Letter: In Support of the Election Date Change Referendum
As the Nov. 8 general election approaches, a Manchester Regular Republican Club members shares his views on the referendum
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Should the voters of Manchester move the May special election to the traditional date in November? This issue has bounced back and fourth for months.
The mayor and many of his friends have opposed the move. Many others including myself have favored the move. Our mayor and many of his friends are employed by our town in various positions from town council, various boards, commissions and the public works department. Could this be the reason Mayor Fressola is against the move?
It is also note worthy that the mayor and his friends have been in power in Manchester for more than 16 years. Could it be that from the mayor's prospective the $50,000 of our taxes dollars for the special election is just fine, as long as it keeps him in power?
I don't see this as a partisan issue. This is an issue for those in power of how do we keep ourselves in power. And for those out of power, myself included, how do we save money and have more even handed leaders?
To answer my own question: We move the election, save the $50,000 and allow more voters to participate in a November election. Please vote YES on local question No. 1 Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Manchester Regular Republican Club