NORWALK, Conn. – One of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination for mayor is gearing up for the November election three weeks ahead of the Sept. 10 primary.
The Harry Rilling for Mayor campaign has put out a call for “summer and fall” interns to help with the former police chief’s bid to unseat four-term Republican incumbent Richard Moccia.
Rilling is considered a front-runner for the nomination, along with Vinny Mangiacopra. Also running are Common Councilman Matt Miklave, and former Town Clerk Andy Garfunkel. Rilling and Mangiacopra were the top two vote-getters for the nomination at the Democratic Town Committee convention, but neither got enough votes to avoid a primary.
The Rilling campaign says it is looking for “bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and help elect the next mayor of Norwalk,” according to a press release from the campaign.
The hours are flexible and no experience is necessary. The program is designed to be an “enriching educational experience, where participants engage in daily field activities, learn from seasoned campaign staff and hear from various speakers,” the release says.
Responsibilities, the release states, will include campaign field work (canvassing, phone banks), recruitment and training of volunteers, publicity event planning, communications and voter contact management.