Stamford Mayor David Martin concedes to Caroline Simmons in Democratic mayoral primary
It's the end of the line for Stamford incumbent Mayor David Martin who conceded Tuesday to Rep. Caroline Simmons in the Democratic primary.
Simmons will now take on baseball legend and political newcomer Bobby Valentine.
Martin pledged in his speech to support Simmons.
Martin issued a statement saying in part: “Being Mayor of Stamford has been the great honor of my life. I love this job and this city. I have spent over 40 years in public service in the mayor’s office and on elected and volunteer boards in our city. I am proud of all my administration has accomplished over the last eight years including strengthening the finances of our city, investing in our schools and infrastructure, and showing strong leadership to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am grateful for the support of thousands who signed petitions to get us on the primary ballot, and the army of campaign volunteers knocking on doors, making phone calls, and getting the word out for our re-election effort…even though these are not the election results we were hoping for."
Other primary race results included Redding and Woodbury.
In Redding, incumbent First Selectman Julia Pemberton easily defeated challenger Mike D'Agostino. In Woodbury, incumbent Republican Barbara Perkinson held off a tough challenge from Lisa Amatruda, winning by fewer than 50 votes.