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Conroy remains lone Republican seeking Norwalk mayoralty; Wink plans run for Council

Norwalk Republican Town Committee Chairman Andy Conroy. (File photo)
Former City Clerk Ellen Wink. (File photo)

Correction, 6 p.m.: Conroy was 6TD treasurer. Updated, 4 a.m., May 31: Photo added.

NORWALK, Conn. – Change of plans – Ellen Wink is not going to be running for mayor, she said.

The Republican said Monday that she thinks it would be “better for all if I back Andy (Conroy) and run for Council.”

Conroy, Republican Town Committee Chairman, filed papers Friday to run for mayor, challenging Mayor Harry Rilling for reelection. Wink has been talking about running for mayor and promising to file papers, he said Saturday. Wink, former City Clerk, confirmed that and said she’d be filing on Tuesday.

Instead, she’s running for Common Council, she said in an email Tuesday.  She did not answer a request for further comment.

Republicans will sort out who their mayoral candidate is at their July convention, Conroy said.

Rilling was first elected in 2013 and is running for a third two-year term. Conroy is a former Council member and former Sixth Taxing District Treasurer.

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One response to “Conroy remains lone Republican seeking Norwalk mayoralty; Wink plans run for Council”

  1. Bill Dunne

    We all know that leadership at City Hall is sorely lacking. Andy Conroy is a leader. He knows Norwalk. He knows about the damage being done to our town by the weakness of the Rilling administration. He knows how to fix it. Lucky for all of us that Andy is stepping up to the plate.

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