Dannell Malloy, the former Stamford mayor who is running against Greenwich’s Ned Lamont to be the Democratic candidate for governor, earned the vote of a Greenwich resident by concentrating on one of the basic tasks of any politician – listening and talking to people.
“He was nice to my mother,” said Dion Lowery shortly after he voted for Malloy instead of Greenwich resident Ned Lamont at Central Middle School in Greenwich.
But that comment isn’t as simplistic as it sounds.
Lowery said his late mother Marcy, had a concern when she was moving into the Mill River condos in Stamford about five-six years ago. She had moved to Stamford from Bethel to be closer to her family in Greenwich, said Lowery.
He said Malloy listened intently to his mother’s concerns and took them seriously.
“He spent five minutes with her talking about it and he didn’t have to. He didn’t know who she was,” he said.
Lowery said Malloy’s action that day left a deep impression on him and he was also impressed with how Malloy ran Stamford.
“I think he had a good record. It looks better today than what it used to be before he took it over,” he said.
Lowery, who was accompanied by his wife Leslie, was not as impressed with Lamont.
Both he and his wife said they didn’t like what they called Lamont’s negative campaign.