“Ain’t gonna change,” West Rock’s Earlana Mundy told the candidate.
“Nothing changes?” he responded. “Well, that’s why I’m running.”
Marcus Paca was the candidate in question, and Tuesday he made that pitch at the Brookside Estates public-housing development in West Rock on the first stop of a long afternoon in his quest to rack up thousands of signatures so his name can appear on the Sept. 12 Democratic Party mayoral primary ballot against two-term incumbent Toni Harp.
On the trail Tuesday, Paca offered a straightforward pitch: I’m here, ready to listen and lead, if you give me a chance.
Communicating that message and seeking the signatures, person-to-person, proved a painstaking process as Paca sped across the city with his wife and campaign aide, Mendi Blue, to attend four events in five hours.
(New Haven Independent)