Voters are casting ballots in municipal elections in several Connecticut cities and towns on Tuesday. New Haven is the largest city in the state in which a mayor’s office is at stake.
Tuesday’s municipal elections in Connecticut are the first in which voters will be allowed to register and vote on the same day. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says this is good news for voters who previously would have been locked out of the process.
Tuesday’s election for mayor in New Haven, Connecticut, pits a veteran state politician against a relative newcomer. Sixty-six year-old state Senator Toni Harp, a New Haven resident for the past 40 years, hopes her 20 years of experience at the state Capitol will help sway voters her way. Thirty eight-year-old city Alderman Justin Elicker has lived in New Haven for six years. He hopes his newcomer status will attract enough voters to swing the election his way.
Republican Mayor Dick Moccia and Democratic challenger Harry Rilling sparred over the city's progress on economic development, diversity on the city's boards and commissions, NEON and more on Tuesday at a breakfast event sponsored by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce at the Norwalk Inn. The four-term mayor says he's proud of his record; Rilling says more should've been accomplished over the last eight years.
The last debate of Stamford candidates for mayor took place at the Ferguson Library on Thursday evening. Candidates Michael Fedele, Kathleen Murphy, David Martin and John Zito and answered questions about the city budget, how they'd staff their cabinet, how Stamford should protect itself against future storms, medical marijuana and other topics. The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters.