Letter to the Editor: In Support of John Samperi

It is difficult to imagine a clearer choice for the voters of the 35thrd State Assembly District than John Samperi.


Letter to the Editor:

Mr. Samperi is a genuine, down to earth candidate who understands the struggles of his constituents and will tell you the unvarnished truth.  Isnít it time we were given some of that instead of the usual political platitutes, self-absorbed puffery and phony pandering that passes for the truth? 

And when it comes time to do something for the district, wouldnít it be nice to have as our representative someone who knows how to work hard and diligently for something he believes in?  John Samperi is a small business owner who depends on his own efforts, reputation and hard work to put food on the table for his family. Yet, despite the demands and obligations of his own business and family, he still manages to find the time for his community.  John does not mind ruffling feathers, even within his own party, if it means getting results for those like himself, who struggle to pay their bills and stay within their budgets.  He is no-oneís "yes" man. 

He knows of the financial struggles confronting the towns of the 35th District.  He is a voice of reason and has outlined a simple plan to control State spending and its ever increasing corollary, taxation.  We are very fortunate to have this life-experienced candidate.  He is a husband, a father, a grandfather, a small business owner, a relentless hard worker. That is the kind of experience I like to see representing me in Hartford at this critical juncture.

I urge the voters of the towns of Westbrook, Clinton and Killingworth to vote for John Samperi, on November 6th. 

Anselmo M. Delia, Clinton

Barry October 27, 2012 at 01:56 AM
You might want to read this. I researched the sources - all of them, and as much as Samperi's buddies want to shoot the messenger, the message stands. I'll let you figure that out for yourselves. Go to - http://clinton.patch.com/articles/cutler
Ex Republican October 27, 2012 at 05:28 PM
From The Patch 10/17/12 by David Cutler: Voters in the 35th District need a state representative who represents the values of our community. Such is not the case with candidate John Samperi, who previously lived in West Haven and now wants to represent Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook, which make up the 35th. In 2001, Mr. Samperi, who is white, was accused of making racist comments over the hiring of a black fire chief in West Haven. Although Mr. Samperi denied the accusations, the Allingtown Board of Fire Commissioners decided later to impeach and remove him from the board. Later in 2009, Mr. Samperi was accused again of making insensitive remarks. Tax Collector Michele Nuhn of Killingworth filed a complaint, alleging that he made sexist comments, and the Killingworth Board of Selectmen unanimously responded by issuing a warning that it would take whatever legal action was necessary to ensure a workplace free of hostility. Mr. Samperi denied the accusations, but Nuhn said in a letter to the board that he made several crude and sexist comments to her and about her in the presence of tax clerk Jeanette Clegg during a visit to Town Hall the previous day. Clearly, racism and harassment have no place in our community and voters should have zero tolerance when casting their ballots on November 6th.
Jay Heavens November 05, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Samperi's Sexual Harrassment - From the NH Register: KILLINGWORTH — Responding to Tax Collector Michele Nuhn’s complaint about allegedly sexist remarks made by Republican primary candidate John Samperi, selectmen say they will use whatever legal action is necessary to maintain a Town Hall workplace that is safe and free of hostility. Read the rest here - http://nhregister.com/articles/2009/08/27/news/shoreline/b3-_kisamperiharassment.txt
Dave Adametz November 05, 2012 at 09:17 PM
It is an ugly reality of elections that whenever a political candidate can't refute their opponent's superior qualifications, such candidates will resort to throwing out whatever negative publicity against their opponents they can find, regardless of how ridiculously thin it is. Desperate people will always resort to desperate measures. The fact is, John Samperi has a proven history of getting things done, and he has a proven history of bringing common sense leadership to government. Anyone who has spoken with Mr. Samperi as he travelled throughout the 35th state district to discuss his platform of common sense solutions will have seen that with their own eyes and will know these accusations are childish, while on the other hand, anyone hearing Mr. Samperi soundly winning the public debate at the Morgan school against his opponent will have heard with their own ears how Mr. Samperi's common sense leadership is what we desperately need in Hartford. Believe me, we don't need to go through twelve year old newspaper clippings to know which one is the superior candidate. Let's face it, this election isn't about who has the least amount of silly accusations leveled against them. This election is about sending the right person to Hartford to correct the terrible financial issues being created by a spendthrift state leadership, and by all accounts, John Samperi is that man. Please cast an informed vote for John Samperi on Nov. 6th. It's only common sense.
MikeRofKW November 06, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Yeah. Stand by your man, Dave, no matter how much he misbehaves. BTW - He has done NOTHING to show any leadership. The one time he was in a leadership position in West Haven, he was impeached! Since then, he's done zippo. Funny you think racism and sexism are silly. Good thing you're not running for anything except his cheerleader!
MikeRofKW November 06, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Oh, and who took down all the Vicino signs in Killingworth? I noticed 3 missing that were up 2 days ago! Did Vicino figure the election was over and it was time to take down his signs? Doubt it. Not making an accusation, just an observation. The head of Lovers Lane and the triangle at Schnoor and Burr Hill are 2 of the locations I've noticed Vicino's signs disappearing, by the way. Who lives near there? Hmmm....
Dave Adametz November 06, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Before you continue with this bit, you need to know that this is borderline libel. I do not think racism or sexism are silly, so I would suggest that you either retract it or be responsible enough to stop using an alias to hide behind. Moderators, please take note. Desperate people will always resort to desperate measures, all right.
Dave Adametz November 06, 2012 at 04:34 AM
I'd suggest you ask the people who own the property Mr. Vicino puts his signs on. I know for a fact that at least one Vicino sign was on private property owned by a close friend of John Samperi and who doesn't support Mr. Vicino. Does Mr. Vicino just blindly place his signs wherever John Samperi puts up his own signs without bothering to ask permission from the property owners first? The state election committee would be interested to hear about that practice.
MikeRofKW November 06, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Not concerned about libel, Dave. Just commenting on articles published in established media (Did you see the links to the sources? Sue the NH Register, why don't you). Sorry if paints your buddy in an unfavorable light - but you can't simply declare "silly" (your word) what has been legitimately been brought forth and enacted upon by local governments (unfavorably for Samperi). You're intimidating no one with your panicky response. And all 3 signs were on the legal public setbacks. Interesting you are aware of them being removed. And YOU'RE threatening ME with legal action?
Dave Adametz November 06, 2012 at 05:46 AM
Yes, your going through old newpapers because of some fantasia that it will somehow discredit the common sense solutions Mr. Samperi wants to bring to Hartford IS silly, and you can quote me on that however you'd like. The very fact that you cannot state why any of Mr. Samperi's campaign platform is incorrect pretty much proves that better than I ever could. Plus, I've campaigned with Mr. Samperi throughout the 35th state district, and the one thing I keep hearing over and over is that people are just plain sick and tired of the negative campaign ads, so if you don't believe anything else I say, then at least believe this; I'm certainly not the only one who thinks this is silly. ...and what the heck do you mean "it's interesting I'm aware the signs were missing"? You just told me signs were missing off of Lover's Lane and Burr Hill Road. Were you lying? You really have no credibility.
MikeRofKW November 07, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Samperi can't hide from his past no matter where he runs to. AND, looks like between the two of us, Dave, I'm the one with the credibility. Look at this - pretty sweet!!!! http://thehaddams-killingworth.patch.com/articles/winner-of-the-35th


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