Tong’s 2020 vision for Stamford’s future to be unveiled

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State representative and Democratic mayoral candidate William Tong is set to unveil his economic plan for the city on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

State representative and Democratic mayoral candidate William Tong is set to unveil his economic plan for the city on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Democratic state representative and mayoral candidate William Tong will launch a six-week campaign Thursday to win the city’s primary election next month with a presentation of a three-point jobs and economic plan at Old Town Hall.

Tong is scheduled to meet with entrepreneurs at the Stamford Innovation Center, a business incubator located at Old Town Hall as the first stop on his 2020 Tour.

In a press release issued Wednesday, Tong’s campaign said he would outline his vision to recruit and grow start-up companies, including women-led businesses.

Tong failed to win the Democratic City Committee’s nomination for a spot on November’s general election ballot falling short to Board of Finance member and 2009 mayoral candidate David Martin.

Tong, a corporate attorney, has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for his campaign since entering the race in February and is currently collecting signatures to challenge Martin for his spot on the ballot. Tong has until Aug. 7 to collect the 1,197 signatures needed to force a primary election, scheduled for Sept. 10.

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Jonathan Lucas

2 Responses

  1. MJ says:

    More Taxes, Fewer Services, More Potholes.

  2. Ralph says:

    Jobs are not created on the local level, especially when you consider that state policy is not business friendly. The only jobs could possible create are more city positions and that would only mean continued tax increases. He’s already voted for the largest middle tax increase in state history, so he already has experience at increasing taxes. Tong is running for mayor simply to position himself for Governor in 2020. His rags to riches story is so fake, it makes me think his ego is getting the best of him.