NORWALK, Conn – Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday he has endorsed Harry Rilling for Mayor. Rilling also picked up the backing of the Norwalk Association of School Administrators.
The union also endorsed Board of Education candidates Steve Colarossi, Artie Kassimis, Shirley Mosby and Andres Roman.
In a statement, Malloy lauded Rilling for his experience and leadership in the city of Norwalk.
“Norwalk needs a mayor that can get the city moving again,” Malloy said. “Harry has the experience, leadership, and management style needed to bring change to a city like Norwalk.”
Malloy said when he was mayor of Stamford he enjoyed working with Rilling, then Noralk’s police chief.
“As police chief he was open, transparent, and always got the job done,” Malloy said. “I know that when he is mayor he’ll be the same way.”
The Norwalk Association of School Administrators endorsement came in a statement from union head Tony Ditrio. The union represents all the principals, house masters, assistant principals, and supervisory staff of the Norwalk Public Schools.
“Our desire is to have a mayor and Board of Education that will work hard to make the Norwalk Public Schools the best it can be for the children of Norwalk,” Ditrio said in the statement. “We are endorsing those candidates who we feel will contribute the most to helping us provide a quality education to ALL of our students.”