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Stratford Democrats, Republicans Get Back to It Thursday

Two months removed from November's municipal election, town committees meet to endorse candidates for membership.

A supporter of Councilman Jason Santi (D-4) at a party caucus in 2012.
A supporter of Councilman Jason Santi (D-4) at a party caucus in 2012.
The role of a town committee is “to find and promote candidates and hopefully get those members elected” to municipal offices, says Stratford Democratic Registrar of Voters Rick Marcone.

“It could be the first step (to) becoming a councilman,” Marcone says of entry into a town committee, which also engages in fundraising for candidates.

And so, as is the case every two years, both the Stratford Democratic and Republican town committees (DTC and RTC, respectively) will meet separately Thursday night to endorse candidates for committee membership.

Currently, the DTC has about 90 members and the RTC 80, according to the registrars office. While only registered Stratford Democrats and Republicans can get elected, each caucus is open to the public.

The DTC will caucus at Bunnell High School, 1 Bulldog Boulevard, at 7 p.m. The RTC will meet at the Mill River Country Club, 4567 Main St., at 6:30 p.m.
Ron Moreau January 08, 2014 at 03:20 PM
It should be clarified that the caucus' are to endorse and elect members to the respective town committees.
Jason Bagley (Editor) January 08, 2014 at 09:22 PM
How's that, Ron?
Ron Moreau January 08, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Good Job. We did our duty.

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