New London police union announces endorsements for city council

New London — The New London Police Union AFSCME Local 724, has endorsed a slate of four Democrats and three Republicans for city council.

The union is throwing its support behind Democratic incumbent city councilors, Wade Hyslop and Michael Passero, and newcomers Marie Friess-McSparran and Anthony Nolan, a New London police officer.

The union is also supporting incumbent City Councilor Adam Sprecace, and newcomers Brian Giesing and Michael Doyle, all Republicans.

George Potts, a city police office and union member, was also endorsed by the union but has since withdrawn from the race, according to the union.

“These candidates each bring unique skill sets to City Council that will compliment and balance each other as elected councilors to help move the city in a new direction with the new strong Mayor form of government. We look forward to working with all of them for a new and better New London,” Darrin O’Mara, union president, said in a prepared statement.

The endorsement process included a candidate pre-qualifying questionnaire, analysis of the candidates' views on government, economic development, taxes and labor relations issues and interviews, according to Todd Lynch, union vice president.

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