Two Preston candidates owe outstanding car taxes

Preston – Two candidates on the November election ballot have outstanding motor vehicle taxes, and both said the bills would be resolved soon.

Gregory Moran, Sr., an incumbent candidate for Board of Assessment Appeals, owes a combined $550.32 on two vehicles, a 2001 Dodge Durango and a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Moran said the cars will soon be transferred to his wife in a divorce proceeding.

Board of Education candidate Karin Davis owes $61.17 on a 1998 Oldsmobile. She said the check has been sitting on her table at home waiting for a time when she or her husband can get to Town Hall when it is open. She said they prefer to pay in person rather than through the mail. Preston does not have online bill paying.

Petitioning first selectman candidate Vincent Eleazer also had owed $121 on a 2002 Jeep, but Eleazer said he had seen news stories in The Day about candidate back taxes in other towns and decided to check on his own bills. He said he no longer owns the vehicle and wasn't aware of the bill, which he paid off last week.

The town clerk/tax collector's office confirmed that Eleazer paid the bill.

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