Patrizia Zucaro,

Candidate for the 143rd House District,

Endorsed by the Local Police Unions of  Norwalk, Westport, and Wilton

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WESTPORT -- The local police unions of Norwalk, Westport, and Wilton have endorsed Patrizia Zucaro in her candidacy for election to Connecticut’s 143rd House district, which includes parts of Norwalk, Westport, and Wilton. Zucaro is the endorsed candidate of both the Republican Party and the Independent Party.

 

Speaking on behalf of the three unions, Sgt. Anna Tornello, President of the Wilton Police Union said, “Local Police Unions have historically aimed to maintain a neutral position in political matters. Their members, the men and women who have pledged to serve and protect their communities and to ensure that all rights of all citizens are equally preserved, have trusted their elected officials to legislate in support of the safety of all individuals, the public and their servants alike. Instead, our state legislators rushed to pass one of the strongest anti-Police bills in the country, a bill that promotes hatred and divisiveness instead of seeking understanding and reconciliation.”

 

“Our message to the communities is that the men and women of our local Police Unions will continue to be proudly committed to the safety of the public, to the assistance of all those in need, and to the preservation of life and property of all people, with full respect of all diversity that is comprised in the definition of humanity.  More than ever before we need your support, and we encourage you to engage in conversations with your local officers to better understand how this legislation has affected the officers’ ability to protect themselves and the communities they have sworn to protect. We serve with integrity, and we ask for our legislators to serve our State with integrity, and not in the blatant furtherance of partisan political interests. The Wilton, Westport, and Norwalk Local Police Unions therefore ask you to stand with us in support of Patrizia Zucaro, as an advocate for the safety of our communities, and the safety of the men and women who have devoted their lives to the service of the public.”

 

“I am truly honored to have received this endorsement because I have so much respect for the work that the Wilton, Norwalk, and Westport Police Departments do every day to keep our communities safe,” said Zucaro. “It's a difficult job they do, often at great risk to their own lives, and it is the legislature's responsibility to ensure that they have the tools and the means to perform it successfully.”

 Patrizia Zucaro is a lifelong resident of Fairfield County and a Westport native. The proud daughter of parents who came to the United States from Italy and taught her the value of hard work, she graduated from Staples High School and UConn. After nearly 10 years in real estate, she attended law school at Pace University while working full-time and commuting. She became a licensed attorney in both Connecticut and New York in 2012. Since then, she has served small businesses and individuals, both through her own law practice and as general counsel for two small companies. Patrizia is running for office because she feels it’s her responsibility to use her professional experience to give back to the communities where she lives and works.

 

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Wilton Police Union

Westport Police Union

Norwalk Police Union

Joint Statement from the Local Police Unions of Wilton, Westport, and Norwalk Announcing Their Endorsement of Patrizia Zucaro, Candidate for State Representative of the 143rd CT House District

 

The Local Police Unions of Wilton, Westport, and Norwalk stand together to endorse Patrizia Zucaro, candidate for State Representative of the 143rd district.

 

Local Police Unions have historically aimed to maintain a neutral position in political matters. Their members, the men and women who have pledged to serve and protect their communities and to ensure that all rights of all citizens are equally preserved, have trusted their elected officials to legislate in support of the safety of all individuals, the public and their servants alike.  

 

Instead, after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, our State legislators have rushed to a crowd-pleasing judgment and condemnation of their local Police forces, merely based on hijacked emotions rather than factual data. As a result, in July Connecticut passed one of the strongest anti-Police bills in the country, whose success was ensured solely by partisan effort. Hastily put together, without any meaningful consultation with those who were to be mostly affected by it, the bill demonizes and vilifies Police, accusing officers of random and intentional wrongdoings under the alleged “shielding” power of a largely misunderstood qualified immunity.

 

In spite of rational and in-depth analysis of the various aspects of the bill that jeopardize Police officers and communities alike, blatantly partisan support ensured the passing of a bill that limits officers’ right to due process, establishes extremely vague standards for decertification, places an unreasonable burden on officers and expands on personal liability in situations of use of force, dramatically curtailing the ability of officers to confidently respond to calls and take the quick action that is often necessary to protect our communities.  

 

It is an act of legislation that promotes hatred and division, rather than seeking understanding and reconciliation. As a result, the men and women of law enforcement will now dread that life or death call, and dangerously hesitate when faced with the choice between protecting their own life or ensuring the survival of their own families.  

 

Our message to the communities is that the men and women of our local Police Unions will continue to be proudly committed to the safety of the public, to the assistance of all those in need, and to the preservation of life and property of all people, with full respect of all diversity that is comprised in the definition of humanity.  More than ever before we need your support, and we encourage you to engage in conversations with your local officers to better understand how this legislation has affected the officers’ ability to protect themselves and the communities they have sworn to protect.  

 

We serve with integrity, and we ask for our legislators to serve our State with integrity, and not in the blatant furtherance of partisan political interests.  

 

The Wilton, Westport, and Norwalk Local Police Unions therefore ask you to stand with us in support of Patrizia Zucaro, as an advocate for the safety of our communities, and the safety of the men and women who have devoted their lives to the service of the public.  

 

Commenting on the endorsement, Patrizia Zucaro said, “I am truly honored to have received this endorsement because I have so much respect for the work that the Wilton, Norwalk, and Westport Police Departments do every day to keep our communities safe. It's a difficult job they do, often at great risk to their own lives, and it is the legislature's responsibility to ensure that they have the tools and the means to perform it successfully.”

 

 

Sgt. Anna Tornello, President, Wilton Police Union

 

Lt. Dave O’Conner, President, Norwalk Police Union

 

Cpl. Howard Simpson, President, Westport Police Union

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