Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Mike Telesca Joins Frank Advisory Board
Mike Telesca The CT Independent Party Chairman, known for fighting corruption in Waterbury and holding an impressive record for electing Independents to city hall, has joined the Frank campaign as a top political advisor and consultant.
Dr. John Mertens: A former Independent Party CT candidate for U.S. Senate had this to say about Mike Telesca.
"Mike Telesca: Waterbury Town Chairman of the Independent Party, and Independent Party CT candidate for Lieutenant Governor. One of the greatest guys I know. He has been fighting corruption in Waterbury politics for years. He first worked as a member of the Democratic Party, but finally gave up working within the system, and founded the Waterbury chapter of the Independent Party in 2003. His candidates subsequently won four seats on the city’s board of alderman."
Frank personally met with Mike Telesca in Waterbury, and also concurred with with Dr. Mertens, only adding that "Mike is a true patriot, he has dedicated countless hours, fought in numerous political and legal battles with the Secretary of States office, and has impressively gave life to the Independent Party here in Connecticut." Frank also added "Mike's efforts have not gone unnoticed because new candidates like myself are emerging all the time, and the Independent Party is the only party that has kept up with the needs and demands of local citizens who want more accountability of the Republicans and Democrats. Independents are answering the voters cry for an unbiased and nonpartisan approach to politics."
Frank has also said, that he is honored to have Mike on board, and is confident that his stellar record and experience will land him in the legislature as Connecticut's first Independent State Representative. Frank also added that there is a very loud call from the majority of voters, who are Independent, to have more nonpartisan leadership in Hartford. Frank said that "it is obvious how people feel, ask just about anyone and you will hear how they prefer Independent voices in government, while shunning partisan bickering." Frank promises to be the first to bring about an independent and objective approach to party leadership, marking a change from the way the establishment in Hartford is used to conducting business.