We currently face one of the greatest challenges in the history of our Republic - to preserve the limited, non-intrusive government our Founders gave us. As the Chairman of the East Granby Republican Town Committee, I stand ready, willing and able to join with you in meeting that challenge.
I believe good governance starts at the local level. The East Granby Republican Party focuses on local issues and puts forth candidates who adhere to our conservative principles and are responsive to the best interests of our community we are proud of.
Those core values are individual liberty; responsibility and accountability; protecting property rights; encouraging free enterprise; public health and safety; providing a good education; leaner, more efficient government; and fiscal responsibility.
The strength of our party is a combined effort of volunteers, donors and putting forth our core values. Will you join us? It takes all of us, working together, to elect Republicans to State and local offices and to build a strong East Granby Republican Party.
I look forward to working with you!
Lee M Sandora
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Helen Walker Recognized at Fall Social
The East Granby RTC awarded Helen Walker with a special certificate of appreciation in recognition of her many years of loyal support and past service on the RTC. The certificate reads:
WITH SINCERE APPRECIATION The East Granby Republican Town Committee Proudly Recognizes HELEN WALKER for her many years of enthusiastic support, and presents this certificate in thanks for her commitmentand service to the East Granby Republican Town Committee Awarded this 29th day of September 2013 Lee Sandora, Chairman
Helen Walker with Award Certificate
RTC Awards 2013 Scholarship to Haley Derlinga
The East Granby Republican Town Committee (RTC) is pleased to announce that Haley Derlinga has been awarded the 2013 Carolyn and Edward Phillips Scholarship.
Haley, who has received numerous honors in academics, sports and the arts, has been accepted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she intends to pursue an engineering degree. She has an impressive list of scholastic achievements, an outstanding record of serving our community, and shows much promise as a future leader. Haley and her parents, Tom and Roxanne Derlinga, are longtime East Granby residents in the Wynding Hills neighborhood.
The East Granby Republican Town Committee established the Phillips scholarship in memory of Carolyn and Edward Phillips. Carolyn Phillips, a career nurse and avid Red Cross volunteer, was the first woman to be elected a Selectman in East Granby and served in that capacity for fourteen years. Ed Phillips was a writer, photographer, and pilot in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
Tom & Roxanne Derlinga, Tami Zawistowski, Lee Sandora, Haley Derlinga, John Ziobro
Norm Hausmann Named 2013 East Granby Republican of the Year
The East Granby RTC is pleased to announce that Norm Hausmann has been named East Granby Republican of the Year. The award was announced at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on March 15th.
For more information and photographs, see our Republican of the Year page (click here) and/or 2013 Lincoln Day Dinner page (click here).
Lee Sandora and Norm Hausmann
East Granby RTC Awards Constitution Books to All East Granby High School 2013 Graduates
To continue a new tradition started in 2010, the RTC awarded each 2013 graduating senior a personalized, hardcover book containing the United States Constitution, The Amendments to the Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, and Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Each book is personalized with a bookplate with the recipients name, class and congratulatory message from the RTC.
The Republican Party's Common-Sense Commitment to Connecticut
House Republican Leader Larry Cafero has outlined the Republican Party's Common-Sense Commitment to Connecticut. Here are the five basic principles:
1. Spend No More Than You Make
2. Borrow Only What You Can Afford to Pay Back
3. If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It. But If It's Not Working, Get Rid of It
4. The More Government Tries to Do, The Less It Does Well
5. We Should All Have The Government We Need, But Only The Government We Need.
Mr. Cafero also included proposed government policies which support these principles - a printable copy of his complete presentation is accessible here.