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We’re so used to the career politicians. Or even the mega-rich candidates who try to buy their way into public office. But once in a while, someone comes along who is a breath of fresh air. A common man, who just wants to better his community.
Take New Milford’s Billy Buckbee. He doesn’t have a Harvard Law degree, he isn’t a career politician, nor does he have millions to buy your vote. Heck, he doesn’t even wear a suit. As a a 4th generation New Milford native, he’s a common man who has ideas on how to make his town a better place to live. You may see him working at Harrybrook Park, or helping out with the New Milford Homeless Shelter, and around the holidays, he’s the closest thing to Santa you’ll ever see, and the beard is real!
Now, Billy is seeking your vote in November as he sets his sights on Connecticut State Rep. for the 67th District in New Milford.
So, in these days of Washington establishment politicians, it’s nice to see a candidate who, like most of us, is down to earth and real.
This is not an endorsement, rather a refreshing look at a common candidate, and a common man. And if you so desire in November, “Let Buckbee Do It”.
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by Alexander Soule | ctpost.com | June 7, 2015
A decade back, attorneys from the town of Fairfield and General Electric met in court to determine the value of the company, at least as measured by the worth of its headquarters property at 3135 Easton Turnpike. A judge ruled that the town erred in calculating its formula for arriving at its figure.
With GE CEO Jeff Immelt announcing last week a search for a potential new headquarters outside of Connecticut, representatives from Fairfield to Hartford are now working out their own calculus on the value Connecticut reaps from the behemoth's presence.
Employment, tax contributions, philanthropy, real estate, reputation -- all are slotted key points on the slide rule of economic development, in differing order depending on a particular vantage point.
"The mere presence of a corporate entity with the stature, world markets penetration, success story and history such as GE says a great deal about the place in which such an entity is located," said Paul Timpanelli, CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. "To have such a company even consider leaving Connecticut, because Connecticut is no longer a place that encourages and supports business, is a very bad sign for the future economic growth of our state."
Over the decades, GE has successfully kept its toehold near the top of the Fortune 500 -- this past week it was ranked eighth on the 2015 installment of the list -- in part through its willingness to drop lesser-performing business units and put that cash into faster-growth areas.