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MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2021

2021/11/02 06:00:00

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We're in it "TOGETHER" Valentine for Stamford.

Accountability & Fairness in Stamford Property Tax Assessments

Stamford, CT -- Like all Stamford homeowners, Bobby Valentine has been concerned about rising property taxes in a period of declining home values.
While Bobby has continued to pay City of Stamford property tax assessed on his home, he exercised his right to appeal the assessment in 2020.
​Hundreds of Stamford residents have successfully navigated the appeals process, but thousands are unaware or without the resources to do so.
As mayor, Bobby Valentine will bring accountability to tax assessments, and make it easier for residents who wish to appeal.
​Bobby will also make it a priority to resolve the lack of financial support from Hartford. Despite the best efforts of our State Representatives and Senators, Stamford receives significantly less than other cities with similar demographics, unjustly impacting our property owners.
​The State of Connecticut awarded approximately $15 million in Education Cost Sharing grants to Stamford in the most recent year, almost the same it provided to the town of Killingly. Yet, Stamford has as many students as Killingly has residents. The system is broken, and the politicians are making it worse.
​In addition to the growing burden of property tax, the City of Stamford assesses relatively high Motor Vehicle taxes. In 2021, Bobby Valentine was assessed $935 on his vehicle.
​Bobby’s opponent in the mayoral election stopped paying her Motor Vehicle taxes to the City of Stamford in 2019, according to City records. She continues to pay property tax on both homes that her family owns on Lakeview Drive.
Bobby Valentine is a graduate of the Stamford Public School system and has a distinguished record of building and leading organizations. He opened his first small business in Stamford in 1980, igniting a transformation of Stamford’s downtown. He is a former Director of Public Safety, Health & Welfare in Stamford.
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Were in it TOGETHER Valentine for Stamford. 

Accountability & Fairness in Stamford Property Tax Assessments 

Stamford, CT -- Like all Stamford homeowners, Bobby Valentine has been concerned about rising property taxes in a period of declining home values. 
While Bobby has continued to pay City of Stamford property tax assessed on his home, he exercised his right to appeal the assessment in 2020. 
​Hundreds of Stamford residents have successfully navigated the appeals process, but thousands are unaware or without the resources to do so. 
As mayor, Bobby Valentine will bring accountability to tax assessments, and make it easier for residents who wish to appeal. 
​Bobby will also make it a priority to resolve the lack of financial support from Hartford. Despite the best efforts of our State Representatives and Senators, Stamford receives significantly less than other cities with similar demographics, unjustly impacting our property owners. 
​The State of Connecticut awarded approximately $15 million in Education Cost Sharing grants to Stamford in the most recent year, almost the same it provided to the town of Killingly. Yet, Stamford has as many students as Killingly has residents. The system is broken, and the politicians are making it worse. 
​In addition to the growing burden of property tax, the City of Stamford assesses relatively high Motor Vehicle taxes. In 2021, Bobby Valentine was assessed $935 on his vehicle. 
​Bobby’s opponent in the mayoral election stopped paying her Motor Vehicle taxes to the City of Stamford in 2019, according to City records. She continues to pay property tax on both homes that her family owns on Lakeview Drive. 
Bobby Valentine is a graduate of the Stamford Public School system and has a distinguished record of building and leading organizations. He opened his first small business in Stamford in 1980, igniting a transformation of Stamford’s downtown. He is a former Director of Public Safety, Health & Welfare in Stamford.

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We stand with you Bobby! You have our support! Our city has been decimated by the elite wealthy liberals to the point where Stamford’s middle class is being forced to move elsewhere. Bobby, you can help get taxes under control and Make the schools safe again.

This is ridiculous. We need someone from Stanford to fight for us!!! Bobby Valentine is the one and only choice!!!

Bobbi was my old neighbor. there is a meet and greet in Norwalk for like minded Conservatives all are welcome. I endorse Bobbi.

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We're in it "TOGETHER" Valentine for Stamford.

Like all Stamford homeowners, I have been concerned about rising property taxes, especially when home values were declining.

While always paying my property taxes on time, in 2020 I exercised my right to appeal the assessment on my home, which I viewed as unjustifiably high.

Hundreds of Stamford residents have successfully navigated the appeals process, but thousands are unaware or without the resources to do so.

As mayor, I pledge to bring accountability to tax assessments, and make it easier for residents who wish to appeal.

I will also make it a priority to finally resolve the lack of financial support we receive from Hartford. Despite the best efforts of our State Representatives and Senators, Stamford receives significantly less than other cities with similar demographics, unjustly burdening our property owners.

The State of Connecticut awarded approximately $15 million in Education Cost Sharing grants to Stamford in the most recent year, almost the same it provided to the town of Killingly. Yet, Stamford has as many students as Killingly has residents. The system is broken, and our politicians are making it worse.

In addition to the growing burden of property tax, the City of Stamford assesses relatively high Motor Vehicle taxes. In 2021, I paid $935 in car tax.

My opponent in the mayoral election, however, stopped paying her Motor Vehicle taxes to Stamford in 2019, according to City records. She continues to pay property tax on both homes that her family owns on Lakeview Drive.

The election on November 2 will have real consequences for our community. Politics as usual isn't working for us, but against us.

Please consider Joining Our Team to make a difference in Stamford's future!

I look forward to sharing more policy initiatives with you, and invite you to visit our website, www.bobbyvalentine.com, for more updates.

Your friend and neighbor,

Bobby V
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Were in it TOGETHER Valentine for Stamford. 

Like all Stamford homeowners, I have been concerned about rising property taxes, especially when home values were declining.  

While always paying my property taxes on time, in 2020 I exercised my right to appeal the assessment on my home, which I viewed as unjustifiably high.  

Hundreds of Stamford residents have successfully navigated the appeals process, but thousands are unaware or without the resources to do so.

As mayor, I pledge to bring accountability to tax assessments, and make it easier for residents who wish to appeal. 

I will also make it a priority to finally resolve the lack of financial support we receive from Hartford. Despite the best efforts of our State Representatives and Senators, Stamford receives significantly less than other cities with similar demographics, unjustly burdening our property owners. 

The State of Connecticut awarded approximately $15 million in Education Cost Sharing grants to Stamford in the most recent year, almost the same it provided to the town of Killingly. Yet, Stamford has as many students as Killingly has residents.  The system is broken, and our politicians are making it worse.

In addition to the growing burden of property tax, the City of Stamford assesses relatively high Motor Vehicle taxes. In 2021, I paid $935 in car tax.  

My opponent in the mayoral election, however, stopped paying her Motor Vehicle taxes to Stamford in 2019, according to City records.  She continues to pay property tax on both homes that her family owns on Lakeview Drive.

The election on November 2 will have real consequences for our community. Politics as usual isnt working for us, but against us.  

Please consider Joining Our Team to make a difference in Stamfords future!

I look forward to sharing more policy initiatives with you, and invite you to visit our website, www.bobbyvalentine.com, for more updates.

Your friend and neighbor,

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stamford: the city where you can own a home with no mortgage and still get fucked in the ass via un affordable Tax bills

You have my support Bobby. We don’t need another mayor raised by the elite Greenwich privileged class hitting the Stamford middle class with higher taxes.

Ok commendable to post private information

Mine in TN, .5 acres 3 bed 2 bath $448.00 PER YEAR

He should have blacked out his address.

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Democrats have allowed cost of living and crime to increase through their own policies. Support Republicans by attending this event!

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Democrats have allowed cost of living and crime to increase through their own policies. Support Republicans by attending this event!

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We're in it "TOGETHER" Valentine for Stamford.

**An Endorsement from the Stamford Education Association.**

My time as a student in Stamford Public Schools, including Ryle Elementary, Cloonan Middle and Rippowam High, serves as the foundation for how I've lived my life.

The education I received in those classrooms, my relationships with the teachers and coaches, and the extra-curricular activities on the fields and stages prepared me for a successful professional career.

More importantly, the diversity of my classmates taught me how to respect and appreciate people of all backgrounds.

Teachers are the heart of any community, and Stamford is blessed to have so many wonderfully dedicated educators.

I was thrilled to learn last night that our teachers, represented by the Stamford Education Association, voted to endorse me in this year's mayoral election. Significantly, I'm told this is the first time that the SEA has endorsed a mayoral candidate.

We are at a critical moment, challenged by COVID, emerging technologies, and social pressures. Our teachers demand and deserve support from our mayor, and I look forward to an ongoing and open dialogue with them.

As mayor, I will be a strong and passionate voice as a non-voting member of Stamford's Board of Education. A voice for our teachers, parents and students!

We need more teacher involvement in decision-making, better engagement with parents, and updated policies for 21st century learning. It's critical that students are able to read before graduating 3rd grade, and that our teaching population reflects the diversity of our student body.

It's also long past time that we take action to ensure healthy learning environments, by finally addressing our deteriorating facilities, including the presence of mold that escalated in 2018.

As Executive Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University the last 8 years, I raised capital and steered development of new educational buildings, and worked closely with SLAM, the architects that have been retained to work on Stamford's school redevelopment plan.

When it comes to leadership, there is no substitute for experience. I've led and managed complex organizations for decades, built teams, and solved problems.

I know firsthand the value that a Stamford Public School education can provide, and look forward to working everyday as mayor to help our community achieve success.

Please consider Joining Our Team to make a difference in Stamford's future, and to bring real change to politics as usual!

I look forward to sharing more policy initiatives with you, and invite you to visit our website, www.bobbyvalentine.com, for more updates.

Your friend and neighbor,

Bobby V*
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Were in it TOGETHER Valentine for Stamford. 

**An Endorsement from the Stamford Education Association.**

My time as a student in Stamford Public Schools, including Ryle Elementary, Cloonan Middle and Rippowam High, serves as the foundation for how Ive lived my life.

The education I received in those classrooms, my relationships with the teachers and coaches, and the extra-curricular activities on the fields and stages prepared me for a successful professional career.

More importantly, the diversity of my classmates taught me how to respect and appreciate people of all backgrounds.

Teachers are the heart of any community, and Stamford is blessed to have so many wonderfully dedicated educators. 

I was thrilled to learn last night that our teachers, represented by the Stamford Education Association, voted to endorse me in this years mayoral election.  Significantly, Im told this is the first time that the SEA has endorsed a mayoral candidate.

We are at a critical moment, challenged by COVID, emerging technologies, and social pressures. Our teachers demand and deserve support from our mayor, and I look forward to an ongoing and open dialogue with them.

As mayor, I will be a strong and passionate voice as a non-voting member of Stamfords Board of Education. A voice for our teachers, parents and students!

We need more teacher involvement in decision-making, better engagement with parents, and updated policies for 21st century learning.  Its critical that  students are able to read before graduating 3rd grade, and that our teaching population reflects the diversity of our student body.

Its also long past time that we take action to ensure healthy learning environments, by finally addressing our deteriorating facilities, including the presence of mold that escalated in 2018.

As Executive Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University the last 8 years, I raised capital and steered development of new educational buildings, and worked closely with SLAM, the architects that have been retained to work on Stamfords school redevelopment plan.

When it comes to leadership, there is no substitute for experience. Ive led and managed complex organizations for decades, built teams, and solved problems.

I know firsthand the value that a Stamford Public School education can provide, and look forward to working everyday as mayor to help our community achieve success.

Please consider Joining Our Team to make a difference in Stamfords future, and to bring real change to politics as usual!

I look forward to sharing more policy initiatives with you, and invite you to visit our website, www.bobbyvalentine.com, for more updates.

Your friend and neighbor,

Bobby V*

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Watch it on YouTube:
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I like the pic placement with Simmons on the left like her POLITICS.

You have our support Bobby

This is going to be interesting 🍚

Bobby!🇺🇸

I can not Wait and see this

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Stamford deserves a mayor with a history of leadership experience, managerial abilities, and enthusiasm to get things done.

I have the vision and passion to address Stamford's diverse needs, and am ready to work 24/7 without the burden of political affiliation or demands from special interests.

Since my days at Rippowam High, I've been a leader with a view towards the future.

My first restaurant opened in 1980, igniting the transformation of Downtown Stamford.

At Sacred Heart, we turned a commuter school into the 2nd largest Catholic University in New England.

With the NY Mets, I oversaw the development of a new stadium and changed the culture of the team, taking them to a World Series.

I have a record of pioneering change, and want to use my experiences to ensure a bright future for my hometown of Stamford. WE HAVE TO START MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.

These are some of the achievements that illustrate my ability to start working for the people of Stamford on Day 1:
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Stamford deserves a mayor with a history of leadership experience, managerial abilities, and enthusiasm to get things done.

I have the vision and passion to address Stamfords diverse needs, and am ready to work 24/7 without the burden of political affiliation or demands from special interests.

Since my days at Rippowam High, Ive been a leader with a view towards the future.

My first restaurant opened in 1980, igniting the transformation of Downtown Stamford. 

At Sacred Heart, we turned a commuter school into the 2nd largest Catholic University in New England.

With the NY Mets, I oversaw the development of a new stadium and changed the culture of the team, taking them to a World Series.

I have a record of pioneering change, and want to use my experiences to ensure a bright future for my hometown of Stamford. WE HAVE TO START MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. 

These are some of the achievements that illustrate my ability to start working for the people of Stamford on Day 1:

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Caroline Simmons - A FAILED record of HIGHER taxes and ZERO job growth.

Your the best Bobby.

You have my vote! Ms Simmons would not commit to lowering taxes or cutting the wasteful spending for Mayor Martin’s inflated staff of Special Assistants and Chief of Staff- each position paid a 6 figure salary. Total spending to cover those salaries $1.7 million. We need someone to stop the wasteful spending in every department. Ms Simmons has voted repeatedly to increase spending. Most importantly Stamford needs a mayor who puts the taxpayers first. That’s you!

She went to Harvard and is 35 Bobby is 75 and very popular cause he played baseball Don’t live in Stamford anymore so may the best candidate win.

How did Caroline vote on Qualified Immunity- taking away police liability protection? She voted to take away that protection from our police officers. And now our state is in need of police officers as so many have left the force. Crime is up.

How long has Caroline lived in Stamford? From her own biography “As of September 2019, Caroline Simmons lives in Stamford, Connecticut.”

Caroline hired people to steal Bobby signs. She is bad!

Hasn't Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut and the entire country had enough of these nonsensical, idiotic liberals fools, their failed ideology and just blatant arrogant, self righteous, stupidity? They accomplish nothing, contribute nothing and basically ruin everything they put their greasy little rat claws on. They are the diarrhea of humanity and do nothing but hurt.

👌 all the way with Bobby v

The reality is Caroline has done nothing noteworthy in the public or private sector. Bobby is a business man, that has developed properties and created jobs. All in the private sector. Caroline is a cute, ivy league girl. Running on progressive ideas and liberal viewpoints.

Mr. Valentine should stick to baseball! When he was the Director of Public Safety, he showed a number of times that he wasn’t cut out for it(in my opinion).

That's a good one, Directed Stamfords Public Safety Department, come on you all know your just voting for the name cut the bullshit.

She knows nothing about the struggles of the middle class. She is from Greenwich and a Harvard elitist. Look at her voting record. Mayor Martin went to MIT. That should say it all. Bobby is from the Waterside neighborhood of Stamford- a true blue collar middle class area. Bobby earned his success. Stamford does not need another wealthy progressive liberal raising our taxes who has no idea what it’s like to live on a budget.

This Score Card Is Very Accurate!!! 🙂

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Anyone else feel like we're living out 'Atlas Shrugged'?
medium.com/@hazelbury/covid-19-is-something-atlas-cant-shrug-off-22960949e289
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Anyone else feel like were living out Atlas Shrugged?
https://medium.com/@hazelbury/covid-19-is-something-atlas-cant-shrug-off-22960949e289

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We definitely are at that point; Ayn Rand is turning in her grave. We’ve also reached this:

Jeffrey Hersh, a lawyer with an office in Greenwich, asserted in a letter to the Stamford City Clerk that Connecticut’s election laws preclude Democratic nominee Caroline Simmons from appearing on the Independent Party line. Hersh cited Connecticut statutes that preclude a candidate nominated by a major or minor party from petitioning onto another place on the ballot. Hersh represents Stamford resident Al Fiore who has been a member of the Stamford Independent Party since 1998.

Because the Independent Party did not nominate a candidate for mayor of Stamford at the last election–in 2017–it is neither a major nor a minor party in Stamford in this year’s mayoral contest. In order for the Independent Party to nominate a candidate this year, Simmons would have had to CIRCULATE PETITIONS. Simmons is the Democratic candidate after winning a thumping primary victory this month, so she cannot petition onto any other ballot position.

Hersh’s arguments provide a reminder that Connecticut’s ballot access laws are an intended impediment to voters having more choices than what party establishments allow. Simmons might have raised this festering issue as a state legislator but it would have caused her to be alienated from legislative leaders.
www.dailyructions.com/lawyer-challenges-simmonss-spot-on-independent-party-line-for-stamford-mayor/
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Jeffrey Hersh, a lawyer with an office in Greenwich, asserted in a letter to the Stamford City Clerk that Connecticut’s election laws preclude Democratic nominee Caroline Simmons from appearing on the Independent Party line. Hersh cited Connecticut statutes that preclude a candidate nominated by a major or minor party from petitioning onto another place on the ballot. Hersh represents Stamford resident Al Fiore who has been a member of the Stamford Independent Party since 1998.

Because the Independent Party did not nominate a candidate for mayor of Stamford at the last election–in 2017–it is neither a major nor a minor party in Stamford in this year’s mayoral contest. In order for the Independent Party to nominate a candidate this year, Simmons would have had to CIRCULATE PETITIONS. Simmons is the Democratic candidate after winning a thumping primary victory this month, so she cannot petition onto any other ballot position.

Hersh’s arguments provide a reminder that Connecticut’s ballot access laws are an intended impediment to voters having more choices than what party establishments allow. Simmons might have raised this festering issue as a state legislator but it would have caused her to be alienated from legislative leaders.
https://www.dailyructions.com/lawyer-challenges-simmonss-spot-on-independent-party-line-for-stamford-mayor/

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If you like the post please share.

Why would anyone in Stamford care about who a resident of Stratford thinks should be the next mayor?

As far a Caroline goes, let's give her credit for the shape Connecticut is in. I have lost track of all the categories Connecticut is near the bottom or top of. Generally, though we are first in the negative measurements like people leaving the state and last in the good like fiscal recovery.

Stay Tune. And see what I got to say soon .

This is huge. Thank you for sharing. I am very concerned

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