New Secretary Named
Immacula Cann has taken over the position of Secretary
for the Stratford Democratic Town Committee. In her three
years on the DTC, Immacula has been a hard working town
committee member and candidate. Now she is taking on an even
Ms. Cann was born in Haiti, raised in
Brooklyn, NY and with her family, has lived in
Stratford for over 20 years. She has four children, all of
whom graduated from the Stratford public school system, and
three grandchildren. Immacula is a Board Certified Psychiatric
and Mental Health Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in
Health Education who is currently pursuing a Doctorate of
She has more than 12 years of
teaching experience preparing adults for medical careers and
17 years of professional leadership experience in
training/staff development and facility management, working
with non-profit organizations, state-licensed social service
agencies, sub-acute health care medical facilities, regulatory
and accreditation agencies.
Immacula has been very
active in the community, serving on a number of committees.
She is a lifelong advocate for children and the development of
effective educational programs. As she said when running for
the Board of Education in 2011, "Serving the children of
Stratford is my motivation. Preparing the role models of
tomorrow is my goal."
Immacula takes over for Ariana
Rawls Fine, who stepped down after two years to spend time
with a new son, Alon, who was born in December.
TO THE STRATFORD
On behalf of the Stratford Democratic Town
Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our newly
revised website. Our party is committed to supporting
Democratic candidates and advocating Democratic ideals
in national, state and local elections. We stand for
inclusion, diversity, quality education, fiscal
responsibility, reducing gun violence and real
leadership in Stratford.
It is my hope that you
join us in fighting for those things that matter most,
the quality of life in our Town of Stratford. By
participating in the electoral process, you can make a
difference in our Town. As you may know, President Obama
and Senator Murphy carried Stratford by huge margins.
With your help, we can elect good Democrats to our local
offices and improve our Town.
The time is ripe.
Join us as we fight for meaningful change.
the best to you,
Richard J. Buturla
Democratic Town Chairman
2013 Democratic Candidates
Mayor: Joe Paul
Council 1st District: Mary Young.
Council 3rd District: Stephanie Philips.
Council 4th District: Jason Santi.
Council 5th District: Greg Cann.
Council 6th District: Phil Young.
Council 7th District: Robert Bradley.
Council 8th District: Anna Scala.
Council 10th District: Tina Manus.
Board of Education: Wali Kadeem, James Vigliotti,
Board of Education: Len Petrocelli, and Flo Langdon.
Planning District 3: Immacula Cann.
Planning District 4: Ariana Rawls Fine.
Zoning District 3: Irena Kandybowicz.
Zoning District 4: Adam Brill.
Zoning District 5: Ron Hojdich.
Zoning Appeals District 1: Jean Collier.
Zoning Appeals District 2: Emma Brooks.
Zoning Appeals District 3: Cathy Cann
Constables: Richard Brown, Edward Monroe,
Constables: Frank Bevacqua, and Richard Brown, Jr
Stratford Democratic Town Committee is proud to support the 2013
Democratic Candidates. As a political party the Democratic
Town Committee is committed to presenting to the voters in November a
slate of qualified candidates who want to serve the needs of all town
If you want to be a candidate
or simply want to know what's involved with and office,
please contact any one of the officers of the Democratic
Town Committee. Even if running for office isn't for
you, good candidates need help from all sorts of
hard-working people during a political campaign.
Get involved! Support the candidate of your
choice and be part of a winning Democratic team! It's
your town. Make your voice heard!
CANDIDATESCampaign tips for
Party State Chairperson Nancy DiNardo is busy these
days helping municipalities gear up for the November
elections. As part of that effort, Nancy laid out some
campaign tips for new candidates seeking public office
for the first time. Here are some campaign tips from
- Know why you are running before you run: You must
know what motivates your candidacy and why you are the
right candidate for the job. Why should someone vote
for you or donate money to your campaign?
- Know your numbers: Figure out how many votes it
will take to be victorious - your win number - and how
much money you will need to get there. Check with your
local Town/City Clerk for local results. Talk to your
DTC Chair and former candidates about previous budgets
and how much has been raised/spent in the past and how
much will likely be raised/spent this year.
- Make a campaign plan: Create a plan for the time
leading up to Election Day. Know what resources you
will you have or plan to have and how to get them
(fundraising). Budget how to use all resources to get
the largest return on investment possible. Every
dollar spend should be focused on achieving your win
- Organization is key: It is never too early to
build your organization. Begin recruiting supporters,
volunteers, and donors as soon as possible and fit
them into the structure laid out in your plan. Keep a
campaign calendar. As a candidate your already busy
life just got a lot busier. If you have kept calendar
before great! If you haven't, now is the time to
start. It may seem silly but to get everything done
that needs to be done you must make a calendar, stick
with it and adjust as needed (Even schedule “family
time” and “workout time” if it's not on the calendar
it won't happen).
- Be honest with yourself and hold yourself
accountable: As you create your campaign plan and
calendar you need to be honest with yourself and
others about what time you realistically can commit to
the campaign. If your campaign plan calls for you to
knock on doors eight hours a week and one week you
only knock for six hours you must budget 10 hours the