UPDATED: Miron pondering run for stat...

UPDATED: Miron pondering run for state senate

There are 142 comments on the www.acorn-online.com story from May 21, 2010, titled UPDATED: Miron pondering run for state senate. In it, www.acorn-online.com reports that:

Former Mayor James R. Miron is considering running for State Senate in the 21st District.Former Mayor James R. Miron is considering running for State Senate in the 21st District. “I’ve been approached by people who think I ought to,” Stratford former mayor said. Democrats are scheduled to choose a candidate during a convention Monday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at Baldwin Center

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Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#121 Oct 7, 2010
Lady GaGa wrote:
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I just contributed to Miron's campaign on his website. I charged one penny to my credit card for him. After the credit card company takes thier cut I wonder how much he will actually get? He will get this contribution in only three days because I used my credit card.
Good luck with the money Jimbo. Spend it wisely.
Love your way of thinking Lady Ga Ga! LMAO
Lady GaGa

Shelton, CT

#122 Oct 7, 2010
THE GENUINEPHYLLIS wrote:
<quoted text>Love your way of thinking Lady Ga Ga! LMAO
If Miron wins this election I will have a threesome with Barry Manilow and Clay Aiken!
JAKE

Elmhurst, IL

#123 Oct 7, 2010
Be ThereTues and Wed wrote:
Jim Miron for Senate Good news pizza fans! Entertainment at both pizza parties this coming Tuesday and Wednesday by Celebration Entertainment Disc Jockey's.$5 all you can eat pizza AND entertainment. What a value!!!
Word to the wise pizza man, make sure you get paid before you hand Mr.Miron the pizzas.
Go Get Jim

Brooklyn, NY

#124 Oct 12, 2010
Bumper stickers may demonstrate one’s “individuality”, but the freedoms that you and the other brave men and women who have served in our armed forces risked your/their life to protect is far more than that. You and they served to protect our right to engage in free thought and free expression of that thought, and it is an insult to you and all others who have served that our politics has devolved into soundbites and slogans.

Jim, Keep telling the truth, no matter how simple or complicated it may be. Some may call it naive, but I think the truth, and those who speak it, ultimately prevail
GOP SUXS

Brooklyn, NY

#125 Oct 12, 2010
It is easy for someone to say that they are going to be different. Few out there have a record showing that they actually are different. Jim has that record.

As the first Mayor of Stratford, Jim did not have an easy task in front of him. But he stood up to special interests and politicians to eliminate business as usual and accomplish what was best for the taxpayers and the larger community. It was not always easy or smooth, but he got stuff done. The Town never looked better or ran better than when he was Mayor.
one problem

United States

#126 Oct 12, 2010
The one big problem is how he screwed the taxpayers by firing his own staff so they could get 6 months severance. Especially the 2 people who only had the job for 6 months. It should have been the decision of the new administration of who to retain and who to replace. It should have never been a going away present that miron made it. That is why I will never vote for him or his antics again. He should be ashamed of giving away those sweetheart deals on the day he left.
Jim is a beater

United States

#127 Oct 13, 2010
And an AssClown. Who in their right mind would vote this clown in for ANY office? He has done enough harm, robbed enough people. Beside this race is a set up & a farce.
Jim is a beater

United States

#128 Oct 13, 2010
GOP SUXS wrote:
It is easy for someone to say that they are going to be different. Few out there have a record showing that they actually are different. Jim has that record.
As the first Mayor of Stratford, Jim did not have an easy task in front of him. But he stood up to special interests and politicians to eliminate business as usual and accomplish what was best for the taxpayers and the larger community. It was not always easy or smooth, but he got stuff done. The Town never looked better or ran better than when he was Mayor.
Surely you jest? What a boatload of crap!
TIME2Cleanhouse

United States

#129 Oct 17, 2010
Lady GaGa wrote:
<quoted text>
If Miron wins this election I will have a threesome with Barry Manilow and Clay Aiken!
You wouldn`t have to go that far. When Jim and Kent both lose you can always have a threesome with them.A consoling gesture or sorts. Perhaps they`re more likely receptive to that scene.
Miron for Senate

Brooklyn, NY

#130 Oct 26, 2010
Times are tough.

Unemployment is at a record high. State government is spending and borrowing too much, leading to higher taxes. Health care costs for state employees are out of control. The property tax and education funding system are antiquated and no longer serve our people, and our children, well.

No wonder so many people are pessimistic.

This election season people are running for office claiming to be “outsiders” when they are the ultimate insiders. Voters hear the same old tired promises and know, deep down, they are being sold a bill of goods.

The circumstances we face in Connecticut today are not unlike those that I faced when I took the oath of office in 2005 as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford.

Literally decades of no accountability in Town Hall and mismanagement by the legislative body led to the plundering of the Town’s Rainy Day Fund, employee contracts that made no sense to the taxpayers and a negative outlook on the bond rating that was about to cost the taxpayers dearly.

I worked hard to fix those, and many other problems by rolling up my sleeves and tackling these problems. In the process, I made enemies out of Town employees and labor unions for daring to watch out for the taxpayer, and I paid dearly for it with a concerted smear campaign in the press and, as we know, at the election booth. But fixing these problems, and not focusing on political popularity, was something that needed to be done.

Yes, I made mistakes and was not always right, but I have learned from those experiences. I always acted from my heart and did what was right for the taxpayers of my Town. I have always been straight talking and forthright (some say too much!)

This November, we must elect a State Senator that is willing to roll up his sleeves and tackle the challenges this state faces head on. Someone that will stand up to the special interests and even his own party if that is what is needed to get the job done.

From my days of serving our country in the United States Army, to my advocacy as an attorney for the average person, to my service as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford, I have always fought for what is right.

And that is what I will do as your State Senator.

We may not always agree, but you will always have an advocate in Hartford that will listen to you, represent you, work to find common ground and that will tell you where he stands on an issue. I will work tirelessly to start turning the ship of state around.

If you would like to learn more about where I stand on the issues, please visit JimMironforSenate.com .

Together, we can change Hartford and reform our government so that it works for, and not against, us.

Sincerely,

Jim Miron

Candidate, 21st State Senate District

Since: Jul 08

United States

#131 Oct 26, 2010
Miron for Senate wrote:
Times are tough.
Unemployment is at a record high. State government is spending and borrowing too much, leading to higher taxes. Health care costs for state employees are out of control. The property tax and education funding system are antiquated and no longer serve our people, and our children, well.
No wonder so many people are pessimistic.
This election season people are running for office claiming to be “outsiders” when they are the ultimate insiders. Voters hear the same old tired promises and know, deep down, they are being sold a bill of goods.
The circumstances we face in Connecticut today are not unlike those that I faced when I took the oath of office in 2005 as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford.
Literally decades of no accountability in Town Hall and mismanagement by the legislative body led to the plundering of the Town’s Rainy Day Fund, employee contracts that made no sense to the taxpayers and a negative outlook on the bond rating that was about to cost the taxpayers dearly.
I worked hard to fix those, and many other problems by rolling up my sleeves and tackling these problems. In the process, I made enemies out of Town employees and labor unions for daring to watch out for the taxpayer, and I paid dearly for it with a concerted smear campaign in the press and, as we know, at the election booth. But fixing these problems, and not focusing on political popularity, was something that needed to be done.
Yes, I made mistakes and was not always right, but I have learned from those experiences. I always acted from my heart and did what was right for the taxpayers of my Town. I have always been straight talking and forthright (some say too much!)
This November, we must elect a State Senator that is willing to roll up his sleeves and tackle the challenges this state faces head on. Someone that will stand up to the special interests and even his own party if that is what is needed to get the job done.
From my days of serving our country in the United States Army, to my advocacy as an attorney for the average person, to my service as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford, I have always fought for what is right.
And that is what I will do as your State Senator.
We may not always agree, but you will always have an advocate in Hartford that will listen to you, represent you, work to find common ground and that will tell you where he stands on an issue. I will work tirelessly to start turning the ship of state around.
If you would like to learn more about where I stand on the issues, please visit JimMironforSenate.com .
Together, we can change Hartford and reform our government so that it works for, and not against, us.
Sincerely,
Jim Miron
Candidate, 21st State Senate District
Waaah, waah, waaah! You have always been a crybaby haven't you, Jimmy?
Lady GaGa

Shelton, CT

#132 Oct 27, 2010
Miron for Senate wrote:
Times are tough.
Unemployment is at a record high. State government is spending and borrowing too much, leading to higher taxes. Health care costs for state employees are out of control. The property tax and education funding system are antiquated and no longer serve our people, and our children, well.
No wonder so many people are pessimistic.
This election season people are running for office claiming to be “outsiders” when they are the ultimate insiders. Voters hear the same old tired promises and know, deep down, they are being sold a bill of goods.
The circumstances we face in Connecticut today are not unlike those that I faced when I took the oath of office in 2005 as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford.
Literally decades of no accountability in Town Hall and mismanagement by the legislative body led to the plundering of the Town’s Rainy Day Fund, employee contracts that made no sense to the taxpayers and a negative outlook on the bond rating that was about to cost the taxpayers dearly.
I worked hard to fix those, and many other problems by rolling up my sleeves and tackling these problems. In the process, I made enemies out of Town employees and labor unions for daring to watch out for the taxpayer, and I paid dearly for it with a concerted smear campaign in the press and, as we know, at the election booth. But fixing these problems, and not focusing on political popularity, was something that needed to be done.
Yes, I made mistakes and was not always right, but I have learned from those experiences. I always acted from my heart and did what was right for the taxpayers of my Town. I have always been straight talking and forthright (some say too much!)
This November, we must elect a State Senator that is willing to roll up his sleeves and tackle the challenges this state faces head on. Someone that will stand up to the special interests and even his own party if that is what is needed to get the job done.
From my days of serving our country in the United States Army, to my advocacy as an attorney for the average person, to my service as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford, I have always fought for what is right.
And that is what I will do as your State Senator.
We may not always agree, but you will always have an advocate in Hartford that will listen to you, represent you, work to find common ground and that will tell you where he stands on an issue. I will work tirelessly to start turning the ship of state around.
If you would like to learn more about where I stand on the issues, please visit JimMironforSenate.com .
Together, we can change Hartford and reform our government so that it works for, and not against, us.
Sincerely,
Jim Miron
Candidate, 21st State Senate District
Where is the $250K you stole from the Stratford taxpayers?
mirontroops

Jackson, NJ

#133 Oct 27, 2010
GO JIM GO !!!!!!!

the ball is rolling now, and I believe this was all planned perfectly. Jim has laid low in the campaign ( as far as the media goes) but he has been pounding the pavement!

What more can you ask for? Yes, Jim has admitted making mistakes...... but he is a proven leader who cares deeply about his Town and constituents. Jim Miron is the BETTER choice here clearly. What Jim did with the employees when they were leaving? He helped out LOYAL friends and great workers! thats what he did! and there was nothing wrong with what he did, OBVIOUSLY....... or harkins would have taken action....... no?

Since: Jul 08

United States

#134 Oct 27, 2010
mirontroops wrote:
GO JIM GO !!!!!!!
the ball is rolling now, and I believe this was all planned perfectly. Jim has laid low in the campaign ( as far as the media goes) but he has been pounding the pavement!
What more can you ask for? Yes, Jim has admitted making mistakes...... but he is a proven leader who cares deeply about his Town and constituents. Jim Miron is the BETTER choice here clearly. What Jim did with the employees when they were leaving? He helped out LOYAL friends and great workers! thats what he did! and there was nothing wrong with what he did, OBVIOUSLY....... or harkins would have taken action....... no?
Umm...Harkins did take action. Remember?

Miron and top administrators depart with $240,000 in payouts, leave without warning
Ex-mayor and 5 others collect $240,000 in all, fail to aid transition
By Richard Weizel
STAFF WRITER
Updated: 12/17/2009 09:46:24 PM EST

STRATFORD — Former Democratic Mayor James R. Miron and five of his top administrators and staff assistants departed with a total of $240,000 in sick and vacation cash-out benefits — including two aides employed for only six months who received $20,000 each, the new mayor, John Harkins, and his administration discovered during its first two days in Town Hall.

Also, all five — including former Chief Administrative Officer Suzanne McCauley, Human Resources Director Edmund Winterbottom, Finance Director John Norko and the two mayoral aides unexpectedly did not show up for work Tuesday, which was the first day under the new Harkins administration.

That leaves the new Republican mayor without three of his top administrators just as the town is getting ready to begin the new budget process for fiscal 2010-11.

After McCauley, Winterbottom and the two aides did not notify Harkins, his staff, or anyone at Town Hall that they had left their positions, and were promptly terminated, Harkins said.

Only Norko, who submitted a resignation letter last month, had notified the town he would be leaving, but even he did not specify an exact date, according to the mayor’s chief of staff, Adam R. Bauer.

Miron signed off on the cash payouts before working his final day in Town Hall last Friday, according to Bauer.

Bauer said it appears Miron, McCauley and Winterbottom received about $40,000 each, and Norko cashed out at nearly $50,000. He said an estimated $30,000 also appears to have been paid out, although it is not clear at the present time who received the payments and how much they were for.

Comment there, Jimmy?
Jezebel Suxs

Brooklyn, NY

#135 Oct 27, 2010
Jezebel282 wrote:
<quoted text>
Umm...Harkins did take action. Remember?
Miron and top administrators depart with $240,000 in payouts, leave without warning
Ex-mayor and 5 others collect $240,000 in all, fail to aid transition
By Richard Weizel
STAFF WRITER
Updated: 12/17/2009 09:46:24 PM EST
STRATFORD — Former Democratic Mayor James R. Miron and five of his top administrators and staff assistants departed with a total of $240,000 in sick and vacation cash-out benefits — including two aides employed for only six months who received $20,000 each, the new mayor, John Harkins, and his administration discovered during its first two days in Town Hall.
Also, all five — including former Chief Administrative Officer Suzanne McCauley, Human Resources Director Edmund Winterbottom, Finance Director John Norko and the two mayoral aides unexpectedly did not show up for work Tuesday, which was the first day under the new Harkins administration.
That leaves the new Republican mayor without three of his top administrators just as the town is getting ready to begin the new budget process for fiscal 2010-11.
After McCauley, Winterbottom and the two aides did not notify Harkins, his staff, or anyone at Town Hall that they had left their positions, and were promptly terminated, Harkins said.
Only Norko, who submitted a resignation letter last month, had notified the town he would be leaving, but even he did not specify an exact date, according to the mayor’s chief of staff, Adam R. Bauer.
Miron signed off on the cash payouts before working his final day in Town Hall last Friday, according to Bauer.
Bauer said it appears Miron, McCauley and Winterbottom received about $40,000 each, and Norko cashed out at nearly $50,000. He said an estimated $30,000 also appears to have been paid out, although it is not clear at the present time who received the payments and how much they were for.
Comment there, Jimmy?
These people were entitled to the cashouts , just look at any other town employee who leaves and they cashout their time. Nothing was hidden here. Unlike Kelly hiding behind the I'm not a politician, Give me a break.
mirontroops

Jackson, NJ

#136 Oct 27, 2010
took action?

what was the end resut of the action he took?

uuummmmmm nothing!

Since: Jul 08

United States

#137 Oct 27, 2010
Jezebel Suxs wrote:
<quoted text>
These people were entitled to the cashouts , just look at any other town employee who leaves and they cashout their time. Nothing was hidden here. Unlike Kelly hiding behind the I'm not a politician, Give me a break.
Not to mention the unemployment they got as well. Kinda sleazy if you ask me (or anyone else).

And who's name was on every check to Kelly that you're whining about?

James R. Miron's, that's who.
Waldo

Durham, CT

#138 Oct 27, 2010
Jezebel Suxs wrote:
<quoted text>
These people were entitled to the cashouts , just look at any other town employee who leaves and they cashout their time. Nothing was hidden here. Unlike Kelly hiding behind the I'm not a politician, Give me a break.
Jim let me enlighten you. I'm a former Town employee and my cashout was nothing like they received. And in the many years that I worked for the Town no one and I repeat no one walked out with six months pay after working for the Town for only six months! You know the saying, pants on fire or something like that.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#139 Oct 27, 2010
Miron for Senate wrote:
Times are tough.
Unemployment is at a record high. State government is spending and borrowing too much, leading to higher taxes. Health care costs for state employees are out of control. The property tax and education funding system are antiquated and no longer serve our people, and our children, well.
No wonder so many people are pessimistic.
This election season people are running for office claiming to be “outsiders” when they are the ultimate insiders. Voters hear the same old tired promises and know, deep down, they are being sold a bill of goods.
The circumstances we face in Connecticut today are not unlike those that I faced when I took the oath of office in 2005 as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford.
Literally decades of no accountability in Town Hall and mismanagement by the legislative body led to the plundering of the Town’s Rainy Day Fund, employee contracts that made no sense to the taxpayers and a negative outlook on the bond rating that was about to cost the taxpayers dearly.
I worked hard to fix those, and many other problems by rolling up my sleeves and tackling these problems. In the process, I made enemies out of Town employees and labor unions for daring to watch out for the taxpayer, and I paid dearly for it with a concerted smear campaign in the press and, as we know, at the election booth. But fixing these problems, and not focusing on political popularity, was something that needed to be done.
Yes, I made mistakes and was not always right, but I have learned from those experiences. I always acted from my heart and did what was right for the taxpayers of my Town. I have always been straight talking and forthright (some say too much!)
This November, we must elect a State Senator that is willing to roll up his sleeves and tackle the challenges this state faces head on. Someone that will stand up to the special interests and even his own party if that is what is needed to get the job done.
From my days of serving our country in the United States Army, to my advocacy as an attorney for the average person, to my service as the first Mayor of the Town of Stratford, I have always fought for what is right.
And that is what I will do as your State Senator.
We may not always agree, but you will always have an advocate in Hartford that will listen to you, represent you, work to find common ground and that will tell you where he stands on an issue. I will work tirelessly to start turning the ship of state around.
If you would like to learn more about where I stand on the issues, please visit JimMironforSenate.com .
Together, we can change Hartford and reform our government so that it works for, and not against, us.
Sincerely,
Jim Miron
Candidate, 21st State Senate District
UN-F'ing amazing what chutzpah! Together we can change Hartford into a worse f'd up mess just adk the residents of Stratford about his way of "working for us not against us"

Thank you Jim for posting that informative JOKE...A ROTFLMAO is always a "good thing" on a dreary, rainy day..ever think of doin open Mike nite @ Brad Axelrod's Treehouse Comedy Club??..You are one hell of a hoot!! ARF ARF ARF
The Sam Brothers

United States

#140 Oct 27, 2010
Don't vote for that crooks. Instead, sent him to jail for life.

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