Newly Elected West Hartford Town Council Gets to Work

The newly elected West Hartford Town Council began their work on Monday, November 23rd. Democrats and Republicans pledged to work together in what will be a very difficult budget year.

Links:
West Hartford Town Council Information Page

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)

Town Council Candidates Prepare for Election Day

We profiled Town Council Candidates Judy Casperson and Denise Berard Hall earlier this summer just before campaign season began.

Both are first time candidates and both work in the banking industry. LocalOnlineNews.TV’s Michael Lurie caught up with Casperson (a Democrat) and Hall (a Republican) to talk about their campaign experience.

Election Day is now only a few days away on November 3rd.

Links:
West Hartford Polling Locations
LocalOnlineNews.TV Profile of Judy Casperson
LocalOnlineNews.TV Profile of Denise Berard Hall
West Hartford Democrats
West Hartford Republicans
Denise Hall’s Website

Extended Content: Full, Uncut Interview with West Hartford Town Council Candidate Judy Casperson

This is the full, uncut interview with Democratic West Hartford Town Council Candidate Judy Casperson. This interview is from our July 21, 2009 story on Casperson’s candidacy.

Links:
Profile of Judy Casperson

Town Council Candidate Profile: Judy Casperson

Extended content is available for this story. Click here to see the full, uncut interview with Judy Casperson

Last week we profiled a Republican running for the West Hartford Town Council. This week we’re profiling Democrat Judy Casperson who is also seeking a Council seat.

Casperson and her husband have lived all over the world, but they chose to settle and raise their family in West Hartford. Casperson is a former Senior Vice President at Bank of America and an active community volunteer. Now she’s running for a seat on the West Hartford Town Council. If she wins on November 3rd she will be the first African American elected to the Council.

Links:
Profile of Republican Denise Hall
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Republicans
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Democrats