Norwalk politicians’ citywide ‘horse race’ tally

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Campaign signs greet voters Tuesday at Brookside Elementary School.

NORWALK, Conn. – There were 16,761 ballots cast in last Tuesday’s municipal election. While the winners in each category have been announced, it might be fun to look at a tally of and see how each individual candidate did city-wide, a veritable popularity contest.

It’s something the politicians we’ve talked to seem to have on their minds.

Here’s the tally:

Rick McQuaid 9,972

Harry Rilling 9,006

Anna Duleep 8,198

Ralph Depanfilis 8,182

Doug Hempstead 7,806

Richard Bonenfant 7,586

Heidi Keyes 7,517

Richard Moccia 7,514

Glenn Iannaccone 7,497

Bruce Kimmel 7,465

Sharon Stewart 7,378

Shirley Mosby 7,344

Warren Pena 7,285

Fred Bondi 7,231

Olivia Dardy 7,183

Brenda Penn-Williams 7,119

Ray Dunlap 7,070

David Jaegar 7,002

Joe Kendy 6,948

Artie Kassimis 6,917

John Romano 6,812

Nikitas Handrinos 6,702

Peter Andreoli 6,592

Sherelle Harris 6,574

George LaMonica 6,526

Sue Haynie 6,500

Chrisley Ceme 6,325

Deidra Davis 6,567

Ari Disraelly 6,356

Haroldo Williams 6,234

Art Scialabba 6,173

Lauren Rosato 6,109

John Bazzano 6,130

Steve Colarossi 2,074

Andres Roman 1,795



3 responses to “Norwalk politicians’ citywide ‘horse race’ tally”

  1. WOW!

    Wow! It’s quite apparent that the Republican Town Committee did an excellent job of running a united campaign. The fact that the number of votes received by the top of the ticket was fairly consistent across the board with the vote tally of the Party’s at-large candidates indicates to me that the only weakness with the Republicans was at the top of their ticket.
    On the other hand, Harry Rilling outpaced the Democrats’ at-large candidates by an average of more than 2,000 votes! This is an indication of poor leadership in the Democratic Town Committee. The Democratic team did not run a unified campaign. The Democrat-leaning voters reflected the divisiveness within their Party’s campaign in the number of “blank” votes that were cast. Amanda Brown needs to step down. She obviously is a polarizing figure and provided a disservice to the underticket.

  2. EveT

    Given the 4-way Democratic primary and its potential for deep rifts in the party, I think the Democratic slate ended up doing very well. Polls consistently find that voters who identify as Democrats are less likely to wholly accept a party platform. Instead they tend to parse issues and evaluate candidates individually.

  3. Bruce Kimmel

    Eve, all my political life I’ve tried to “parse issues” and “evaluate” candidates, etc., as these typical Democrats generally do. But I kept finding myself a target of local Democrats. After fifteen years, kind of wore me down. It’s not easy to be a typical Democrat, and then get elected to something, in this city.

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