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Norwalk Republicans fill slate for November election

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Norwalk Republican Common Councilman Doug Hempstead is running for re-election.

Updated, 5:07 a.m., comment from the mayor.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Republicans on Monday evening nominated an underticket that features six sitting Common Council members, several newcomers and some familiar faces seeking new roles.

“This is a great ticket with a balance of experience and new dedicated individuals who are willing to work for this city,” Mayor Richard Moccia said. “I am proud to be on the ticket with them.”

The slate:

Town clerk

Rick McQuaid

Common Council

District A: Robert Mercurio and Edmund Ryan

District B: Frank Verdone and Edward McQuillan

District C: Michelle Maggio and Sarah Mann

District D: Jerry Petrini and Shannon O’Toole Giandurco

District E: Emily Wilson and David McCarthy

At Large

Joe Kendy

Glenn Iannacone

Richard Bonenfant

Doug Hempstead

Democrat Bruce Kimmel

Board of Education

John Bazzano

Sue Haynie

Lauren Rosato

Artie Kassimis

City treasurer

Ralph A. DePanfilis

City sheriff

Nikitas Handrinos

Selectmen

Brian J. Smith

Kathryn Angela Martino

Constable

John Romano

Art Scialabba

Fred Bondi

Peter D. Andreoli, Jr.

1st Taxing District

Commissioner: Robert Mercurio

Treasurer: Brian Smith

2nd Taxing District

Commissioner: Cesar Ramirez

Commissioner:  Edward McQuillan

Treasurer: Harold Bonnet

3rd Taxing District

Commissioner: Jim Anderson

Treasurer: Michael F. Intrieri

6th Taxing District

Commissioner: Tammy Langalis

Treasurer: John Verel

In accepting the nomination for councilman at large, Kendy said his family has a history of public service in Norwalk. Police Chief Frank Virgulak was his cousin, as was Jean O’Connor, first lady to former Mayor Thomas O’Connor, who also served on the council and as a state representative. His wife was a nurse with the Norwalk Public Health Department for a couple of years, and his daughter worked a couple of years in the tax collectors office.

Iannacone referred to his own service.

“I was proud to serve the city of Norwalk Fire Department for 31 years,” said Iannacone. “I was sworn in by Mayor Moccia when he was fire commissioner. I always wanted to be on the council and now I can serve with Mayor Moccia.”

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