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.