Danbury Democrats nominate candidate for third ward council seat...who does not live in the third ward
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Time: 11:21 AM
The gross incompetence of the Democratic Town Committee's leadership strikes...AGAIN.
Last Monday, former mayor and disgraced town committee chairman Gene Eriquez continued his on-going con job on the public when he announced his "full slate" of qualified candidates for the upcoming municipal election. Unfortunately, like most of the Eriquez's statements during his term as party chair, his claim that his slate is "full" and qualified is a bit of a stretch.
Since there are SOOOOOO many questions regarding Eriquez's "full slate" of candidates, I'll take on the easiest example of the chairman's questionable judgment first and save the rest for future posts.
Pictured below to the left is Ellul location at 84 Great Plains Road (to the right) and the City of Danbury's street listing/ward locator map (to the left). The red line in the image to the right is the border between ward two (left) and ward three (right).
Ellul's house is located to the left of Great Plains Road...which is in ward two.
The fact that Ellul is not qualified to run for office in the third ward is not her fault but the fault of the party chairman Eriquez, vice chairman Ken Gucker, and members of the committee who were in charge of the vetting process.
A simple address verification procedure (which was common practice among DTC chairperson in prior election cycles) would had picked up the discrepancy in a matter of seconds...but again, this is the "new and improved" town committee whose leadership would have you believe that the sun is shining in the middle of the night.
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