The following is a release from Stamford Mayoral Candidate Mike Fedele:
Former Lt. Governor Michael Fedele announced this week his campaign for Mayor of Stamford has raised $142,845.00 in the five weeks since he announced his campaign on February 25, 2013. The campaign will file its first quarter report with the Stamford Town Clerk next week in advance of the April 10th filing deadline.
The campaign raised $142, 845.00 from 243 donors and 72 percent of the donors are Stamford residents. An additional 19 percent of donations came from within the state of Connecticut.
"I am excited about the momentum we have built in so short a period of time," Fedele said. "Voters are excited about my message and my vision for Stamford. My public service has been spent working to improve our city and state on issues that matter to Stamford residents, like education, jobs and the economy and keeping Stamford headed in the right direction."
"I’m meeting with residents and business owners every day and talking about how we can work together to build an even better, even brighter future for our city," Fedele said. "Our residents and businesses want good schools, good jobs and vibrant neighborhoods and they want responsible government."
"My life and career have been shaped by Stamford values," Fedele concluded. "I went to our public schools and I know how important good schools are. I was able to achieve success with the opportunities our community provided to me—and I am running for Mayor to make sure those same opportunities will still be here for our children and grandchildren."
Michael Fedele served as Connecticut’s 107th Lieutenant Governor from 2007 to 2011 where he presided over the State Senate. He is the founder and CEO of the Stamford-based Pinnacle Group, a nationwide IT firm. His 25 years of public service began as a member of Stamford's Board of Representatives from the 13th District (1987–1991). He represented Stamford's 147th District as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1992 until 2002.