Democrat Stamford mayoral candidate David Martin defeated Republican Michael Fedele to become the city’s next mayor Tuesday night. Unofficial vote results had Martin clinching the victory by about 13-hundred votes.
By 9 p-m Fedele announced he was conceding after Martin took 11 of the 20 precincts. Democrats say Martin’s win was a result of grassroots support. They say Martin was able to tap into a feeling that city government had become less than transparent over the last four years. Martin acknowledged the work had just begun.
Stamford Board of Finance member David Martin defeated state Representative William Tong in Tuesday's primary. Tong was endorsed by Governor Dannel Malloy but was only able to get 48% of the popular vote, compared to Martin's 52%.
Two men are vying for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Stamford: City Representative David Martin and State Representative William Tong. WSHU's Bill Buchner spoke with Martin about the race, asking his reaction to the news that the Tong campaign mailed a flyer directing voters to incorrect polling locations for Tuesday's primary.