A Big Night for West Hartford Democrats

West Hartford Democrats had a big night Tuesday, winning the maximum number of Town Council and Board of Education seats allowed by law. Democrats now control six of nine Town Council seats, and five of seven seats on the Board of Education.

Winners:

Town Council race:
Democrats:
Scott Slifka
Tim Brennan
Shari Cantor
Joe Verrengia
Rob Durbin
Judy Casperson

Republicans:
Denise Hall
Steven Adler
Leon Davidoff.

Board of Education
Democrats Clare Kindall, Elin Katz, Naogan Ma and Republican Lib Brassil Spinella.

Links:
Official Vote Totals (PDF)

West Hartford GOP Questions Board of Education Retreats

The West Hartford Republicans are criticizing Democrats on the Board of Education for holding retreats to discuss policy issues. The meetings in question were held at town hall and open to the public.

We talked with both Democrats and Republicans to get their perspectives on the issue.

Links:
West Hartford Board of Education
West Hartford Democratic Board of Education Candidates
West Hartford Republicans

West Hartford Democrats Nominate Candidates

New candidates and life-long party members gathered Thursday night for the West Hartford Democratic Town Committee nominating caucus. Democrats nominated a number of candidates for Town Council and the Board of Education, officially kicking off the election season.

Democratic Candidates:

Board of Education:
Elin Katz
Claire Kindall
Naogan Ma

Town Council:
Tim Brennan
Shari Cantor
Judy Casperson
Rob Durbin
Scott Slifka
Joseph Verrengia

Links:
West Hartford Democratic Town Committee

Extended Content: Full, Uncut Interview with West Hartford Democrats

This is the complete, uncut interview with the West Hartford Democrats from our story on June 2, 2009.