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Malloy seeks seventh mayoral term

Nov 01, 2013

Fairfield incumbent Mayor Ed Malloy is running for his seventh two-year term as mayor. He faces one challenger on the ballot.

Malloy served as an at-large city council member for two terms, from 1992-2000. He was first elected mayor in 2001 and has been re-elected every two years since. He has lived in Fairfield since 1980. He is married to Vicki Malloy and the couple has two children, Kelly and Justin.

“I enjoy being a part of our local government and I am proud of the services each of our departments and all of our employees provide,” he said.

“I enjoy working with every part of our greater Fairfield community to make our city outstanding in every way.

“I am passionate about what can be achieved when we plan and work together,” said Malloy. “I also enjoy responding to our needs and challenges, whether large or small.”

He brings 20 years experience to the position, but said he’s always looking for opportunities to learn more.

One of the greatest challenges for Fairfield is the wastewater infrastructure project.

“I think we are meeting our greatest challenge with the rebuilding of our wastewater and storm sewer infrastructure which includes a new treatment plant,” said Malloy. “In the next few years we will see major projects completed toward our goals.”

He said the rebuilding infrastructure costs to citizens are not lost on the city’s elected officials.

“It is a challenge we’re managing, but our citizens are paying for it,” Malloy said. “Cities all over the country are facing the same issues and we must move forward to address them.

“I look forward to exploring more of the natural ways we can deal with our storm water in this process that will lower costs and protect the environment.”

Malloy also believes in helping the community grow.

“I will continue to support any area that helps our economy and creates jobs,” he said.

Malloy feels city officials can always improve on ways the government interacts with the public it serves, from sharing more information, inviting dialogue and communicating clearly.

He has more he’d like to accomplish as mayor.

“We are engaged in the largest public/private partnership in our city’s history with the pool and recreation center project,” he said. “I hope to see that completed swiftly.

“I would like to see a major façade renovation project commence in the downtown to complete the work we began several years ago with our streetscape.”

Malloy said he is looking forward to beginning the process to write a new comprehensive plan for the city.

“I look forward to the results of the housing study currently being conducted,” he said. “This document will serve as a guideline for housing development in Fairfield.

“Finally I look forward to seeing the maintenance and expansion of all of the programs that bring us our tourism recognitions as one of the best places in America to visit, just as the Smithsonian Magazine did this year.”

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