Democrats to Meet Thursday at City Hall: Candidates Interested In 24th House Seat Invited To Speak
The Democratic Town Committee will hold its November meeting on Thursday, November 17th at 7 p.m. at New Britain City Hall, 27 West Main Street in room 504.
With incoming Mayor Tim O’Brien resigning his 24th House seat effective Tuesday, November 15th, Democrats interested in succeeding the new Mayor will be invited to speak to the Town Committee and delegates who will nominate a candidate at an upcoming convention to serve the remainder of O’Brien’s term. The 24th State Representative convention will include 13 delegates most of whom are from New Britain and reside in four city districts with the following polling places — Vance School, New Britain High School, Roosevelt School and Gaffney School. Two delegates will represent Newington at the convention. Delegates were selected in March 2010 and nominated O’Brien for a new term. Last year’s delegates must re-convene to select a new nominee for a special election expected to be held on January 10th.
The Connecticut House of Representatives announced O’Brien’s pending resignation today to take effect shortly before he is sworn in as the Mayor. O’Brien is leaving in his 5th term to focus on his new mayoral responsibilities in New Britain. Rep. O’Brien has been chairman of the Regulations Review Committee and an Assistant Majority Leader.
“I look forward to building on my work in the state legislature to create a bright future for the people of New Britain,” Rep. O’Brien said. “I have always been humbled to serve as the State Representative from the 24th Assembly District, and I worked hard to do a good job for the people I represent. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me and my efforts over the years.”
Celebrating Four Decades of Citizen Activism: CCAG Event Is Friday November 18th In Meriden
The Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG), an organization founded by Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader in 1971, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Friday, November 18th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the 4 Points Sheraton in Meriden.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Connecticut Citizen Action and Research Groups. The membership organization continues to work for a legislative and policy agenda that includes universal health care, lower electric rates, tax fairness, environmental protection and curbing the influence of big money in politics.
The evening will include a silent auction, hors d’ourves and a cash bar. The Nancy Benedict Social Justice Award will be presented during the program. Tickets prices are $40 for the Activists, $100 for Sustainers and up. More information including auction items is available at www.ccag.net.
End Quote for a new beginning in New Britain
Democrats stand for an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised and the poor strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American Dream. We remember that our country was sculpted by immigrants and slaves, their children and grandchildren. Even today, it is our diversity above all else that provides us with our enduring strength. Democrats believe that each of us has an obligation to each other, to our neighbors and our communities. Each of us has a role to play in creating our future—and while we have made great progress as a nation, we know that our work is never done.
from the Democratic Party platform — www.democrats.org
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