Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00pm at Beth’s Special Tea’s Bakery and Cafe, Jarves Street, Sandwich
Republican Congressional Straw Poll Results
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Before a crowd of over 200 activists and voters, the Sandwich Republican Town Committee hosted an energetic debate today at the Sandwich American Legion with the four declared Republican candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the 9th District. The candidates are (in alphabetical order):
Mark Alliegro http://markalliegroforcongress.org/
John Chapman https://www.johnchapman2014.com/
Vince Cogliano http://www.coglianoforcongress.com/
Dan Shores http://www.danshores2014.com/
This was the first opportunity the GOP candidates had to distinguish themselves from the current Democrat Congressman and each other.
Former State Representative and 2010 Republican Congressional Candidate Jeff Perry moderated the debate with questions asked by a panel of political activists, including Dave Neal, Kathy Barrett, Gene Parini and Patricia Stebbins.
The questions from the panel included the issues of the Key Stone pipeline, the Benghazi scandal, War against Terrorism, ObamaCare, immigration, the $17 trillion national debt, executive orders, taxes and Constitutional ideology. The question that many in the audience seemed to enjoy most was, “If you could have lunch with one person (alive or dead), who would it be and why?’
Following the debate, a Straw Poll was held. Those in attendance voted for the winner of the debate and who they are most likely to vote for in the Primary election. The results were:
Voting for the winner of debate:
Mark Alliegro 115 votes
Vince Cogliano 56 votes
John Chapman 25 votes
Dan Shores 22 votes
Voting for who is most likely going to receive your vote:
Mark Alliegro 112 votes
Vince Cogliano 48 votes
John Chapman 33 votes
Dan Shores 25 votes
February 1, 2014
Dear Fellow Residents of Sandwich,
We are writing in support of the Sandwich Sports Complex Committee application of $1.2 million in CPA (Community Preservation Funds) funds to underwrite the cost of adding the bleachers, press box, field lights and field excavation with stone base drainage to the Sandwich High School Field.
As you know, the DeConto Family pledged $250,000 for the effort to build a suitable sports stadium at Sandwich High School in honor of their late son and brother Navy Captain Gerald F. DeConto-who perished during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.
The DeConto family has contributed additional funds approaching $400,000 to continue their 10 year process of raising awareness and funds to finish the stadium. The Sandwich Community, including this Committee, has donated funds in support of this project.
Our CPA funds are tax receipts already collected and the CPA law specifically allows towns to finance recreation fields and projects. The Sandwich CPC (Community Preservation Committee) allocated $500,000 toward the stadium in 2007, and reportedly was very pleased with the work on the track and field. The CPC invited the Sports Complex Committee to request additional funds after the initial success.
Our Committee believes it is time to finish the DeConto Veterans Memorial Stadium and honor a man who gave his life serving others, and support our students and athletes. At our meeting on January 28, 2014, our Committee discussed this issue and unanimously voted to send this letter in support of the Sports Complex Committee’s application.
On behalf of the Sandwich Republican Town Committee,
Sandwich Republicans investing in the future
The SRTC is pleased to announce that it will again offer a $1,000.00 scholarship to a graduating high school student from the Town of Sandwich. The application deadline is April 18, 2014. The application, rules concerning the application process and eligibility requirements can be found on the website of the Sandwich Republican Town Committee at www.sandwichrepublicans.org .
If you would like to invest in the future of a Sandwich student and sponsor the SRTC 2014 Scholarship, please send a check made payable to “SRTC Scholarship” to P.O. Box 1998, Sandwich, MA 02563.
Visit the SRTC website for information about meetings, and how to sign up to help Republican candidates both locally and nationally. The SRTC also maintains a page on Facebook.