2013 Top 12 Countdown: Rilling posts resounding win in mayor’s race

NORWALK, Conn. – Today we bring you the 11th story in our Top 12 countdown – the 12 stories that drew the most page views on this site in in 2013.

Through New Year’s Day, we are rehashing our most popular stories, along with any updates, with a link to the original story. We are presenting them in reverse order; we began Saturday, Dec. 21, the 12th most popular, and are working our way to No. 1.

Throughout the holiday season, as official action slows to a crawl, we are taking a look back at what we feel were the biggest Norwalk government, school and social service stories of the year, and we’ll take a look ahead at what 2014 may bring.

Our second-most-read story of 2013: Rilling unseats Moccia in Norwalk mayoral race.

Richard Moccia, the Republican, was the four-term incumbent running on his record. Harry Rilling, a native Norwalker who served 41 years on the Norwalk Police Department – 17 as chief – was the Democratic challenger running on a platform of civility, inclusion, grand list growth and quality of life improvements. Rilling won by 9 points, or 1,492 votes (9006 to 7,514).



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