Democratic and Republican City Election Candidates for 2017

With Autumn just around the corner, election season will be coming into full swing. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party have both put forward their slates for the city elections on November 7th.

For Mayor, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Merril Gay Erin Stewart

For Town and City Clerk, the two parties have nominated the same candidate:

Democratic Republican
Mark Bernacki Mark Bernacki

For Tax Collector, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Lanette Spranzo Macaruso Cheryl Blogoslawski

For City Treasurer, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Ron Jakubowski Mark Degrandis

The City Council (officially called the “Common Council”) consists of fifteen members (called “Aldermen” and “Alderwomen”) elected in two different ways.

Five of the City Council members are elected citywide, or “At-Large”. For City Council At Large, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Manny Sanchez Desiree Costa
Eva Magnuszewski Tremell Collins
Yvonne Muniz Jim Sanders, Jr.
Katie Breslin Daniel Davis
Richard Reyes Daniel Salerno

Each voter in the city can vote for up to five candidates for At-Large Council member and the top five are elected.


Ten of the Council members are elected from five City Council “Wards”.  Each Ward represents certain neighborhoods of the city. The voters in each Ward elect two Council members to represent them. In each Ward each voter can vote for two candidates and the top two are elected.

For Ward 1 City Council, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Veronica DeLandro Jamie Giantonio
Molly McGuire Willie Pabon

For Ward 2 City Council, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Lamar Bowsky Kristian Rosado
Brian Keith Albert Jerrell Hargraves

For Ward 3 City Council, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Aram Ayalon Joel Moret
Iris Sanchez Jason Gibson

For Ward 4 City Council, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Bobby Berriault Don Naples
Ann Speyer Robert Smedley

For Ward 5 City Council, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. Miriam Geraci
Francisco Santiago Carmelo Rodriguez

For Board of Education, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Daisy Sanchez Nick Mercier
Violet Sims Mallory Deprey
Annie Parker Nancy Rodriguez

Each voter can vote for three candidates and the top five are elected.


For Board of Assessment Appeals, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Wyatt Bosworth Todd Cheney
Mary Wilson Alex Carver

Each voter can vote for two candidates and the top three are elected. The Board of Assessment Appeals is responsible for hearing people’s appeals of their property tax assessments.


For Constables, the candidates are:

Democratic Republican
Willie Justiniano Dick Moreno
Patrice Smith Sean Steele
Tom Shields Al Zaniewski
Peter Spano Tom Talalaj

Each voter can vote for four candidates and the top eight are elected. As a result, all of the candidates nominated as constables by the Democratic and Republican parties are elected.

Editor’s note 10/3/2017: The article was changed to reflect that Ann Speyer is now one of the Democratic City Council candidates in Ward 4 and that Mary Wilson is now a Democratic candidate for Board of Assessment Appeals.