Probate Judge

Probate Judge to be determined in the November.


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.

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Thomas Alegi October 09, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Mr. Gambardella there have been times that our political views have differed, but this time I have to agree with you that when one political party proposes every law, every tax, every regulation and every mandate without any opposition whatsoever, this ultimate control does harm to the foundation of our political system here in Hamden. Let me explain briefly, the unintentional consequence of one political party having ultimate control over Hamden’s political landscape, for a long period. A good number of newly elected and nonelected officials of the controlling party lose their objectivity to improve the quality of life for all Hamden residents after a period, because these newly elected and nonelected town officials start seeing all issues facing Hamden residents from a very narrow and selective political ideology, put forward by their party leaders. This narrow and selective political ideology influence put forward by their party leaders harms the overall creative thought process. Creative thought from everyone no matter what political ideology they adhere too is necessary at this time to improve the quality of life for all Hamden residents. Many in Hamden would say electing candidate Matt Corcoran, for Probate Judge would help to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Ron Gambardella October 09, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Hi Tom, In today's Patch we see Governor Malloy received a failing grade. How can this be? He has a majority of Democrats in the Senate and a majority of Democrats in the house. Yet the grade is "F"., not "C" or "D", but "F".. The electorate continues along a path of self-destruction irrespective of the evidence that a course correction is not only necessary, but required. Matt is a highly qualified candidate for the job as Probate Judge. Perhaps the folks in Hamden will consider an alternative to the status quo and elect a candidate who isn't simply granted the position solely because he is a Democrat. Matt is willing, able and capable of serving his community with distinction.
Thomas Alegi October 10, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Mr. Gambardella, it takes a report, as the Cato Institute’s report to take the blinders off the eyes of Democrat, Republican and Independent voters, so they can judge for themselves that Governor Malloy’s $1.8 billion tax increases are stopping job growth here in Connecticut and causing the middle class of Connecticut undue financial hardships. Governor Malloy’s tax increases are bad enough for Hamden taxpayers, now include Mayor Scott Jackson’s administrations hidden tax increases, and it is not difficult to comprehend why Vice-president Joe Biden said last week, the middle class, has been buried, for the last four years. Is Vice-president Joe Biden’s reference to the middle class being buried a candid reference, to Democrat President Obama, Democrat Governor Malloy and Democrat Mayor Jackson, all have raised taxes on the middle class? One only has to read the Cato Institute’s report ‘Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2012.” Which, awarded Governor Malloy an “F” for has taxing and spending record to understand Governor Malloy is not moving Connecticut “FORWARD”, but “BACKWARDS” You are correct Mr. Gambardella when you wrote, “Matt Concoran is willing, able and capable of serving his community with distinction.” Matt Concoran would make an excellent Probate Judge.


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