vicki tesoro, first selectman
I pledged to be a First Selectman who actively seeks out differing points of view, who leads by example, who treats everyone with respect, who puts the Citizens first and Party second. That is what I will do. Let’s work together to create a community that does not divide us into groups but unites us in a common purpose to make this community better for all its citizens.
Vicki’s Track Record
Inherited a budget that was out of balance by $2.8 million. The budget that was given to her by Trumbull Republicans relied on a $1 million tipping fee that would have been passed on to Trumbull residents, as well as raiding the General Fund for $1.8 million. Vicki Tesoro did not impose the tipping fee or raid the General Fund, and she did not increase taxes midyear. Instead, spending was cut.
Proposed a budget for 2018-19 which prioritizes spending while keeping the tax increase below 2%, one of the lowest increases in years.
The Tesoro budget provides a 3.1% increase to the Board of Education, ensuring that Trumbull Public Schools will continue to receive the funding necessary to provide a great educational opportunity to every single student.
Vicki Tesoro and Trumbull Democrats proposed and passed legislation requiring a public comment period before Town Council meetings.
Returned Trumbull Day to its traditional time period at the end of June.
Brought back the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Town Hall, with 300 children participating.
Eliminated the toxic political atmosphere that characterized the last 8 years. There is no more governing with a heavy hand. No more political insults and partisan bluster. The town comes first, before any partisan interests.