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

Town Council Candidate Profile: Republican Denise Hall

Extended content is available for this story. Click here to see the full, uncut interview with Denise Hall to learn more about the issues she plans to address during the campaign.

The West Hartford Democrats and Republicans will nominate their candidates for the November 3rd election in the next two weeks. Continuing our election coverage, LocalOnlineNews.TV will be profiling two candidates for Town Council – one from each party. As the campaign progresses we will look at how each party plans to address specific issues facing West Hartford.

Our first profile is with Republican Denise Hall who is expected to be nominated at the West Hartford Republican nominating caucus on July 28th. Hall is a community volunteer and a Senior Vice President at Webster Bank in Hartford.

We will profile a Democratic candidate later this week.

Also be sure to catch our earlier stories with the leaders of both parties to hear about their plans for the upcoming election.

Links:
Profile of Democratic Town Council Candidate Judy Casperson
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Republicans
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Democrats

West Hartford GOP Readies for Fall Elections – 5/28/09

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The West Hartford municipal election isn’t until November, but those running for office are preparing for the campaign ahead. LocalOnlineNews.TV will be meeting with local party officials and candidates to help you learn more about the issues facing West Hartford this election year. Today’s story features West Hartford Republican Town Committee Chairman Justin Clark discussing the GOP’s plans for the fall campaign.

This is the first in a series of reports about local elections 2009. We’ll be profiling the Democrats’ plans for the fall elections in the next several days.

Links:
West Hartford Republican Town Committee
Full, uncut interview with West Hartford GOP Chairman Justin Clark
Interview with the West Hartford Democrats