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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