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:
|Merril Gay||Erin Stewart|
For Town and City Clerk, the two parties have nominated the same candidate:
|Mark Bernacki||Mark Bernacki|
For Tax Collector, the candidates are:
|Lanette Spranzo Macaruso||Cheryl Blogoslawski|
For City Treasurer, the candidates are:
|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:
|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:
|Veronica DeLandro||Jamie Giantonio|
|Molly McGuire||Willie Pabon|
For Ward 2 City Council, the candidates are:
|Lamar Bowsky||Kristian Rosado|
|Brian Keith Albert||Jerrell Hargraves|
For Ward 3 City Council, the candidates are:
|Aram Ayalon||Joel Moret|
|Iris Sanchez||Jason Gibson|
For Ward 4 City Council, the candidates are:
|Bobby Berriault||Don Naples|
|Ann Speyer||Robert Smedley|
For Ward 5 City Council, the candidates are:
|Carlo Carlozzi, Jr.||Miriam Geraci|
|Francisco Santiago||Carmelo Rodriguez|
For Board of Education, the candidates are:
|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:
|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:
|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.