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Wolcott GOP nominates candidates for town council, school board

 

BY MARTHA SHANAHAN July 19, 2019

WOLCOTT — Town Republicans nominated candidates for municipal government positions on the ballot in November, identifying six candidates for the nine-member town council and six for the school board.

All but one of the nominations for the town council went to Republicans already serving on the board:

Dave Valetta and Domenic Angiolillo will run as incumbents to serve the council’s first district, Donald Charette and Rachel Wisler for the second district and Roger Picard for the third.

Jason Stark, a longtime volunteer in state Republican politics, will run for the first time for the third district seat left vacant by council vice-chair Gale Mastrofrancesco.

Mastrofrancesco opted not to run for another term on the council after she was elected last year to the state legislature.

The town Republican committee also nominated Jim Paolino as a fill-in candidate for mayor at its Thursday night meeting. He will serve as the nominal challenger to Mayor Thomas G. Dunn, who has served unaffiliated for eight terms and regularly wins more than 80% of the vote.

The Republican committee also nominated incumbents Cindy Mancini, Roberta Leonard, Paul D’Angelo, Kelly Mazza, Chris Charette for the board of education, along with newcomer Sean Hughes, the Republican committee’s chairman.

Candidates for the Board of Assessment Appeals, Zoning Board of Appeals and constables will also represent the Republican party on the ballot.

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