In a fund raising appeal, Mayor Dan Drew has announced his intention to run for Governor.
Below is the text of his announcement.
I want you to be the first to know, Stephen: Today, I’m filing paperwork to start the process of exploring a run for Governor.
For too long, government has been focused on helping the people at the very top, while those in the middle are left behind. Connecticut can and must embrace the big ideas and bold changes we need to improve the lives of the people of our state: a dignified retirement for every senior, a great education for every child, and good-paying jobs for every worker.
I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished in Middletown. Together, we slashed unemployment in half, renewed our commitment to green energy, and lowered property taxes while improving public services. I’m confident that the approach we’ve taken in Middletown will serve the people of Connecticut well in every corner of our state.
This election is also an opportunity to fight for our progressive values in the age of Donald Trump. We must fight for a fair economy, create good jobs, and make clear that our government must work for everyone, not just the insiders and wealthy special interests.
With your support, we can make it happen. We'll have a lot do in the coming weeks, but the first thing you can do is help us get off to a fast start – will you be one of the first 50 donors to this effort?