As far as my view on spending and taxes, I think we are taxed to death in this town, and while we can’t live in the past, I certainly plan to use the surplus we have accrued from Dan Drew’s tax increases, for our benefit, and look to lower, or at least stabilize the mill rate. According to CERC, we are enjoying a $14 million surplus; that can go a long way to re-enforcing our Police and Fire Departments, and ensuring they have the latest equipment to ensure our safety. Another way that could be spent is to fund Pre-K in our Public Schools, so that we can better educate our children. Another item I’d like to look in to, as a Certified Firefighter, and former EMT, is, is Hunter’s Ambulance the best choice for our city. Hunters has been our EMS Service for years now, but I believe that our Fire Department, or Middlesex Hospital could do the same job, yet ensuring that there is always available Ambulance’s in our city, ready to respond to our citizen’s emergency medical needs.
As for my availability to debate the other candidates, it’s pretty simple; anywhere, anytime. I’m not afraid to face either Dan Drew, or Sandra Russo-Driska, and would welcome the opportunity. Running as a Write-In candidate is not a popular method of running for office, but I’m not your typical candidate. I don’t plan on having a campaign budget, or a campaign staff. I know once the people of Middletown get to know me, and what I stand for, the name Brian E. Clark won’t be difficult to write on November 3rd. I am available to either candidate, or any member of the public, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I think this will be an interesting Mayoral race, and look forward to it.