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2023 Election

  • Rilling, Scicchitano upbeat about campaigns; vote tomorrow

    Rilling, Scicchitano upbeat about campaigns; vote tomorrow

    Norwalkers head to the polls tomorrow. Undecided? You can find an astounding amount of information on NancyOnNorwalk’s 2023 Election tab. From debate coverage to questionnaires that inspired thoughtful commentary from candidates, NoN is your go-to source. You’ll even find a sample ballot below. Both Mayoral candidates are feeling positive. Republican candidate Vinny Scicchitano said that…

  • Election clarifications: Senior Tax Relief, Workforce Housing costs, ‘tax credits’

    Election clarifications: Senior Tax Relief, Workforce Housing costs, ‘tax credits’

    Though one Republican candidate said “there’s nothing” for seniors struggling to pay property taxes, Norwalk does has an Elderly Tax Relief Program and the number of recipients is said to have increased. Another candidate spoke of workforce housing rents as being $2,000 and up, though the one-bedroom rent is less than $1,800.

  • BoE candidates quizzed in Norwalk ACTS forum

    BoE candidates quizzed in Norwalk ACTS forum

    Brien McMahon High School students quizzed eight Board of Education candidates in a forum presented by Norwalk ACTS in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Norwalk. Each candidate was asked two unique questions before the forum concluded with everyone answering the same question, which they were provided in advance. District A Republican/Independent District…

  • Bonenfant endorsed by Norwalk firefighters

    Bonenfant endorsed by Norwalk firefighters

    Norwalk Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 830, has endorsed Republican candidate Richard Bonenfant for Common Council at Large.  “Richard has a committed and vested interest in Norwalk and its citizens,” the union’s executive board wrote. “He’s demonstrated this through his elected positions and affiliations with charitable work for local causes such as veterans programs among others.…

  • Why John Levin deserves your vote for Norwalk At Large Common Council

    Why John Levin deserves your vote for Norwalk At Large Common Council

    First full disclosure, I am John’s wife of 32 years though I have kept my family name and show no signs of a blue beard, except by association. Many might be tempted to write John off because of his appearance – don’t do it. This is the first time John Levin has run for public…

  • The Blue Beard Guy

    The Blue Beard Guy

    I first met John Levin in August of 1995. I was six years old and I’d just spent the last few years living in Croatia as a refugee from Bosnia, where I was born. I remember he had this loud laugh and perhaps most importantly for me at the time, he had a pool at…

  • Norwalk needs political diversity

    Norwalk needs political diversity

    What do national political personalities or issues have to do with Norwalk’s local elections? Nothing, they simply distract, so local issues never see the light of day. Such has been the case for nearly a decade. The increased polarization of our two-party system has resulted in states dominated by Republican or Democrat governments. Connecticut is…

  • Remember to vote Tuesday

    Remember to vote Tuesday

    The League of Women Voters Of Norwalk wants to remind everyone to vote next Tuesday, Nov. 7. Voter turnout rates are notoriously low for local (aka municipal) elections in Connecticut. In the most recent one, 2021, only 32% of eligible voters turned out to vote in their local election. Local elections have a much more…

  • Common Council, District B: Darlene Young

    Common Council, District B: Darlene Young

    District B, Democrat, incumbent I have lived in Norwalk most of my adult life and have both worked and served in several areas for the City of Norwalk as an employee and as an elected official. From 1998 to 2005, I coordinated a Department of Justice initiative called Weed & Seed Initiative in partnership with the…

  • Common Council At-Large: Jo Bennett

    Common Council At-Large: Jo Bennett

    At Large, Independent I am a recruitment marketing professional – which I realize isn’t a familiar job title for many people! My role is to help my company attract quality job candidates. You widen that aperture, and one glaring Norwalk need is to attract businesses that are looking to attract quality job candidates with well-paying jobs –…

  • Vote Paladino for City Sheriff

    Vote Paladino for City Sheriff

    I think Ron Paladino would make an excellent Norwalk City Sheriff. He is kind, honest, hard-working, and reasonable. A good person who cares about people and our city, a lifelong resident of Norwalk for almost 65 years. For the four years I have known him and the 56 years my husband Bryan has known him, we have witnessed Ron’s concern and…

  • Common Council At-Large: Josh Goldstein

    Common Council At-Large: Josh Goldstein

    At-Large, Democrat As a plaintiff’s attorney and a trial lawyer, it is my job to be an advocate for people who have been injured due to negligent and reckless actions. As a council member, I also feel it is a job all about advocacy for constituents and policy priorities that are important to them. As…

  • Rilling touts new Manresa owner as ‘better to work with’ than NRG; Scicchitano decries surprise nature of sale

    Rilling touts new Manresa owner as ‘better to work with’ than NRG; Scicchitano decries surprise nature of sale

    Manresa Island has become a hot topic given the surprise sale of the property just days before the municipal election. Democratic incumbent Mayor Harry Rilling, put on the spot in a pair of debates, has highlighted the $75,000 the City invested in co-funding a study of potential uses for the prominent 125-acre waterfront site, with…

  • Q&A With Common Council Members By District

    Q&A With Common Council Members By District

    NancyOnNorwalk recently sent out questions to all candidates for Common Council. In the last of our 3-part series covering Board of Education and Common Council elections here are the responses from those seeking elections to represent specific districts in Norwalk. Questions were sent via email and the answers have not been edited or copy-edited other…

  • Rilling wins NPD union endorsement

    Rilling wins NPD union endorsement

    Democratic Mayor Harry Rilling has once again been endorsed for reelection by the Norwalk Police Union, Local 1727. Rilling, former Norwalk Police Chief, has been endorsed by the union in each of his six campaigns for Mayor. Union President David O’Connor, in a news release, praised Rilling for his commitment to public safety and his…

  • Common Council, District A: Nicol Ayers

    Common Council, District A: Nicol Ayers

    District A, Democrat I have 20 years in human services which has afforded me the opportunity to connected with people facing both social and economic barriers in the community. This gives me both insight and passion with my work on both Ad Hoc Sustainability and community Services Committee. As a person in executive leadership in…