Mayor Scott Slifka will lead a team of Democratics that includes incumbents and new candidates for the fall 2015 municipal election.
At a meeting at Town Hall on Thursday evening, July 23, the West Hartford Democrats chose a full slate of candidates for the fall election.
The Town Council candidates are Mayor Scott Slifka, Deputy Mayor Shari Cantor and councilors Judy Casperson and Leon Davidoff as well as newcomers Beth Kerrigan and Ben Wenograd. Both long active in the community, Kerrigan is a teacher and Wenograd is an attorney.
For Board of Education, the endorsed Democrats are incumbent Cheryl Greenberg, a college professor, as well as Carol Anderson-Blanks and Dave Pauluk who have both been extensively involved in the local schools. Anderson-Blanks is a Program Director with The State Department of Health and Pauluk works as a business analyst at Cigna.
Town Clerk Essie Labrot was also endorsed for a new term.
Said Mayor Scott Slifka, “This is a great team. We are ready to continue the leadership and hard work that have gained West Hartford the reputation as one of the best towns in state and nation to live in, work and raise a family. Together, we will continue to put the public interest ahead of partisan politics. We will assure that protecting longterm fiscal responsibility, meeting the needs of our diverse community and investing wisely in the schools, programs, services and public safety make West Hartford a great value for our taxpayers.”
West Hartford has been repeatedly cited by national and state media as one of the most top-rated communities for its sound public administration, fiscal management and quality of life.