First Selectman Fun

This fall’s election for first selectman will be “fun and enlightening.”

That’s the promise of Bob Zappi, chairman of Westport’s Republican Party. 

I get the enlightening part.  I know every candidate will talk about taxes, education, teardowns, affordable housing, sewers, zoning,  the baron’s south property and dog poop.

It’s the fun part I worry about.  Will John Izzo replace Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn  Bridge at the Italian Festival?  Will Gordon Joseloff climb into a clown suit and work 4-year-old birthday parties?  Will Joe Arcudi start a Rap Night at his new restaurant (“Yo, the Dems be Socialist, but I am Joe, I am the sh–“)?

I love fun.  Fun is good.  But when I hear “first selectman election,” my first reaction is not:  “fun!”

Smart answers to our town’s tough problems will be good enough for me.

One response to “First Selectman Fun

  1. Chip Stephens

    You heard it first on Dan’s 06880
    I, Chip Stephens, Staples 73, am starting an exploratory comittee to decide on running for the First Selectman position.
    Have there been any Bedford El, Bedford Jr, Staples graduates in the position? Has there ever been a selctman that would promote changing the charter to allow ballot questions on election days to get a true sense of opinion in town, our current selectman claims this is not currently allowed. And has there been any selectman that sent 100% of the property tax bills out every year, most that are paying mortgages do not see their taxes unles they pick apart their escrow accounts, bet there would be more noise on taxes. (thanks to Buck I. for that idea)
    Yes, it could be fun even if it is a write in campaign.