Even the most ardent Democrat can agree it is not good to have no representation from any other party other than the Democrats. Imagine no voice other than the voice of Democrats proposing every law, every tax, every regulation and every mandate without any opposition whatsoever.
Detroit is now a former shell of its former glory and is a good example of single party politics. New Haven is another example with an exceedingly high murder rate per capita. Both cities are dominated by a single ideology with no active opposition.
When a political party begins to feel they are accountable to no one simply because the voter registration provides all the power they need, bad things happen. People join the party not because it’s the best overall plan for the city, state or the country, but because they need only convince a party boss of their loyalty and they can be assured of a job, position or appointment.
Consider Matt Corcoran, candidate for Probate Judge in the upcoming local election. Matt has decided to run on the Republican ticket where voter registration is 4 to 1 Democrat to Republican. Why would he even try? The reason is that he is guided by an overarching principal of decency, respect and professional acumen to the people he is committed to serve irrespective of the odds he faces.
Matt graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He conducted trials and defended depositions. He independently handled civil litigation matters with an emphasis on plaintiff’s work in personal injury, estate litigation and commercial litigation. He also has extensive legal research and drafting work overseeing plaintiff’s personal injury actions, commercial litigation, zoning appeals, employment matters, real estate matters and probate matters.
In short, Matt meets/exceeds the qualification of Probate Judge. Moreover, he is kind, considerate and compassionately understanding during the most difficult times facing families when dealing with the death of a loved one.
It is for the reasons stated above that I respectively ask the voters of Hamden to consider Matt as the next Probate Judge. Thank you for taking the time to read this.