As Woodbridge voters contemplate the upcoming election, I urge them to bear in mind: our taxes have been increasing yearly to the point where the mil rate approaches 40; real property values continue to be depressed, unlike many other area towns; the CCW property challenge is unresolved after 8 years and millions spent; the Bradley Road Tract remains undeveloped, and town debt is at the top end of any reasonable limit. We all go about our daily business to the point where much of this goes unnoticed, but this direction is untenable. Business as usual, continuity as some will call it, will not serve our future well. It is time for a change and, for me, the agent of change is Tony Anastasio.
Tony has a long and accomplished resume of community service in Woodbridge, including: Volunteer of the Year in 2012; president-elect of the Woodbridge Rotary Club; long-time Woodbridge, Bethany and Orange youth baseball league coach, and youth services volunteer for many years. Even more significant, Tony is a two-term member of the Board of Selectmen. He is aware of the challenges facing Woodbridge voters. He knows our town and how town government works, and doesn’t work. Tony has spent his working career in the financial industry and is eminently qualified to manage town departments and preside over town finances and budgets. Tony is a man of integrity, dedication and action, and has shown a capability to work in a non-partisan fashion-strong traits essential to resolve problems and bring about change.
On May 1, there is only one clear choice for the First Selectman who will lead Woodbridge in a new direction. That person is Tony Anastasio.