Former Rep. Kevin Knowles will seek the nomination of the Democratic Town Committee to run for mayor in May.
Knowles, 52, filled out a registration form over the weekend to start a candidate committee called “Knowles for Naugatuck.” A town committee member filed the form at the town clerk’s office Monday. (Singley)
Naugatuck is one of a small handful of towns which have their municipal elections in May. The others are Bolton, Woodbridge, Bethany and the finance board in Andover. There are also a number of sub-municipal elections, like in Groton City and Jewett City. Naugatuck is the largest and most interesting of the towns holding elections on May 4th, 2009.
Knowles used to be a state representative back in the 1990s, but his vote in favor of the income tax eventually torpedoed his chances of returning to Hartford. Republicans have won the past few elections, with Ronald San Angelo winning the mayor’s race in 2005 and Mike Bronko winning in 2007.
The elections in Naugatuck were among the first I ever wrote about, back in 2005. There’s a feeling that the cycle is starting over, now that they’ve returned.
Singley, Paul. “Knowles to seek mayoral nomination in Naugatuck.” Republican-American 2 December, 2008.