Residents form Windsor Independent Party
On January 11, 2013, a group of concerned citizens in Windsor filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to form the Windsor Independent Party.
The Windsor Independent Party was formed to give Windsor voters more options in municipal elections. Currently, each party runs five candidates for the Town Council and the Board of Education. Nine people win; one person loses. The Windsor Independent Party believes the voters of Windsor deserve more choice in their elections. The group hopes to run an additional five candidates for the Council and the Board, bringing the total number running to fifteen.
The Windsor Independent Party believes our government should be more transparent, accountable and user-friendly. Budgets should be presented in a way that is understandable for the average voter. Residents should be able to participate in the political process and rules for participation should be consistent and understandable. Officials should respond to residents’ inquiries and be respectful to all members of the community. Public officials, including board and commission members should be held accountable to the voters. A number of our appointed commissions have a lot of power over the operation and development of the town, yet there is no way to currently hold these commissions accountable to the residents in town.
The Windsor Independent Party will form a town committee, which will meet monthly to discuss issues in town and work to elect endorsed candidates. The Windsor Independent Town Committee will meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 in the Ludlow Room at the Windsor Town Hall. The first