The Democratic Town Committee and party caucus Tuesday unanimously endorsed
Allyn-Gauthier, 54, is a member of the
She has attended numerous town board and commission meetings in the past several months in anticipation of seeking the party nomination after 24-year incumbent First Selectman
In her nomination speech, Allyn-Gauthier noted the changes she has seen in town in the past 25 years, including the opening and growth of the region's two casinos and the town's takeover and cleanup of the former
"Overall, the town and the tribes have done a good job containing traffic and other potential negative impacts to our town," Allyn-Gauthier said. "I want to continue to protect our rural integrity and the positive attributes of our community while balancing growth to diversify our revenue sources."
The town committee and caucus also unanimously endorsed former Selectman
The town committee and caucus had a more difficult task in selecting a candidate for town clerk/tax collector. Incumbent Republican
Two current town employees,
Town Committee Chairman
"No one here would say a negative word about either of you," Vegliante said prior to the town committee vote.
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