Stratford, CT – In a field of three democratic competitors, Immacula Cann has won the endorsement of the Democratic Town Committee to challenge incumbent Republican Mayor Laura Hoydick in the November 2 election.
A long-time Haitian-American resident of Stratford, Immacula Cann holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, and specializes in psychiatry and mental health. Dr. Cann is also a union and community activist with a strong record of advocacy for social justice, families, and children in the state of Connecticut and beyond.
Cann’s supporters count on her natural empathy and extensive experience in creat-ing education-focused policies and programs to implement changes that will bene-fit the town as a whole. In a state with only one or two Haitian American elected offi-cials, the Haitian American community of Connecticut fervently embraces the can-didacy of Dr. Cann.
For Damicia Manigat, a registered nurse and a resident of Stratford, “Immacula’s outstanding professional accomplishments and creative plans for an inclusive gov-ernment make her the ideal candidate in the Stratford’s mayoral race.”
In a statement released to our newsroom, Louis Elneus, a soccer coach and Stratford resident for 20 years, declares that “Dr. Immacula Cann is a living example of what the Haitian American community of Connecticut had symbolized over the years –hard work! Just as we do not complain, she does not complain. She just gets down and gets it done.” Elneus, with whom Immacula cann traveled to Haiti for an educa-tional project of the non-profit group Haiti Lumière de Demain, further adds that “Dr. Cann will be an innovative and thoughtful mayor who will lead Stratford to new heights and opportunities.”
Dr. Immacula Cann frames her vision for the future of the Town of Stratford in a four-point platform: investment, equity, tax management and good governance. She feels that the current mayor does not have a clear plan to attract investment, lower taxes and implement policies that promote cultural diversity. According to Cann, her opponent is playing politics with the pandemic.
The Republican Party has been in power in Stratford for more than 18 years. Dr. Immacula Cann pledges to deliver different results that will help this town of approximately 53,000 residents move forward.