NORWALK, Conn. – The combatants in a July 1 altercation that has threatened to further splinter Norwalk’s Democratic Party are meeting Sunday morning for a press conference in front of Norwalk City Hall.
Norwalk Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Amanda Brown, District E Chairman Bill Krummel and Regina Krummel, who is seeking a nomination as a Board of Education candidate, will address the press at 8:30 a.m. at the City Hall entrance, not far from the scene of the fight that resulted in a black eye for Bill Krummel, 84, and a cut elbow for Regina Krummel, 82.
Two of Norwalk’s four Democratic mayoral candidates called for Brown, 38, to resign last week after news broke that she had punched Bill Krummel after he slapped her in an argument stemming from Regina Krummel’s desire to run for the BOE.
Brown has not responded to emails since releasing a statement Wednesday giving her side of the story. The Krummels have not returned phone calls from NancyOnNorwalk since granting an interview the day after the incident.
In a story published Saturday on NancyOnNorwalk, two disaffected party members – Michael Geake and Bruce Kimmel – called for all three to step back from Democratic Party roles, and Kimmel, a Democrat who now caucuses with the Republicans, had harsh words for the overall party leadership. Geake, who left the party in a dispute over his wife’s role, also caucuses with the Republicans.
Check back with NancyOnNorwalk later Sunday morning for coverage of the press conference.