Name: Jacey Wyatt
Years of residence in Branford: 40
Party affiliation: Republican.
Position running for: Tax Collector and First District RTM Representative (If you vote at the Branford Community House, I will be on the ballot in those two areas. Tor town-wide I am listed only once under tax collector.)
Branford Patch: When you’re not sitting in committee and full meetings, what are you doing? i.e. work and fun?
Jacey Wyatt: This year Politics has become one of the funnest [SIC] additions I’ve added to my day-life. I am the president and CEO of jcwyatt and Wyatt Developments. For work, I am a super model for over 15 years, architect, interior decorator, landscape architect, Branford history buff/historian, a Branford photographer and tour guide of Branford. I do it all from real estate developments to taking care of my mom who had a stroke this year. I enjoy helping and assisting my mom, Lucille Pascarella, and returned back from the west coast and know I am the best daughter ever and feel good inside. I spent all the time and effort to make her healthier and simply just be there for her, and make sure she enjoys more of her life in Branford. I also have been working nightly as the hostess at my relatives’ restaurant . It has helped me decide to go into politics and meet great Branford people and gain their support and votes in November.
Branford Patch: How many years have you been a sitting member of Branford politics?
Jacey Wyatt: First year [if elected].
Branford Patch: How long have you been actively engaged in politics in general?
Jacey Wyatt: Six months or so.
Branford Patch: What’s your 10-second elevator pitch for getting elected?
Jacey Wyatt: I am not a typical politician. I am a well liked person; smart business woman; a successful chief executive officer who is real, loves the town of Branford, [and] its people. I based my life and businesses here. I get the job done, listen and love to meet and talk to the people in town and see how I can help them with anything they need. I look forward to gaining two years of experience in Branford politics this year and will announce more about my candidacy in the next year. I have been working for the last 10 years on a how I can lower taxes, create jobs in Branford, make Branford a destination for seniors that they can afford, make departments more cost effective, create public services that are not in Branford, and a controlled economic development plan and tourism and business boom plan that answers everything from border to border in Branford that the people of Branford want without touching anything about what makes Branford the finest shoreline town in Connecticut. It can be done… I got involved in Branford Politics in 2011 cause I already know I am planning to run for First select woman in 2013. Why? Cause I have the leadership, the drive and know I want too be one of the finest leaders in Branford's history and I want to be able to be the first youngest female First Selectwoman in Branford's history and over the next two years you will be seeing more and more of me about this venture.
Branford Patch: What’s one thing right about Branford politics?
Jacey Wyatt: The thing that is right about Branford Politics is the American way of life to express your freedom. Each candidate has their own agenda and reason to be involved in politics to follow the American dream. The beauty of this right, to allow anyone, no matter what color, age, race and sexual orientation has the option to run for political office and be who they are, be real and make a difference. You never know what’s going to happen in Branford politics and this year is one of the most extreme not knowing that has been presented in a while. Politics are a rollercoaster of options and opinions and until Nov 9th, 2011, you will [not] know what the voters want and what is right about Branford Politics.
Branford Patch: What’s one thing you’d like to see changed?
Jacey Wyatt: All town hall positions need to be switched from democratic to republican.
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?
Jacey Wyatt: Unk has served the town of Branford, enjoyed the experience and time and we thank him for being the selectman of Branford; the most successful in life know when to call it quits and move on. Joy: she is simply a great woman. She is the new rising Phoenix and you will see a person that has a heart in everything she does from being a mother to politics. She has a lot to offer education, family and the people of Branford. Jamie Cosgrove also is a great man who has served on the RTM and is not just a name he is a person with ideas, future goals and has the right touch to lead the town of Branford.
Branford Patch: What has been the most exciting national election you have every voted in? Local?
Jacey Wyatt: I have always voted in Branford even though I usually have to do an absentee ballot cause I am traveling south and west during the winter. I would say the most exciting was Bush and [I] always enjoying voting for John Opie.
Branford Patch: What’s one piece of advice you would give apathetic voters about the importance of casting his or her ballot?
Jacey Wyatt: Simply this: Vote Republican. This year is important to make Branford Town Hall get new blood and let the new team clean up all the past 10 years of mess in Branford politics and drama in town. Every democrat and unaffiliated need to come to the polls open minded and split the ticket and vote republican for me, Jacey Wyatt for tax collector and first district RTM representative, as well as vote republican for all the RTM districts candidates as the RTM needs to be the new voice in Branford for you. It’s time to make a difference voting for me is voting for someone that will honor your vote and I hold to everything I stand for and will be able to assist you.
Branford Patch: What’s the one thing that you like best about Branford?
Jacey Wyatt: I like the weather.
Branford Patch: Why did you decide to run in this election?
Jacey Wyatt: I decided to run for two things: to be able to work in Branford and be close to my mom to care for her and to gain two years of experience in politics for the next election. I enjoy meeting and learning about our citizens and knowing every person in Branford that pays taxes and visits our great shoreline town. I am running for Tax Collector to reach these goals... and since I plan to run for first select woman in the next few years, being able to get the job as Tax Collector would be a great solution for me to have a rewarding job, to serve the people, meet them all, and be able to be a minute from work as I live in a beautiful house on East Main Street which is near the Town Hall and I can be able to care for my mother and remain in Branford and enjoy the beauty of our town with my mom and my family and serve the great people that live here.
Meet Board of Education Candidates David A. Squires-D and Judith L. Hotz-R on Monday night.
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