Connecticut politician calls Delray ‘boring’ ... and here’s the city’s response

Jan 24, 2018
The Palm Beach Post
Cary Glickstein, mayor of Delray Beach, hosts a Town Hall Meeting on education at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

DELRAY BEACH — People apparently are flocking from Connecticut to Florida, an occurrence so commonplace that a Connecticut governor candidate was asked about it during a television news interview.

How can Connecticut compete with a warm-weather state with no income tax, WFSB news anchor Dennis House asked Ned Lamont, a Democrat vying for governor.

“Look, Delray on a Thursday night is pretty boring. Connecticut has got a lot going for it,” Lamont retorts in the one-minute news clip.

Well, that didn’t sit well with Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein. He defended Delray Beach from sunny South Florida in a statement to the station.

“Connecticut is a great state, but I don’t think Mr. Lamont has been to Delray Beach recently … three-time All-American City and Rand McNally’s ‘Most Fun Small Town in America,’ ” Glickstein told the station.

While the ‘Most Fun Small Town’ accolade was handed down five years ago, Delray Beach topped a list of 650 competing cities. And judging solely on parking — or lack thereof, one can argue downtown Delray Beach remains a hot spot most nights.

Watch WFSB’s news clip here.