Burke refuses to yield to special interests
Finally a real leader who refuses to "comply" or "abide" by the whims of political special interest. No wonder those from the Bethel Republican and Democratic town committees want Bob Burke gone; he's proven himself a man of the people, not a blind rubber stamp for any political party.
In the most recent article, the Bethel Republican Town Committee members Paul Improta and Paul Szatkowski exposed their personal displeasure with Bob Burke, stating "he did not abide by the party's timeline or support its activities"; "he's confrontational" and no longer "compliant."
To these claims Burke replied "you can't run a town on special interest," and went on to state he'll continue to represent all the people of Bethel, get things done and not worry about a small group of dissatisfied party members.
If there was ever a leader that was worth defending, supporting and voting for, Bob Burke is that guy.
His door is always open; he's taken care of the seniors, the veterans, the children, the schools, the town employees and all taxpayers.
In return, the political special interest groups have gone on an all-out assault, both personally and professionally, in an attempt to unseat the most accomplished first selectman in Bethel's history. We can't let that happen to Bob or our town.
Let's put an end to special interest politics in Bethel and clean up our political town committees on both sides.
As a veteran, a Republican, a father of two and a fourth generation Bethelite I support Bob Burke and encourage those who care about this town, its schools, seniors, veterans and taxpayers to show up Sept. 15 to support Bob Burke and his accomplished running mate Bill Slifkin.