New London Democrats Split With Mayor

The New London Democratic Town Committee no longer includes the city's top-elected official.

New London Mayor Daryl Finizio
New London Mayor Daryl Finizio
New London's Democratic Town Committee's caucus last night was most noteworthy, not so much for who was elected to serve on the 60-member committee for the next two years, but for who wasn't. 

Most notably, the city's top-serving Democrat, Mayor Daryl Finizio, and his chief of staff and long-serving Democratic Town Committee member, Jane Glover, did not garner enough votes to be reelected. City Council member Michael Passero told the New London Day, the results showed "a lack of confidence in the mayor's leadership within his own party." The slate of candidates presented by Passero, however, didn't include Finizio or Glover, both of whom were nominated during the Caucus. 

The mayor appeared to take his loss in this election in stride, posting on Facebook: "Congratulations to all the newly elected members of the New London Democratic Town Committee !! I look forward to working with you all for the good of our party and our city."
Lorraine Benoit January 13, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Can we try to get someone else in
Lorraine Benoit January 13, 2014 at 07:44 PM
If anyone's ever elected who hives a hoot they may be able to get something done bruschetta went to Waterford .... Certainly blindfolding someone and opening up a phone book and picking a random name to run may yield a better result
Randy Drummond January 14, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Lorraine, what are the odds of that happening?
Kathleen Mitchell January 14, 2014 at 02:45 PM
John Butler, I enjoyed reading your very well crafted comments. Having said that, I disagree with much of what you wrote including " The mayor and his supporters now know the names of the people who have chosen to be adversaries." Both the mayor and many, if not most, of his supporters have known for quite awhile who their adversaries are. It has not been a secret for a very long time now. You only have to be at or watch the council meetings now that the mayor has decided to attend them to see the level of hostility. The DTC is not the body to hold accountable for Daryl, et al losing their seats. That was strictly a function of the Third District aided by many dissatisfied residents.
Greg Bryant January 14, 2014 at 03:33 PM
But Ms. Mitchell it was a coup crafted by and for Mr. Passero as a result of his bruised ego from not getting the council presidents position as the high vote recipient. Mr. Passero was not one to hold the administration accountable when he led the council and now Mr. Passero has come out strongly against the mayor and administration. Time will tell just how the mayor handles the rogue democrat for his actions against the mayor.


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