Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Malloy explores another run for governor

Malloy Forms Exploratory Committee

Pledges “Main Street” Tour of Every Connecticut Town

February 3, 2009: Hartford – Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy today filed papers to form an exploratory committee with the Connecticut State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC) in Hartford, the first step in a possible run for Governor in 2010.

“It's no secret that we are witnessing monumental difficulties in Connecticut, but it might be a secret that a lot of it could have been avoided with the right leadership, vision and problem-solving skills coming from the governor's office,” Malloy said. “I hear over and over again in the communities I visit throughout Connecticut that people want a leader with a clear and confident vision for the future, a leader who can solve our problems and get our state back on track, and in doing so make sure the actions of our government reflect the principles that the people of Connecticut hold dear.”

Malloy said that he is launching a Main Street Tour of every city and town in Connecticut as part of his exploratory initiative. As an extension of his leadership involvement with the US Conference of Mayors’ National Main Street Initiative late last year, Malloy explained that he saw first hand the importance of reaching deep into the communities that can be the fuel for solving even our toughest problems.

“Every town in Connecticut has at least one primary street where community and commerce come together as the vital center of the town, and that’s where I want to go to learn more about the problems, hopes and ideas that are on the minds of the people,” Malloy said. “I'm going to explore with the people of Connecticut – out there in the real world -- the problems Connecticut has, what caused them, and most important, how we can fix them, everything from jobs and health care to crime and education.

“When I first became Mayor of Stamford in 1995 those were the questions I asked. I learned a lot by listening to the people of Stamford – and then working with them to refocus city government and turn our city around. That's the conversation I'm going to have over the coming months as I travel around the state, doing a little bit of talking, and a whole lot of listening.”

Dan Malloy has been the Mayor of Stamford, CT since 1995 and is the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. Under his watch, the city’s economy has been revitalized, it is rated one of the safest cities in the nation, government has been refocused to serve people better, and he brought innovative educational, transportation and environmental solutions to the community. Mayor Malloy is recognized nationally as an expert in good government, as part of his long-time involvement at the leadership level in the US Conference of Mayors. He was the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for the 2006 convention. Learn more at www.danmalloy.com


Paid for by Dan Malloy for CT, Len Miller, Treasurer.



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