The major headline in This morning’s New London DAY , July 29, 2009, Region Section was who was not on the New London Democratic Caucus’s list of candidates. New London Board of Education President Elaine Maynard-Adams was left off of the democratic ticket last night. Candidates nominated last night were: City Council – Michael Buscetto III, who is also a candidate for City Manager, Wade Hyslop, John Maynard, Margaret ‘Peg’ Curtin, Mark Matson, Marie McSparran, and Michael Passero; Board of Education – Susan Connolly, Alvin Kinsall, Bill Morse, Elizabeth Garcia-Gozalez, Sherry Brooks, Louise Hanrahan, and Dellanna Muse.
Other Eastern Connecticut Towns Candidates nominated in the last two days are:
Town of Groton Republicans: Town Council – Frank ‘Mick’ O’Beirne, Bruce Flax, Dean Antipas, Deborah Montiero, Harry Watson, Matt Morton, Robert Westhaver, James Streeter, and Deborah Peruzzotti; Board of Education – Bob Peruzzotti, Chaz Zezulka, Dan Campbell, and Kristen Hoyt; Town Clerk – Nicki Bresnyan; Representative Town Meeting (RTM) District 1- Karin Adams, Laurie Briggs, and Dana Parfitt; RTM District 2 – Jackie Massett and Kevin Trejo; RTM District 3 – Irma Streeter, Nancy Moffett, Eleanor Scussell, and Keith Hedrick; RTM District 4 – Nancy Barnhart; RTM District 5 – Betty Prochaska, Joan Steinford, Nancy Gilley, Michael Johnson and Thomas Vivirito; TRM District 6 – Jennifer Smuts, Nancy Beckwith, Tim Plungis and James Moulding; RTM District 7 – Kevin Power, Rob Warn, Marie Zezulka, and Peter Bartinik, Jr. and RTM District 8 – Lynn Hubbard, Jack Sebastian, Scot Newsome, Karen Morton, and Frances Camarata.
Old Saybrook Democrats: First Selectman – Retiring OS Police Lieutenant Adam Stuart; Selectman – Carol Manning; Town Clerk – Joan Strickland; Board of Finance – Glenis Caouette, Jon Duig, Dan Moran, and Barry O’Nell; Board of Finance (two Year Term) – John O’Brien; Board of Education – Eileen Baker, Karen Brodeur, Salvatrice Keating, Sharon Linder, and John Claffey; Board of Assement Appeals – Cornelius McCrudden; Planning Commission – Janis Esty; Planning Commission Alternate – Cathryn Flannigan; Zoning Commission – Elizabeth Steffen; Zoning Commission Alternate – Joh Duhig and John Talbot; Zoning Board of Appeals – Ihsan Akin; Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate – Hank Kelsey and Mary Kennedy; Police Commission – Richard Metsack, Emilio Scamporino, Edward Wihelm, and Thomas Zemieneski; Parks and Recreation Commission – Rober Burke, and Alan Spargo; Harbor Management Commission – Michael O’Neill. No Nominations for Tax Collector or Town Treasurer.
North Stonington Republicans – First Selectman – Nicholas H. Mullane II, running for 13th Term; Selectman – Shawn Murphy; Town Clerk – Norma Holliday; Treasurer – Robin Roohr; Board of Education – Bob Testa and Chris Hundt.
North Stonington Democrats – First Selectman – Marilyn Mackay; Selectman – Bill Briscoe; Board of Finance – Tom Oswald; Board of Education – Crystal Dame, and Bill Hescock.
North Stonington also has a petitioning candidate for First Selectman – Edmund Scarchilli
Ledyard Democrats – Town Council – David Holdridge, Mary McGrattan, Billl Saums, Sharon Wadecki, Greg Wong, and Naomi Rodriguez; Board of Education – Sharon Hightower, Paul Kunkermoeller, John Phetteplace, Michelle Hinton, Glen Graebner, and Jerry Tobias.
Salem Republicans – First Selectman – Unaffiliated Kevin Lyden, who was also endorsed by the Democrats; Selectman – Bob Ross, another Unaffiliated candidate who was endorsed by the Democrats; Town Clerk – Patricia Cristanti, who ws also endorsed by the Democrats; Board of Finance Alternate – Georgia Pech, and Roland Trailor; Board of Education – Robert Green, Susan Nikirk, Stephen Buck, and Christoperh LaRose; Board of Assessment Appeals – Robert Green; Planning and Zoning Committee – Elbert Burr, and Gerald Nikirk; Planning and Zoning Committee Alternate – Vernon Smith; Zoning Board of Appeals – Michael Mullen; Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate – Sandra Kozlowski; and Library Trustees – Micelle Guertin and Lois Wordell.
Old Lyme Democrats – First Selectman – No Endorsement; Selectman – Bonnie Reemsnyder; Town Clerk – Eileen Coffee, who was also endorsed by Republicans; Board of Finance – David Woolley; Board of Finance Alternate – Ann Coburn, and Maggie Ward; Board of Education – Allison Hine, a Republican, Nanette Salvino, Dianne Linderman, and Paul Fuchs; Planning Commission – Joan Bozek; Zoning Commission – Joan Cable; Zoning Board of Appeals – Joe St. Germain.
Stonington Democrats – First Selectman – Incumbent Ed Haberek; Selectman – George Crouse; Town Clerk -Cindy Ldwig; Tax Collector – Republican Gisela Harma; Treasurer – Republican Martha Booker; Board of Finance – Sandy Grimes; Board of Education – Gail MacDonald, Kevin Bornstein, and Deb Trudeau; Bord of Assessment Appeals – Betty Richards; Constables – Sandy Grimes; Bob Suchy, David Santos and Paul Altman.
Griswold Republicans – According to an on line article from the New London DAY the Griswold Republicans submitted a blank sheet for candidates today at the Griswold Town Hall leaving the Republican candidates in limbo. They may all have to petition to get on the ballot in November. That should be interesting.