This is Our Last Chance to Send a Message
Lack of Judgment and Failed Oversight Shouldn't be Rewarded
A lack of oversight by my opponent as an elected official on the City Council failed to detect, not only the theft of $636,000 of Covid Relief money, but also the improper spending of relief funds meant to help the people of West Haven.
- Large illegal payments for work not performed
- Thousands in excessive payments for political insiders
- Improper payment to NY marching band
- Gifts for city employees
- Payments to out-of-town State Legislator
As a City Council member, my opponent supported the appointment of Michael DiMassa and trusted him to oversee the spending of $1.1 million of Cares Act Covid relief funds. At no time, over 8 months, did she call for any reporting from DiMassa as to how that money was being spent.
Now my opponent McGee aspires to be our State Representative, despite her lack of judgment and failure in her oversight responsibility. State Representatives are also responsible for oversight. Would she fail us again in Hartford by looking the other way and not asking for accountability because a person is an insider?
YOUR VOTE FOR RICH DEPALMA IS IMPORTANT!
AN ADVOCATE FOR WEST HAVEN
“Now that we face a crisis of confidence by State officials in West Haven, it is important to have a new, responsible, and honest voice as an advocate in the State House.
As your State Representative, I will work across the aisle to restore confidence in West Haven's leadership, find new ways to ease our tax burden, and bring economic growth to our State, West Haven and New Haven.”
Rich DePalma is a candidate who has the life, government, and business experience to bring a new perspective to Hartford.
We need better solutions.
JOBS, WE CAN INCREASE JOB OPPORTUNITIES by adopting policies, including regulation reform, that encourage businesses to stay here, and new businesses to come here. From good paying jobs to lower taxes, so much depends on a strong state economy.
LOWER TAXES by limiting wasteful spending. We need a spending and borrowing cap. We can no longer afford to have the worst fiscal condition in the country. Poor bond ratings cost taxpayers money.
PROTECT AND IMPROVE THE SAFETY-NET for those who need help, by holding state agencies accountable and privatizing when more efficient. We must better allocate our resources to avoid over-taxing our people and businesses. We cannot tolerate poor oversight of the distribution of Federal and State funding meant to help our community LIKE WE HAVE JUST EXPERIENCED IN WEST HAVEN.
COMMUNITY SAFTEY & REDUCING YOUTH CRIME
A safer Connecticut starts with a stronger Connecticut. It starts with an economy that can support jobs, build hope and create a path to success for young people.*