Thursday, October 27, 2011

Candidate Profile: Earle Roberts (R) Common Council

The below information is a part of the Eye's Elections 2011 series to provide information to voting citizens and does not represent any endorsement by the Middletown Eye or any of its authors.

Throughout his tenure on the Common Council, Earle Robers earned a hard fought reputation as someone who pays attention to details and demands answers. He is running to return the Council, bringing a sharp pencil and a desire to make sure Middletown’s tax dollars are spent properly with the most value in return.

“We are facing serious budget issues and keeping our private sector employed depends on smaller government,” said Roberts, a life-long Middletown resident.

Roberts attended Middletown schools and attended the University of Hartford. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1967 and honorably discharged. Roberts is an active member of American Legion Post 75.

Working with his hands as a skilled tool and die maker, Roberts understands hard work and how hard Middletown residents work to pay their taxes while expecting good services.

Roberts served three terms on the Common Council and two five year terms as Commissioner and Chairman of the South Fire District, Vice Chairman of the Inland Wetlands Commission, and as Middletown’s representative to the Connecticut River Assembly.

“ I believe elected officials should always explain their actions and back them up with facts.” said Roberts. “ Middletown has a great future as long as we are honest and diligent in our responsibilities as elected officials.” He and his wife Elizabeth have two children

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