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2013 Election

  • The Low-Key Election

    The local election campaign this year lacked the effervescence of a vigorous contest for the town’s top elected office. First Selectman Pat Llodra’s strong and compassionate leadership over the past extraordinary year effectively deflated whatever political aspirations potential challengers may have been harboring for 2013. Aside from a handful of contests for council seats, for town clerk, for a school board position, local Republicans and Democrats nominated only candidates who were guaranteed election under provisions of Newtown’s charter.

  • It Is Unclear What The Voters Want

    To the Editor:

  • Looking Forward To Serving Newtown

    To the Editor:

    Thank you to the voters of Newtown and Sandy Hook's District 2, and to everyone who supported me from all parts of town. I am honored to be elected to the Legislative Council in District 2.

    In the weeks ahead, I will be reaching out to my fellow council members, and  I look forward to getting to know them better so that we can work collaboratively in issues that are important to our town. 

  • Moving Forward Together

    To the Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in my campaign for town clerk. Thank you to all the DTC members and, in particular, Maureen Crick Owen, Sharon Kish, and Eva Bermudez for the endless hours of hard work in making this experience a very special one for me.

    A big thank you to Jim Gaston for his advice and continued confidence in me. Newtown is very fortunate to have you as a member of the Board of Selectmen and warden of the borough.

  • Working Hard For Newtown

    To the Editor:

    I would like to say thank you to the voters who came out to the polls this week. I am again honored to represent District 2 on the Legislative Council.  

    Just as before, I am committed to working with the rest of the council and all the people of Newtown to better our community.  As we move ahead, I again look forward to hearing your ideas and concerns.  You can write to me at the address below, or drop me an email at any time at DanielTHonan@gmail.com.

  • A Short Note Of Thanks

    To the Editor:

    Just a short note of thanks to all off the voters who came out to vote in this week's election and especially for the voters of District 1 who elected me to serve as their representative for a third term on the Legislative Council.

    I am honored and will do my best to serve your interests and the interests of the entire Community.  We've been through a lot together and I'm looking forward to working with you to ensure a bright future for Newtown.

    Thanks again.

  • Continuing The Discussion

    To the Editor:

    Upon waking the morning after the election, I was glad that the campaign for the Board of Education was behind me, but that is only because I know that working to secure the best opportunities for Newtown’s students is ahead.

  • Newtown Favors Incumbents In Low Turnout For Election

    An absence of competition for numerous elected positions, including first selectman, Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, Police Commission and a two-year post on the Board of Education, may have contributed to a lower than normal turnout in local voting at Newtown’s four precincts today.

    According to local registrars, a total of 4,438 voters cast ballots across Newtown on Election Day, down from 5,225 total votes cast in 2011. A total of 17,346 registered voters were eligible to cast ballots in this year’s race.

  • 2013 Election Candidate Profiles

    Click on the name to view more information about the candidate. Be sure to click on the "Show Replies" links in each of the candidate surveys to see the answers to the survey questions.

    Board of Selectmen

    First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra (R)