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Voter Guide: Race For New Mayor Is At Top Of The Ballot In Stratford

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STRATFORD, 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.

At the top of the ballot in Stratford is the race for a new mayor. Democrat Stephanie Philip, Republican Laura R. Hoydick, and Sandra J. Zalik, a petitioning candidate, are competing for the seat. Current Mayor John Harkins did not seek re-election.

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

Here is the ballot:


  • Stephanie Philips - D
  • Laura R. Hoydick - R
  • Sandra J. Zalik - Petitioning Candidate 

Town Council (vote for one in your district):

District One

  • Bieu Tran - D
  • Chris Pia - R
  • Mark T. Scheck - Petitioning Candidate

District Two 

  • Christina Heffern - D
  • Ronald "Ron" Tichy - R

District Three

  • Wali Kadeem - D
  • Victor Ayala, Jr. - R
  • Daniel S. Cook - Petitioning Candidate

District Four 

  • David Harden - D
  • Linnea "Lin" Scheck - R

District Five 

  • Greg Cann - D
  • John Dempsey - R

District Six

  • Prez Palmer - D
  • Ken Poisson - R

 District Seven 

  • Donald Putrimas - D
  • Bill Perillo - R

District Eight

  • Anna Scala - D
  • Jim Connor - R 

District Nine 

  • Bill O'Brien - R

District Ten 

  • Tina Marie Manus - D
  • Laura Dancho - R

Board of Education (vote for four):

  • Allison Delbene - D
  • Vincent Faggella - D
  • Bob Delorenzo - D
  • Gavin Forrester - R
  • Rich Tallberg - R
  • Alan Llewelyn - R
  • Karen Rodia - R
  • Charles A. Lindberg, Jr. - petitioning candidate

Zoning Commission (to fill vacancy):

  • Stephen A. Raguskus - D
  • Rich Fredette - R

Zoning Board of Appeals:

  • Mary Young - D
  • Gregory Burnes - R

Constables (vote for four):

  • Frank Bevacqua - D
  • Richard P. Brown - D
  • Richard P. Brown, Jr. - D
  • Edward Monroe - D
  • Bob Connolly - R 
  • Edward "Ed" Scinto - R
  • John Dobos - R
  • Carol Cabral - R

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