First Selectman David Bindelglass and selectman candidate Nick D’Addario kicked off their campaign on Saturday, July 15 at Silverman’s Farm. Bindelglass and D’Addario were joined by Selectman Bob Lessler, State Rep. Anne Hughes, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Congressman Jim Himes, local elected officials and candidates, and members of the public.
Himes said in his remarks how Bindelglass and his team represent competency and leading with efficiency. “You know, people care about the quality of their schools, about their taxes, they care about these things, and Democrats everywhere are demonstrating that we are the party of transparent good government.”
Bindelglass was first elected in 2019 and discussed many of his accomplishments toward bettering Easton. “We have made Town Hall more efficient; we have made services more efficient,” he said. “When I came here, people used to hate doing any kind of work in Easton. Now, we have a building department that’s more efficient and with a smaller budget, and we get things done.”
Bindelglass also stressed the importance of preserving Easton’s natural beauty, touting his administration’s handling of the South Park property, which is finally preserved in perpetuity after 50 years of struggle.
D’Addario, Bindelglass’s running mate, is succeeding Bob Lessler, who is retiring after serving as a selectman for over 24 years. He currently serves on Easton’s Planning and Zoning Commission and is the president of Hi-Ho Energy Services.
“I was raised in a family with a deep connection to service,” said D’Addario. “My philosophy has always been, ‘you can’t complain if you don’t get involved.'” D’Addario will bring his managerial experience as president of Hi-Ho Energy Services to foster collaboration with people regardless of politics. Both Bindelglass and D’Addario stressed the importance of bipartisanship and an open, transparent, and responsive town government that works swiftly to address issues facing the community.