Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some quick thoughts on last nights election results

So the results are now in. Mayor John Destefano won the Democratic nomination in a tough 4 way race. He did not win a majority (over 50%) just a pluarity (around 43 - 44%). Even more significant was the sweep by the Unite Here affiliated trade unions Yale 34 & Yale 35 of all of the aldermanic races they ran. Not only did they sweep the won by large majorities - other then in Westville's Ward 25. I feel that this new board make up will push an agenda that focuses on keeping the status quo for municipal employees and if that means our taxes will go up so be it. I am still trying to process all of this. More soon. Perhaps we should make the Internationale the anthem for New Haven,