Wallingford 2021 election: Alexa Tomassi candidate for city council

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WALLINGFORD, CT – The 2021 municipal election is heating up in Wallingford with many races on the ballot.

Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2, and vote for the post of mayor, as well as seats on the city council and the board of education.

Wallingford Patch has asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will post candidate profiles as Election Day approaches.

Alexa tomassi, 30, is running for Wallingford City Council as a Democrat.

Occupation: Associate Communications Officer, Yale School of Medicine

To live: District 8 Co-Leader and Democratic Town of Wallingford Committee

Family in government: No.

The biggest problem in town is ______, and I plan to do this about it:

The most pressing problem our city faces is our outdated and broken infrastructure. Our plan is to maximize state and federal funding for much-needed infrastructure improvements, for things like our aging schools, aging sewers and water plants, our roads and sidewalks, and our enclosed community pool. .

Critical differences between me and my opponents:

I am running for city council because I believe in the fundamental responsibility of a government to improve the lives of its people. Right now, Wallingford is not operating at its optimal level to do this for this community. Coming out of this pandemic, in addition to the daily struggles of “normal” life, there is so much more we can do to provide people with a better quality of life. I am also from the Millennial generation and can offer a new perspective on the issues affecting our city. We are the ones who are ready to make change and help people in a real way, and in a way that they will notice in their everyday lives. I think we have a responsibility to do it for our neighbors.

Achievements:

I have worked in the non-profit world for 5 years and have often handled crisis communication among a number of other projects and priorities. I have a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies and have gained experience and training in how cities and towns work and how we can improve them. I have also been a DTC member since 2018 and have been District 8 co-leader since 2020.

Other issues:

Our list and campaign platform includes items such as pursuing competitive strategies for economic growth and Big List growth, exploring sustainable energy options, improving spending oversight by the municipal council, ensuring transparent government with access for all through technological upgrades, prioritizing education funding, discharging residential taxpayers and expanding tax breaks for seniors, maximizing state and federal funding to improve infrastructure and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

What would you want voters to know about you?

This is my hometown, where me, my brother and our friends all grew up and went to school. This is where I grew up and became who I am. I know this community is a wonderful place to live, but it can be better. We don’t want to change it so much as we want to improve it. This is the impact I hope to have. For as many things as we would say wrong with it, or can be fixed, that’s just it. It’s because this place can be even better than I already think. I love him and just want him to be the best for the next generation of people who will learn and grow here like I did.


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