Blake, an attorney, has been on the Board of Aldermen for eight years, and served as Chairman for several years. He has experience in running the city as Acting Mayor, and he presided over the Board during the only time in city history that there was a tax reduction!
Democratic chairman Rich Smith speaking before a packed house. We had a bit of trouble with the microphone for the PA system, but luckily I was able to rig an emergency backup mic and the convention ran smoothly. (I guess that means I'm on the A/V committee now.) Video of the event will be online in the near future.
Additionally, Suzanne Manning was unanimously nominated for City Clerk. Suzanne has also served on the Board of Aldermen, and has the knowledge and experience to lead the office into the modern age. Venerable former City Clerk Alan Jepson nominated Suzanne.
Tomorrow (Friday, July 22nd) there is a very special fundraising event:
Please join Ben Blake and special guest Governor Dannel P. Malloy for:
An Evening on the Beach with Clams, Cocktails, and Conversation
a fundraiser for Ben Blake for Mayor
July 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm.
Tickets for the event are available, please call NOW 203-430-4579 or email email@example.com for reservations and details.
Come on out and meet the governor, and help Ben Blake become the Mayor that our city truly deserves.
Suggested donation: $250, $100 for young professionals and students,
maximum donation $1000.
Please visit BlakeForMilford.com for more info.