July 24, 2019

Hamden GOP Endorses Kaye & 14-Member Slate

by LAURA GLESBY , New Haven Independent, Jul 24, 2019 7:56 am

HAMDEN — Hamden Republicans rallied support for 15 candidates running for municipal office on Tuesday night — over twice the number of candidates the party put up for election in 2017.

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July 23, 2019

Read Jay Kaye's Acceptance Spech


I would like to thank the Hamden Republican Town Committee for your endorsement. 


Moving forward, together we will adhere to the principles of respect, civility, open communication, and unity. We will use these principles to promote a leadership model here in Hamden that restores the quality of life to those who have seen it slip away and improve the quality of life for those who have been left out. 


I pledge to use my experience, my temperament, and my work ethic to ensure that communication, cooperation, collaboration and teamwork across the board, will create a momentum and a bridge that will take Hamden to a solid and stable footing, where all are involved and all are included. We will work together with our Legislative Council, with our Departments, with our Town employees, with our Board of Education, with our unions, with our commissions and most importantly, with our residents. 


By working in an efficient, open and professional way, together we will regain respect and dignity and be proud of Hamden, the town we love, while at the same time, restore Hamden to a Town we can afford and the hometown we cannot afford to leave behind.  


Thank you. And now let’s get to work, for Hamden.

July 20, 2019

Kaye Defines Hamden's Fiscal Health


By offering and implementing fair and sustainable solutions to solve the budget management problems that have stretched the taxpayers of Hamden to the breaking point. Hamden's more than twenty years of debt, obligation, spending and departmental mismanagement has created a calamitous fiscal climate in Hamden, which if allowed to continue, will push Hamden past the point of financial no return. Our departments, contracts, pension debt obligations, methods of revenue, and financial planning all need to be made transparent and be understandable to the taxpayer. The current 48.73 mill rate is a sign that Hamden is failing. Hamden needs strong leadership, someone with the ability to generate constructive negotiations and implement the practice of disciplined operating expense management across all of Hamden's departments. This can only be achievable with the right choice for mayor. Vote Jay Kaye and be Hamden Proud!

May 29, 2019

Kaye Vows To Restore Stability

by Sam Gurwitt, New Haven Independent, May 29, 2019, 7:15 am

HAMDEN — Jay Kaye has spent 30 years restoring buildings. Now, he said, he would like to do the same to his hometown of Hamden by doing away with political impasses in town government, creating balance, and restoring the town to a stable fiscal position.

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May 9, 2019

GOP Hamden Mayoral Hopeful ‘not a Typical Republican’

By Clare Dignan, New Haven Register, Updated 5:42 pm EDT, Thursday, May 9, 2019

HAMDEN — Mayor Curt B. Leng has more than one opponent to face in the next election.

Jay Kaye, a manager for a private commercial company, is seeking the Republican nomination for mayor but said he’s not a run of the mill party candidate.

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