Wilson Foley 0-3 on Budget Votes. Businesswoman Skipped Referendums on Local Spending and Taxes.
An entrepreneur knows that local taxes can make a difference in whether a community thrives or stagnates. Lisa Wilson Foley’s calling card is her experience in business, the Simsbury Republican skipped the last three annual budget votes in her hometown. Wilson Foley, Daily Ructions has learned, failed to participate in the town votes in May 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Wilson Foley registered to vote as a Republican in Simsbury in 2009–after registering in Newport, Rhode Island as an independent voters in 2008. Since 2010, she’s voted in the 2010 primary (in which she was a candidate for lieutenant governor) and general election, a special local election in 2011, that year’s municipal election, and the 2012 presidential primary. The annual local budget referendum, held the third Tuesday in May, has been a no-go zone for Wilson Foley. That’s for other people.
Wilson Foley’s lax record on participating in local budget votes will raise questions among her increasingly aggressive opponents about her commitment to the detail work of shaping public policy that accompanies a productive life in politics.