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Local Election News

Federation of Old Lyme Beaches to host 'Meet the Candidates' events

The Federation of Old Lyme Beaches will host "Meet the Candidates" nights. The event for Republican candidates will be held Friday, Aug. 18, and the event for Democratic candidates will be held...

Democrats pick replacement for school board slate

The New London Democratic Town Committee moved quickly this week to find a replacement for Board of Education candidate Scott Garbini on the November ballot.

Republicans want say in New London superintendent search

Republican candidates for the Board of Education want the current school board to wait until after the November elections to choose a new school chief.

Old Lyme Republicans endorse Read to run for first selectwoman

The Republican Town Committee has endorsed Judith Danenhower Read for First Selectwoman and Chris Kerr for Selectman.

Councilor seeks to force Democratic primary in New London

At least one City Councilor is seeking public support to force a primary and win a spot on the November ballot.

Parties endorse six to run for Stonington school board

The Democratic and Republican Town Committees have endorsed canidates for the four open positions on the Board of Education.

Ledyard's Democratic candidates may have to petition for nomination

The Democratic Town Committee is considering endorsing its candidates through the petition process after discovering that its caucus and subsequent endorsements Monday night were invalid because the...

New London Democrats endorse candidates

City Democrats endorsed full slates of candidates for seats on the City Council and Board of Education this week, leaving just one incumbent left to decide whether or not to primary for a spot.

East Lyme Republicans endorse Nickerson; Firmin says he will collect signatures to primary

Incumbent First Selectman Mark Nickerson secured the Republican endorsement for another term in a 155-35 vote at the Republican caucus Monday, winning against Wes Firmin.

Ledyard Republicans endorse candidates

The Ledyard Republican Town Committee endorsed candidates for the upcoming municipal elections at its caucus Tuesday night in Bill Library.

Groton Republicans endorse candidates for town election

Groton Republicans have endorsed seven incumbents, a former state representative and a member of the Charter Revision Commission for town council seats in the coming municipal election.

Waterford town parties endorse candidates for 2017 ballot

Waterford voters in November will decide who fills five open seats on the nine-member school board, three open seats on the seven-member Board of Finance, all 22 seats on the Representative Town...

Lyme Republicans endorse Wayland for first selectman

The Republican Town Committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed Selectman Mark Wayland to run for first selectman.

Salem Republicans nominate candidates for fall election

The Salem Republican Town Committee endorsed candidates for the fall 2017 election at its monthly meeting on Monday.

Preston Democrats cross-endorse Congdon for 12th term

The Democratic Town Committee cross-endorsed 22-year incumbent Republican Robert Congdon for first selectman Monday, and endorsed incumbent Democrat Lynwood Crary for selectman.

Ledyard Democrats nominate candidates

Candidates for town office were endorsed at the Democratic Town Committee caucus on Monday night, although no one emerged to run for the mayor's office against incumbent Mayor Fred Allyn III.

North Stonington Republicans endorse 22-year-old dairy farmer to run for first selectman

The Republican Town Committee selected candidates Monday to fill a full slate of municipal offices, including seats currently held by First Selectman Shawn Murphy and selectman Nicholas Mullane.

Norwich Democrats endorse Derell Wilson for mayor

A political newcomer from a family with a long track record of civic involvement in Norwich was endorsed Monday as the Democratic mayoral candidate.

Old Lyme Democrats endorse Reemsnyder for fourth term

The Democratic Town Committee announced that it has endorsed First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder and Selectwoman Mary Jo Nosal, her running mate, for fourth terms, along with candidates for town...

Lyme Democrats endorse Mattson to run for full term as first selectman

The Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed at its caucus Monday First Selectman Steven Mattson for a full term as the town’s top official.

Spurred by everything from chickens to Trump, newcomers jump onto Montville ballot

Two relatively unknown school board candidates are part of a small handful of people in town who can't claim the "incumbent" title and have never had their names on a ballot before.

Salem Democrats endorse Spang for first selectman

The Salem Democrats endorsed Sue Spang as their candidate for first selectman at a caucus Thursday night.

Montville Republicans nominate candidates for council, BOE spots

The Republican Town Committee nominated a mixed group of longtime GOP candidates and newcomers at its caucus Thursday, filling the Republican side of the ballot with the maximum number of Town...

Stonington Republicans endorse Simmons-Prue ticket

As expected, the Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed incumbent First Selectman Rob Simmons to run for re-election at its caucus on Thursday night. Town committee members also voted 29-6 to...

Preston Republicans nominate candidates

The Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed 22-year incumbent First Selectman Robert Congdon for a 12th term in office, along with five-term incumbent Selectman Michael Sinko at a caucus...