Reilly seeks more respect for his platform

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Election Night 2013 on NCIS, Mark Harmon’s character’s father had flashbacks to the European air war in 1943. He wants Harmon to meet another fighter pilot who saved him and his wounded Mustang.

In flashbacks to inflight fighter planes, you see his distressed Mustang guided by a WWII German Messerschmitt towards England. Such humanism develops and with the struggles of “honorable men” trapped in horrid situations exuding from my TV, Reilly gets spiritual rest from Greenwich.

Greenwich Post states Reilly did better then expected. The Post listed 157 votes, Greenwich Time’s website figures, low 64, highest 224. I ran in 2003 with all the papers doing stories on me and eight well covered debates, instead of 2013’s one debate and three forums. Big turn out in 2003, little more than a third of 2013’s registered voters, yet I got close to same results.

A basic nil on coverage in 2013. I had my press releases greeted by one rude reply, “Don’t worry about it, we’re not going ahead with the article anymore.”

Greenwich Citizen called me Mark Twain in 2003. Then as now, I care for the good of Greenwich and correcting wrongs. I spent little in 2003 or 2013 on my campaign, but 2015? A pollster told me in 2004 that every Reilly vote represented 18% of a discontented “voter majority” from both parties.

I want my low budget revenue creating programs started with slants towards security, safety, public conduct/contact and an extended “roster of citizens with military experience” includes a mobile office. I want municipal coalitions keeping state and federal legislators in line.

Peter and Beth are unfortunately short sighted focused on one issue: Greenwich improvements. It’s disappointing I got no comments on my platform’s issues. No reply to my repeatedly stating the world’s in trouble. Capital improvement are like building additions on mansions with a hurricane bearing down.

The LWV brought up pensions, I brought up morale and safety. Stating with my election, Beth’s expertise would be wanted and I twice stated that Peter would stay on as head administrator! Did I get a respectful like wise? No!


Jim C. Reilly

The author was an independent candidate for first selectman.

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