Torrington: Slaiby to Challenge Bingham

Democrats seem to have finally come up with a challenger for Mayor Ryan Bingham; local attorney Samuel Slaiby.

Bingham was elected in 2005 as one of the youngest mayors in the country. He easily won re-election in 2007.

A recent charter change means that the mayoral candidates are now seeking a four-year term instead of a two-year term.

Martin vs. Pavia in Stamford

Stamford Democrats chose David Martin to succeed outgoing mayor Dan Malloy. Martin is a longtime president of the Board of Representatives. Republicans endorsed Michael Pavia, a former member of the Board of Representatives, on Tuesday. Look for Stamford to be one of the most watched races this year.

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One response to “Torrington: Slaiby to Challenge Bingham

  1. Slaiby was treasurer for DSCC member Audrey Blondin’s run at Secretary of the State in 2006.

    http://www.audreyblondin.com/staff.html

    His bio on that site reads:

    Sam is a life-long resident of Torrington. He attended local schools and graduated from Assumption College and Vermont Law School. He is an Army Veteran who served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals in 1970 for his wartime service. He served as the former Executive Director and General Counsel to the State Elections Commission from 1977-1979 and has practiced law in Torrington for 26 years. He currently serves as Chairman of the Torrington Housing Authority and was a founder and co-chairman of First Night Torrington. He has been married to his wife Jane for 30 years and they have 4 children, Thomas, Alicia, Aaron & Andrew.

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