This morning Democratic selectman Lin Lavery ended months of speculation and announced that she would be running against Republican (and current officeholder) Peter Tesei for the First Selectman’s office. Attorney General Dick Blumenthal and 4th CD Congressman Jim Himes were on hand at a crowded town meeting room event.
This should be an interesting race. Two years ago, Lavery, a newcomer to the political scene but someone who had been extremely active on the volunteer circuit, won the second highest number of votes in the selectman’s race over longtime officeholder Peter Crumbine.
When people ask her, “Why run now?” she says, “”Why wait until better times? Difficult times need strong leadership.”
Here she is talking about her involvement leading the drive to set up a crisis nursery for Kids in Crisis:
Greenwich has never been an easy town for Democrats, but Lavery is a very strong candidate with proven bipartisan support. She could definitely give Peter Tesei a run for his money.