Phil Pessina and Joe Bibisi were both offered other seats on the slate; a spot on the PZ and the City Treasurer slot respectively. Former Councilman Earle Roberts also was declined a requested seat on the council seat. He was nominated from the floor for planning and zoning but declined the nomination.
Below is a video graciously sent in by reader Darrell Lucas who attended the Middletown Republican Town Committee meeting and interviewed some of the candidates chosen for the upcoming Municipal election by the Town Committee. The editing of this video was done by Lucas and posting is with his permission.