Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reader Submitted Video: Local Middletown Republicans Release Slate for 2013 Election Cycle

 Incumbent councilwomen Linda Salafia, and Deborah Kleckowski were nominated by the party for the GOP Common Council slate. Nick Fazzino (former P&Z commissioner), Sebastian Giuliano (formed 3 term mayor) Sandra Driska-Russo, David Bauer (former councilman) and Ryan Kennedy (former BOE member) were all nominated to the GOP slate for common council. Incumbent councilmen Phil Pessina and Joe Bibisi were not re-nominated by the party. Driska-Russo recently retired as Town Clerk.
David Bauer was also nominated for Planning and Zoning joining Robert Simpson and Jeremy Clark. 
Linda Sienkiewicz, Brian Kaskel, Marie Norwood, and  William Wilson, were nominated to join incumbent Sheila Daniels for board of education as a candidate.
Jeremy Clark was nominated as P&Z alternate. David Greaves and Jon Pulino were nominated to for Board of Assessment Appeals. Ryan Kennedy is nominated for treasurer.

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. 
The Hartford Courant, Middletown Eye Blog, Middletown Press, and Middletown Patch blog all covered the event and provide their respective editorials.
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.




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