Germano kicks off campaign with rally

Emily Sherman

Over 100 people arrived Sunday evening to Alumni Hall for a rally to support Michael Germano’s candidacy for Hamden town Council.

During the rally, the crowd was treated to an inspirational speech by Germano. The speech covered everything from why voting in this election is important to Germano’s stance on major Hamden issues.

Germano also preached the importance of providing a connection between Quinnipiac students and the town of Hamden.

“It’s about showing people that Quinnipiac student are more responsible and respectable than many Hamden residents know,” Germano told the crowd. “It’s about building new lines of communication between the University and the town of Hamden.”

Germano was ecstatic to see that people were exceptionally receptive to his professionalism and overall appearance. He felt the crowd understood his message and reasons for running.

At the end of his speech Germano opened up the floor for questions and comments regarding voter registration and what he plans to accomplish if elected.

Campaign manager Matt Bucci spoke about the importance of his staff and campaign volunteers shortly after the rally.

“Mike and I are extremely fortunate to have such a committed and enthusiastic campaign team, they are with us modeling and fine-tuning this campaign and their efforts, although often behind the scenes, show their true devotion to achieving our goal,” said Bucci.

The rally also featured a speech by Bucci that covered the main campaign goals, as well as the refreshments provided by the campaign funds. Sunday’s rally was the first of several events, which will take place leading up to election. Until Nov. 4, Germano plans on visiting every dorm and attempting to meet each person on campus.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 the campaign staff will be providing transportation to and from Knights of Columbus off of Whitney Avenue where students will be able to vote.

While Germano feels he has a great chance to win this election, he understands the only way he will win is if he has a solid support system from Quinnipiac students. “We can win this election, but only if we all work together,” Germano said.