The Newtown Bee – John Voket – June 1, 2017

Some say that the local political season in Newtown officially starts after the candidates make their appearances in the annual Labor Day Parade. But this year, with the announced departure of First Selectman Pat Llodra come December, three sets of running mates seized the opportunity to announce their political intentions right after Memorial Day, along with a fourth aspiring candidate.

In two brief and separate press avails Tuesday, May 30, former Democratic councilman and current Police Commissioner Dan Rosenthal, and Republican Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob formalized their intentions to seek the first selectman’s seat this November.

Selectman and former council Chairman Will Rodgers previously announced he would be seeking the local GOP’s endorsement for first selectman, and current Board of Education member Andrew Clure told The Newtown Bee May 31 that he is also seeking the GOP’s nomination to run for the town’s top elected seat.

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