CHESHIRE—The Cheshire Democratic Town Committee announced its endorsement of candidates for the Nov. 5 local election, stressing quality rather than quantity, during its caucus on Tuesday at the Cheshire Senior Center.
The candidates endorsed for re-election include Town Council incumbents Patti Flynn-Harris (At Large), Peter Talbot (4th District) and Jeffrey Falk (3rd District) and Board of Education incumbent Anne Harrigan.
All candidates for office were interviewed by the CDTC Nominating Sub-Committee. Any person interested in getting the Democratic Endorsement to run for office is required to interview with this sub-committee. The sub-committee conducts interviews that follow a specific set of guidelines. Questions asked are tailored to the position the candidate is running for in the upcoming election.
"Heading into this year, as a Party, we were determined to put forward the best possible candidates,” said Jim Jinks, District 2 Town Council candidate and CDTC Vice Chairman. “Our strategy and our respect for the voters demanded a quality over quantity approach.
“Rather than just fill out the slate with names, we are united, supporting our candidates 110 percent. We know the entire slate is ready to work hard, present a vision and reverse Cheshire’s decline.”
TOWN COUNCIL (AT LARGE): Patti Flynn-Harris, Lynn Alvey Dawson
TOWN COUNCIL (DISTRICT): A. Fiona Pearson (1st District), Jim Jinks (2nd District), Jeffrey Falk (3rd District), Peter Talbot (4th District)
BOARD OF EDUCATION: Anne Harrigan, Christopher Affie, Samantha P. Rosenberg, Jami Ferguson
BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS: Laura DeCaprio, Kathy Held
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: Robert J, Anderson, Matt Bowman
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION (ALTERNATES): Kathleen (Casey) Downes,
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: Breina Schain, Jerry Devine, Christine Norton
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS (ALTERNATES): Hal “Hap” Jordan
CONSTABLE: Ron Gagliardi, Aleta Looker
The Cheshire Democratic Town Committee is the official body of the Democratic Party in Cheshire. It serves to promote Democratic Party candidates for elected office and local measures that are consistent with Democratic Party values. The Democratic Party endorsements for candidates were finalized at a caucus of the CDTC on Tuesday (July 23).
Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter at the New Haven Register for 36 years.