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Once Around the City: Amanda Brown not on DTC candidate list

Norwalk Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Amanda Brown.

NORWALK, Conn. – Many familiar names are on the list of candidates for the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee (DTC), but one familiar name is missing – Amanda Brown.

The DTC chairwoman, who was involved in a physical altercation with DTC District E member Bill Krummel and his wife, Regina, in July, is not listed among the candidates this year. Both Krummels are running for membership in District E.

Brown did not return a Dec. 18 email request about her intentions.

Also among those not on the list: Carvin Hilliard, who has moved out of state, Bobby Burgess and Susan Wallerstein.

The deadline to announce candidacy was Dec. 26. A caucus to endorse seven candidates from each of the five districts will be held Thursday, Jan. 9. Democrats may also become candidates at the caucus. New caucus-night candidates become write-in candidates on the ballot.

All ballots will be hand-counted at the end of the caucus. Tabulator equipment will not be used.

Any Democrat in the district may participate in the caucus. They will be checked in on an official “Checker List” just as in a general election or primary.

The time and locations of the district caucuses will be published, by state law, at least five days before the caucus.

The successful candidates from the caucus become the endorsed candidates for the town committee. They can be challenged by the petition process. Petitions can be obtained from Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells’ office beginning the day after the caucus and must be filed by Jan. 29. If enough petition signatures are gathered, a primary election will be scheduled for March 4.

“This happened two years ago in District B in Norwalk and is a common occurrence in towns around the state,” Wells said in an email.

The primary winners, or the endorsed candidates if no primary is held, become the Democratic Town Committee members for the following two years.

List of candidates, click here: The 2014 DTC candidates

Republican Town Committee caucus Jan. 8

Norwalk Republicans will be hold their endorsement caucus for Town Committee (RTC) membership at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Norwalk Inn. The caucus is open to all registered Republican electors, who may cast their vote for their district representatives to the RTC.

“We are also extending an open invitation to people who may be interested in local politics or who may just want to get involved with the RTC to immediately contact myself or their current district leader,” Chairman Art Scialabba said in an email press release. “With this invitation, we are hoping that some new people come forward and volunteer to get involved and possibly join the Town Committee or to become auxiliary members in their districts.”

Scialabba recently announced he would be stepping down as RTC chairman.

For a list of RTC officers and district representatives, click here: Republican Town Committee

Haroldo Williams joins Lockwood-Mathews board

Haroldo Williams has joined the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Board of Trustees.

Haroldo Williams
Haroldo Williams

Williams, a Norwalk resident, is senior vice president, operations & information solutions for DocInsight in Wayne, N.J., a healthcare information technology firm developing patient engagement communication solutions.

“We are thrilled that Haroldo Williams is joining the museum’s Board of Trustees,” said LMMM Chairman Patsy Brescia in a press release. “Mr. Williams’ significant experience in the IT industry and commitment to non-profits will be of great service to the Board as we continue to develop strategies to enhance this National Historic Landmark.”

Williams’ business experience is in developing strategy, planning and implementation of solutions integration and business process outsourcing initiatives for Fortune 500 companies spanning the financial services, insurance and healthcare markets. Previous to DocInsight, he held the position of vice president, global technology integration services at Pitney Bowes Management Services in Stamford. Before that, Williams was with Bowne/RR Donnelley in New York, a leading financial communications services firm as vice president, enterprise operations.

Williams received a Masters of Science degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering both from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas. He has been on the Norwalk Human Rights Commission, a member of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and mentor in the Norwalk Public Schools.

“It is an honor to become part of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum,” said Williams in the release. “This institution is a National Historical Landmark that serves the City of Norwalk as an educational and cultural resource. I look forward to helping the organization achieve its strategic goals of increasing community access, preserving the mansion, and continuing to provide outstanding arts and cultural programs to Fairfield County.”

Comments

6 responses to “Once Around the City: Amanda Brown not on DTC candidate list”

  1. Mike Mushak

    Congratulations Haroldo!

  2. Susan Wallerstein

    Agree, Mike. Haroldo is terrific. FYI I resigned from DTC last August.

  3. dawn

    i met Mr. Williams at a Community meeting last month. He seemed to be great person and wants to do good things for Norwalk.

  4. SoNoCC

    Haraldo, congratulations from all your friends here at SoNoCC!

  5. McKeen Shanogg

    I want to know why only the Republicans are asking new people to show up and get involved. What if you’re not a Republican?

    How do you find out what district you are in and where your caucus is being held, if it’s not the Norwalk Inn? Where is this information going to be “published, by state law”? It doesn’t help to know where a certain district caucus is going to be if you don’t know what district you are in.

    Also, do they have a caucus for other parties like Libertarian, Green, Working Families?

  6. Debora

    The Democratic party encourages all members to be involved. We welcome your participation. Please check the Web site for the by-laws and for contact information to join a district committee. http://www.norwalkdems.com/ndtc/

    To find out which District you are in, you can go to the city website in the residents section under where do I vote and enter you address in the database. Or you can find your location on the district map at http://www.norwalkct.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=299

    The caucus announcements will appear in the newspaper in the next few days (believe it will be the Hour, but I am not on the DTC so am unsure what they have decided). I am betting NON will provide the info as well.

    I hope many, many Norwalk Dems take the time to get to know their candidates and take the few minutes required to vote and make their voice heard on the 9th.

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