July 30, 2011

Connecticut Mayor Announces may Explore US Senate Race But Not 3rd Term as Mayor Friday July 22, 2011

Mayor Jason McCoy on Friday said he will not seek a third term as the town's chief executive and will spend some time with his family and law practice. Then, he said, he will explore a run for the U.S. Senate.  McCoy's speech at a late-afternoon news conference was short - just 231 words - and to the point.  Here is the text of Mayor Jason McCoy's speech on Friday, when he announced he would not seek a third term as the town's chief executive.

“Good afternoon,
First let me thank the residents of Vernon for allowing me to serve as their Mayor for the last four years.
I have invited you here today to announce that I have decided to spend more time with my family, focus on my career as a lawyer, and to exploring a run for the United States Senate. Its now time I move on, I do not think I can manage the Town of Vernon, and at the same time - spending time with my family, focus on my practice and if I decide after exploring the run for the US Senate, then working towards the convention and then the election election in 2012.  Three maybe but not all four. 

In Vernon, over the last four years, we have lowered taxes, we have reduced the cost of government, we have reduced spending in real dollars, and we have changed the economic environment to promote job opportunity and economic growth while expanding the tax base.

Part of this success has been due to the election of fiscal conservatives to the Vernon Town Council and Vernon Board of Education.
Going forward, our Country needs clear direction:
• To fix the economy.

• Create job opportunities.

• Lower unemployment.

• Control spending.

• Reduce debt and borrowing.

• End over regulation of every aspect of American life that crushes American creativity, one of the symptoms of the failing economy.

And maybe someone who can say ‘no’. Ask any Mayor of First Selectman.

Finally, it is vitally import that we elect those who support our military, national security and national intelligence to protect American vested interests at home and abroad.

I want to thank the residents of Vernon for allowing me to serve as their Mayor.

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