Norwalk Democrats to elect DTC members

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Democrats are set to elect a 2018-20 Town Committee Thursday evening.

It’s a contest in three of the five Norwalk Council districts, while Districts A and C have lined up only 11 candidates for the 11 seats available.

Caucuses begin at 7:30 p.m.

The candidates, according to Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells:


District A (11)

  • Nicol Ayers
  • Andres J. Bermudez-Hallstrom
  • Julie Corbett
  • Dickson F. DeMarche
  • David Heuvelman
  • Laoise King
  • Eloisa Melendez
  • Elsa Peterson Obuchowski
  • Kadeem Roberts
  • Jeremy Rotner
  • Darius Williams

District B (15)

  • Erik Anderson
  • Ron Banks
  • Jim Clark
  • Phaedrel Bowman
  • Ray Dunlap
  • Daisy Franklin
  • Manny Langella
  • Bruce V. Morris
  • Mike Mushak
  • Sonia Oliver
  • William Roberts
  • Travis Simms
  • Sharon Stewart
  • Sandra Stokes
  • Martha Wooten-Dumas


District C (11)

  • David Brown
  • Ed Holowinko
  • John Kydes
  • Linda Langston
  • Lisa Nuzzo
  • Pam Parkington
  • Samuel Pride
  • Beth Siegelbaum
  • Stephanie Thomas
  • Johnnie Mae Weldon
  • Brenda Penn-Williams


District D (12 candidates and three backups)

  • Kay Anderson
  • Greg Burnett (if necessary)
  • Robert Keyes
  • Bruce Kimmel
  • Donna King (if necessary)
  • Pat Marshock
  • Barbara Meyer-Mitchell (if necessary)
  • Dr. Lynne Moore
  • Parthena “Penny” Page-Fort
  • William Pappa
  • Warren Peña
  • Marilyn Robinson
  • David Rosenberg
  • Nick Sacchinelli
  • Joe Tamburri

(Candidates are listed as “if necessary” because they were willing to serve if they were needed to reach a full slate of 11.)



District E (14)

  • Mike Barbis
  • Marc Bradley
  • Debra D’Arinzo
  • Colin Hosten
  • John Igneri
  • Nora King
  • Ron Kowalski
  • Tom Livingston
  • Esther Murillo
  • Frank Nash
  • Lucia Rilling
  • Kate Tepper
  • Pat Tinto
  • Galen Wells


At all contested caucuses, the polls shall remain open for voting until 9 p.m., DTC Chairman Ed Camacho said. If there’s a tie a run-off election would be held on Friday.

Polling locations are:

  • District A: Tracy School, 20 Camp Street
  • District B: Smilow Life Center, 2 Merritt Place
  • District C: Nathan Hale Middle School, 176 Strawberry Hill Ave.
  • District D: Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road
  • District E – Norwalk City Hall, first floor lounge, 125 East Ave.

Anyone whose name appeared on the last completed enrollment lists of the Democratic Party in the District holding the caucus will be allowed into the caucus and permitted to vote.


Stuart Wells January 11, 2018 at 7:33 am

The list of current DTC candidates will continue to evolve during the day, and, per Norwalk DTC rules, any registered Democrat may still become a candidate at the very beginning of the caucus for his or her district. Any such “last-minute” candidate is strongly advised to be “on time” (7:30 p.m.) — a little early would be even smarter.

Donna Smirniotopoulos January 11, 2018 at 11:43 am

Have the parties considered taking steps to avoid conflicts of interest among district reps who also serve Norwalk other capacities? I’m less concerned about CC members cross representing their districts than elected BOE and especially appointed land use body members also acting as party loyalists in their respective districts. Do they at least have to sign conflict of interest statements? Do they prioritize the interests of Norwalk over the interests of Party?

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