Wilton Voters Make Cases For Both Candidates

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Wilton resident Terri Sheridan, left, and her son Brad, 13, show off their "I Voted" stickers after Terri voted on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason
Yoshie and Steve Eldredge, of Wilton, stand by the ticket they planned to vote for in Tuesday's presidential election. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason
Jeanne Corrigan voted for Mitt Romney to become the next president, saying Barack Obama has done a bad job. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason
Kathleen Davis of Wilton supported President Barack Obama when she voted Tuesday at Wilton High School. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason

WILTON, Conn. – Terri Sheridan knew where she would be on Tuesday afternoon. In a voting booth at Wilton High School, exercising her right to choose her local, state and national leaders.

“It’s our civic duty and every vote counts,” said Sheridan, who brought her son Brad, 13, along to take part in Election Day 2012. “You can’t not be here.”

Sheridan kept her eyes on the big race for president and voted to give Barack Obama four more years in the White House. She says she sees things getting better under Obama’s leadership.

Kathleen Davis, of Charter Oak Drive, also voted for the incumbent in the big race. “I think Obama needs four more years to finish what he’s started,” Davis said. “We can’t go backwards. (Mitt) Romney would be two steps back.”

Yoshie and Steve Eldredge, of Bhasking Ridge Road, actually went to the wrong polling place on Tuesday. They later went to Middlebrook School to show their support for Mitt Romney to become the next president. 

“We definitely feel it’s important. We need to have better leadership in government,” Yoshie said. “He (Romney) is not running for power, but to help this country.”

Jeanne Corrigan cast her vote for Romney, saying that if President Obama was the nominee for both parties, she wouldn’t vote. Corrigan sees Romney as a man with a plan and who will work with representatives of both parties to get things done. She also views Obama as “a fake.”

“He’s done more damage than (former President Jimmy) Carter and Carter was one of the worst we’ve ever had,” Corrigan said.

Aileen Masone, of Indian Hill Road, who leads a local Girl Scout troop, did not say who she voted for. But she said it was important for young people, including her 12-year-old daughter, Caitrin, to know about the importance of voting.

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