that we will be able to make life easier for our retired residents.

Public safety and emergency services are not an option, they are a necessity. Fire, police, and all emergency services need to be fully funded and staffed at all times. We currently have less police than the Dept feels are needed and that must change.

Wallingford is due for an update, new police station, new or renovated-to-new schools, Town Hall needs help, our electric grid is stable now, but can it be made better and even more reliable? My career for more than thirty years has been building things. I have built schools, hospitals, retail stores, and much more. Every project I take on deals with planning, budgeting, team building, negotiation, and then implementation.

I believe that the skills I have learned over the years will lend themselves to the tasks at hand. As a Councilor I will work with my fellow Councilors to make Wallingford the place that families move to again. The shining star of Connecticut has gotten a little dull, but through planning, collaboration and hard work we can be at the top again.

No matter who is our Mayor, whether Bill Dickenson stays or Riley O’Connell wins, what is needed is a strong Council that understands the need to work together, to collaborate for the good of our town. Prosperity and quality of life are what will revitalize Wallingford. Letting town building or facilities get run down is not acceptable. If elected I will work to ensure that our facilities and departments are well maintained and fully staffed.

Wallingford deserves the best, deserves to have elected officials who worry less about party and more about people.

We can move forward without compromising what Wallingford is now.

On November 2nd I ask that you vote for me, Bruce Conroy, because I will always do the right thing for Wallingford.

Conroy For Council


What is your dream for Wallingford?

I do not have a dream for Wallingford, I have a goal. For my parents Wallingford was a place of safety, a place to raise their children without the worries of big city life. My goal is for Wallingford to be the envy of every city, town and village in our great state, a place that people come to raise their children, work, shop, eat and retire in peace.

How do we get there?

This is achieved by being bold. We must take the initiative, invest in our community, education, infrastructure, and the businesses, both small and big. We can't get there by fighting with our fellow residents, neither can we get there by meekly bowing down, we must be bold and not be afraid lead the way toward new and innovative solutions.

Please list some of the experience that will help us get there.

Construction Superintendent. Critical thinker and problem solver.

Issues

Schools

The need to update and streamline our schools is a priority. This issue is a Board of Education matter, but every Town Councilor should be involved in the process from start to finish. My experience in commercial and school construction would help us get the best bang for our dollars.

Community Pool

The pool is a Wallingford tradition and something that makes Wallingford attractive to people. I accept that unless we move the Mayor that the pool is dead, but I will still stand up and fight for it.

Develop downtown 

We have some good plans in place but need a more aggressive stance on development. Upper and lower down town need more to attract business, basic public internet access, more multi use development and allowing existing building to build up to at least 5 floors.

Tax Fairness

We need to see that our tax dollars go to good use, better roads and sidewalks, parks, schools, efficient, streamlined town departments and an end to bid waivers.

Electrical division

Wallingford has cheap, reliable electricity. Will it stay that way? We need to make sure that our electric division stays on top of things. More investment in renewables, like solar, wind and hydro generators. When I say more, I don’t mean jump in with no regard, let’s have a good detailed look at what we can do that will ensure a return for the residents and businesses of our town.




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