Statement on Joe Paul's Exit from Mayoral Race

STRATFORD – With the news today that petitioning Democrat Joe Paul is withdrawing his candidacy for mayor – marking the second Stratford Democrat to abruptly end their campaign in a week, Laura Hoydick, the endorsed Republican in the race for mayor of Stratford, issued the following statement:

“The withdrawal of Joe Paul from this race does not change anything about the way we will continue to wage this campaign, and bring our message of low taxes, economic enhancement and returning greater civility to the conduct of our public business to the voters of Stratford,” said Hoydick. “It takes a lot for any candidate to stand up and run for office, and I thank Joe Paul for being a part of the public discussion about the future of our town. I am certain this was a difficult choice for him. However, as I crisscross this town discussing the future and direction of Stratford with voters, I know the message of our united team continues to have growing traction and energy. I am dedicated to continuing to make our case at every event and doorstep I can all the way to November 7th.”

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