Candidates set sights on Election Day

<p>Election Day is Tuesday, and there are a number of high-profile races across the state.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2017, 8:05 PM

Updated 2,385 days ago

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Election Day is Tuesday, and there are a number of high-profile races across the state.
Stamford is among more than a dozen communities that will vote for first selectmen or mayors.
Development is a major issue in the city, where all three candidates have addressed public concerns. Incumbent Mayor David Martin, a Democrat, says he wants to make Stamford a desirable place to live.
"I'm not trying to grow the city," he says. "I'm trying to make it a place where people want to live. And the more people who want to live here, the more that demand is."
Barry Michelson, the Republican candidate, says lawmakers often change the rules.
"I've never seen a situation like this, that we have in our city, where we constantly change our regulations to accommodate different developers," Michelson says.
And John Zito, an independent candidate, has criticized new development and overcrowding.
"We did not need Harbor View to come in here," he says. "We have thousands of apartments -- one road in, one road out."
In Norwalk, three challengers want Mayor Harry Rilling's job. All have sparred over plans to replace the aging Walk Bridge in Sono.
In Stratford, where town council meetings often turn into screaming matches, all three candidates say it's time to cut taxes.
"We can reduce some of the costs in the mayor's office. I think we're a bit top-heavy," says candidate Stephanie Philips.


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