Westport man runs for first selectman, looks to clear name after 2019 arrest

A Westport man says he's running for office again despite being arrested over a year ago - and he's looking to clear his name.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2021, 1:41 PM

Updated 1,164 days ago

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A Westport man says he's running for office again despite being arrested over a year ago - and he's looking to clear his name.
TJ Elgin is back on the ballot for Westport first selectman. He ran for first selectman before and also for Rep. Jim Himes' seat.
Elgin was arrested at the end of 2019 after neighbors thought he was burglarizing a home. He says police used excessive force. The case has since been resolved.
First Selectman Jim Marpe did not comment on Elgin's campaign, and says he doesn't even know if he's running yet.
Westport Republican Town Committee Chairman Joe Sledge confirms that Elgin has filed as a candidate for this November's election.
He says anyone has the right to file.
Elgin says he is in the process of filing with three different parties for Westport first selectman. He says his platform focuses on environmental issues.


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