There is a bull in the china shop of Jim Crawford’s 33rd District State Senate campaign—his automatic and uninformed vote for the Haddam Land Swap.
As a first year representative from Senator Daily’s hometown, it would have taken incredible courage for Mr. Crawford to oppose her, she being the main force behind the proposal.
His uninformed vote is very troubling. He said in public that information about the swap was difficult to find. He didn’t know there was an $800K difference between the purchase prices of the two parcels. (State assessors now place the value difference at $1.3 million.) He didn’t know the river land had been purchased with state conservation funds as open space for all Connecticut residents. He didn’t look at the “Stop the Swap” website, which contained all the information he couldn’t find.
A Crawford mailer implies that successful teachers will be successful, visionary state leaders. His vote for the Land Swap did not meet that standard.
Brad Parker, East Haddam