Name: Cynthia A. Nargi
Age: Old enough to know better!!
Years of residence in Branford: 33
Party affiliation: Republican
Position running for: RTM member, 4th Ward
Branford Patch: When you’re not sitting in committee and full meetings, what are you doing? i.e. work and fun?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I have been a residential realtor in greater New Haven and the shoreline for 12 years. I have two children; a son, 25, and a daughter, 20. I have actively played tennis in the area for 25+ years and hope to do so for as long as the legs hold out!
Branford Patch: How many years have you been a sitting member of Branford politics?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I am new to the local political scene.
Branford Patch: How long have you been actively engaged in politics in general?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I have been an active listener, thinker and talker regarding local, state and national politics for at least 15+ years.
Branford Patch: What and when was your first foray into politics?
Cynthia A. Nargi: This is my first foray into local elections although I have long contemplated becoming involved.
Branford Patch: What’s your 10-second elevator pitch for getting elected?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I see my role as an active, involved citizen who truly wants to maintain and improved our shoreline town for the betterment of the taxpayers both residential and commercial.
Branford Patch: What’s one thing right about Branford politics?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I have met a group of like-minded citizen representatives who truly want to be mindful and accountable to the residents of our community.
Branford Patch: What’s one thing you’d like to see changed?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I would like to see a better balance between residential and commercial residents to allieviate the majority of the tax burden from the homeowner and to improve job opportunities for the townspeople.
Branford Patch: Regardless of your party affiliation, can you name one good thing about the current First Selectman Anthony “Unk” DaRos and one good thing about his challenger, Joy McConnell?
Cynthia A. Nargi: Unk seems to be a very likeable fellow. Joy sincerely wants to bring accountability and transparency to town hall.
Branford Patch: What has been the most exciting national election you have every voted in? Local?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I think the last presidential election was the most exciting on a variety of levels. The last U.S. Senate race between Blumenthal and Linda McMahon was indeed interesting as well as the Gubernatorial race.
Branford Patch: What’s one piece of advice you would give apathetic voters about the importance of casting his or her ballot?
Cynthia A. Nargi: Each and every concerned citizen's voice is welcome and should be heard. There are still people who possess the morals, character and values necessary to represent the community and most importantly if you have complaints you MUST voice them at the ballot box.
Branford Patch: What’s the one thing that you like best about Branford?
Cynthia A. Nargi: It's people, I have been blessed living here and raising my children. I have met some wonderful people who have become life-long friends.
Branford Patch: Why did you decide to run in this election?
Cynthia A. Nargi: I am deeply concerned about the direction of this country and the only way to address the issues are at a grass-root level. Everything that happens in Washington does indeed trickle down to each and every community in the country. Branford being no different than Washington in the way its representatives use or misuse the hard-earned taxpayer dollars, address and respect differences of opinion or conduct themselves at town hall or RTM meetings.
Meet Fourth District candidates Maryann P. Amore-D and Michael A. Leone-D tomorrow. You can meet RTM Fourth District candidate who was already interviewed last week as she is running for Town Clerk in addition to Fourth District RTM. Fourth District candidates Robert M. Imperato-R, James A. Amarante-R did not fill out Q&A surveys.
Did you miss the stories on the candidates for selectman’s office? Check out the profiles below:Candidacy Republican Democrat First Selectman (challenger) Selectman