|Chris Petter, Chair-elect|
In a surprising move, at least surprising to this Insider, Middletown Republican Town Committee Chairman Ken McClellan nominated Bill Wilson, current Vice-Chair of the RTC, for the office of Chair. Also nominated for Chair by RTC newcomer Troy Meeker, was Chris Petter. Petter won election by a two vote margin.
The 35 year old Petter is a relative newcomer to Middletown, just six years ago having adopted her as his home town. He and his wife Kelly decided they were committed to our fair city and bought a home here, two and a half years ago.
Chris has been a member of the Middletown RTC since 2014 and was a candidate for the city's Board of Education, last November. A 2006 Maryland University grad with a law degree from Quinnipiac University, Petter is now an attorney at the firm of McHugh, Chapman and Vargas.
Bill Wilson was re-elected as Vice-Chair, Helen Landry re-elected Secretary, and Linda Salafia as Treasurer. Salafia is also a member of the Common Council.