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Voter Guide: Race For Board Of Aldermen Is At Top Of The Ballot In Shelton

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Shelton City Hall Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

SHELTON, Conn. — “All politics is local:” That's the famous saying from House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip” O'Neill.

And the election Tuesday in Connecticut is all about local races, with voters heading to the polls to vote for their fellow town residents. These are the elected town officials who have a direct impact on property taxes, schools, police, town services and more.

In Shelton, longtime Mayor Mark Lauretti, a Republican, is running unopposed for his 14th term in office.

Democrats in Shelton are looking to pick up seats on the Board of Aldermen.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To check your polling place, click here.

Here is the ballot:  


  • Mark A. Lauretti - R

Ward 1: Board of Aldermen (vote for two) (Votes at Elizabeth Shelton School):

  • Adam M. Heller - D
  • Anthony F. Simonetti - R
  • David Gidwani - R

Ward 2: Board of Aldermen (vote for two) (Votes at Shelton Intermediate):

  • Jason Jones - D 
  • Kevin Kosty - D 
  • Eric McPherson - R 
  • Stanley Kudej - R 

Ward 3: Board of Aldermen (vote for two) (Votes at Long Hill):

  • Patrick Jeanetti - D 
  • Timothy Bristol Jr. - D 
  • Cris Balamaci - R 
  • John Anglace Jr. - R

Ward 4: Board of Aldermen (vote for two) (Votes at Mohegan):

  • Noreen McGorty - R 
  • James Capra - R 

City Treasurer:

  • Raymond O'Leary - R

Board of Apportionment and Taxation (vote for six):

  • Michelle C. Laubin  - D
  • Steven G. Guralnick - D
  • Joseph J. Knapik - D
  • John A. Belden Jr. - R
  • Michael A. Gaydos - R
  • Karen Battistelli - R

Board of Education (vote for nine):

  • David M. Gioiello - D
  • Jose F. Goncalves - D
  • Amanda M. Kilmartin - D
  • Kate Kutash - D
  • Wayne L. Bragg - D
  • Kathleen T. Yolish - R
  • Anne H. Gaydos - R
  • Dr. Darlisa P. Ritter - R
  • Thomas Minotti - R
  • Mark S. Holden - R

Planning and Zoning Commission (vote for three):

  • Ludwig Spinelli - D
  • Jimmy Tickey - D
  • Mark S. Widomski - R
  • Ruth M. Parkins - R
  • Anthony "Tony" Pogoda - R

Planning and Zoning Commission Alternates (vote for two):

  • Nancy Dickal - D
  • Ned Miller - D

Library Director (vote for two):

  • Louis J. Dagostine III - D
  • James Geissler - R

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