District Chairman Vinny Mangiacopra Enters Mayors Race
Norwalk, CT: January 22, 2013 – District D Democratic Chairman Vinny Mangiacopra (MAN-JUH-KOP-RUH) has filed paperwork to seek the Office of Mayor in 2013. His campaign committee titled “Norwalk’s Future Now” was registered with the Town Clerk’s office early Tuesday morning. “I’m excited,” Mangiacopra exclaimed. “I look forward to bringing an energy and sense of urgency to the race. The people of Norwalk are ready for change and a fresh perspective, many feel it’s long overdue.”
Mangiacopra has a long resume in public affairs and civic action. He has worked in both the Mayor’s Office and Probate Court in Bridgeport; served as Economic & Community Development Coordinator for the Town of Monroe and served as campaign aides to both former Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell and current United States Congressman Jim Himes. Vinny also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a Concentration in City Management. “Fighting for and serving the people has been my passion. I know what it takes to be an effective Mayor and I am going to be relentless about it,” Mangiacopra continued.
Vinny is now founder and President of a local communications firm, The Preferred Group. “The challenges facing small businesses are abundant. The Mayor needs to make sure the City is doing all it can to make it easier for business owners to stay in Norwalk and keep their doors open for a long time,” said Mangiacopra.
Norwalk’s Future Now is not only the name of the committee but also what the Mangiacopra for Mayor campaign will embody. “Every step of the way, this campaign is going to talk about demanding Norwalk’s Future Now. The perception of our school system is unflattering, our economic growth is stagnant and violent activity in our neighborhoods is an epidemic. We need leadership on so many fronts, right away. People are tired of waiting. With vigorous advocacy and focused vision, we can achieve change, but we’ll get there quicker when we do it in unison as a community,” Mangiacopra added.
Mangiacopra, 31, resides in the Cranbury section of town with his wife Kelsie, a lifelong Norwalker. Vinny also was on the ballot in 2011 as a candidate for City Sheriff, falling 77 votes short in the citywide election. “I promise you that this will be one of the most dynamic campaigns in this city’s history. We have a message for our community and we’re going to take it to the people. I learned in sports a long time ago that the team on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back. Our team is Norwalk and it’s time to fight,” Mangiacopra concluded.
For more information on the Vinny Mangiacopra for Mayor Campaign, visitwww.NorwalksFutureNow.com
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