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Norwalk Police Union Endorses Mayor Rilling In Bid For Re-Election

Former Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling has received the support of Norwalk Police Union AFSCME Local 1727 in his re-election bid for mayor.
Former Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling has received the support of Norwalk Police Union AFSCME Local 1727 in his re-election bid for mayor. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk police union recently voted to endorse incumbent Harry Rilling in his bid for a second term as mayor.

Both Rilling and his challenger, Kelly Straniti, met with union members last month to address them and engage in a question-and-answer session. 

The candidates spoke about their records of public service and their vision for the police department, according to a press release. 

"As mayor of the City of Norwalk, Harry Rilling has continued to build on his record of dedicated public service," the union said in a press release. "Mayor Rilling has made himself accessible to city employees, and he’s helped restore a healthy working relationship between senior administrators and city workers. As someone who has risen through the ranks as a city employee, Mayor Rilling sees the importance of fostering a working environment that places the employee in a position to succeed rather than struggle"

“I am honored and humbled to once again receive the endorsement of the Norwalk police union," Rilling said in a press release. ". . . In my time as mayor of this city, the partnership we have developed with the municipal work force has allowed us to function and progress in a way that is beneficial to everyone.”

Before his election as mayor, Rilling served as chief of police in Norwalk. 

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