Team Russell has thrown its hat in the ring to save the people of Norwich from its own City Manager, Mayor and Council. Having seen his property taxes double in the last five years, enough was enough – Bill was running for mayor.
He will be joined on the ticket with Libertarian candidates for City Council Cyndia Shook, Michael Holman, Ashley Pryski, Kyle Degray, and Chandler Alfred. This is the first time the Libertarian Party of Norwich will be actively running and fully ballot qualified for a majority of city council seats in Connecticut.
According to Russell, the goal is to “turn Norwich right side up”. Norwich was selected by the Libertarian Party due to a large volume of complaints from citizens and an unusual set of circumstances that would make it an excellent test case to show what Libertarians will do in office. For example:
- Tax foreclosures and taxes continue to reach record levels
-The city purchased an ambulance to promote tourism
-Norwich, a small city of approximately 60,000 people, spent $350,000 on an armored police vehicle
-Norwich currently operates a golf course and an ice rink it cannot afford.
-Norwich’s City Charter effectively renders the City Manager in charge – the City Council and Mayor effectively have no responsibility or accountability absent a charter revision, one that Team Russell will implement from day one.
You can learn more at http://teamrussell4norwich.com/