NORWALK, Conn. – Common Councilman Michael Geake is continuing to play a game of psychological Pong when it comes to his political affiliation.
Geake, a District B councilman who changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Unaffiliated last year and began caucusing with the Republicans, attended Thursday night’s meeting of the Republican Town Committee. Asked if he was going to become a Republican, he said no — he had, in fact, switched back to being a Democrat on Wednesday.
Geake said he would run for re-election, but “didn’t know which line he would be on.”
Later, he said in an email that he needed to be a Democrat to vote in the primary.
Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Amanda Brown said in an email that she would have to ask District B chairman Bobby Burgess and Travis Simms of A Better South Norwalk about the situation.
“At present, I have not been officially notified of Michael Geake’s intention to run for office as an endorsed Democratic candidate,” she said.
Geake said in a 2009 Facebook post that he didn’t “consider politics to be a team sport where you can play on one side today and the other tomorrow. I am a member of the Democratic Party because of what I believe. I am a member of the Working Families Party for the same reason. I did not join either simply because I was offered a place on their ticket. How could you trust me if I did?”