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Montville Mayor Ron McDaniel announces re-election bid

Montville — Mayor Ron McDaniel recently announced he will seek a third term as the town executive.

McDaniel, a Democrat, said in a news release that during his seven years as mayor, he's learned how to tackle a host of issues facing the town, after previously serving Montville as a probate judge and member of the Town Council, Zoning Board of Appeals and a variety of school committees. He also serves on several regional boards and said he's been a "consistent and proactive leader" in efforts to regionalize municipal services "where and when it makes sense."

McDaniel touted his leadership in keeping spending down, even reducing taxes one fiscal year, despite the loss of the town's largest taxpayer, AES Thames. He also noted he's helped secure nearly $11 million in grant funding and "continuously worked" with state lawmakers to increase "our fair share of available state funding."

"I pledge to provide for the future of our town by ensuring that Montville schools strive to exceed the standard for education, not measure up to it," he said. "I will continue to provide seniors with the benefits they deserve without being taxed out of their homes. I will continue to meet with potential developers to find sites that will produce jobs and shift the tax burden away from the residents."

Town Council Chairman Tom McNally, a Republican, announced a mayoral run in January.

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