North Haven's Republican Town Committee will hold its nominating convention Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Washington Avenue.
Up for reelection will be First Selectman Michael Freda, Second Selectman Tim Doheny, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Stacey Yarbrough, and Treasurer Laurie Jean-Hannon.
Speaking to the North Haven Courier, RTC Chair Jean Pieper commented:
Mr. Freda has done an outstanding job as North Haven's First Selectman for the last two years. He has opened the doors of government, while presenting a systematic business-like approach to the challenges facing municipalities...It is a pleasure and privilege to re-nominate him and his team.
The convention will be open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Meanwhile, a Democratic opponent to the incumbent Freda has yet to be announced, leading many to speculate the current First Selectman will run unopposed in the upcoming election for town offices.
Writing on the North Haven Way yesterday, Chris Peterson noted:
What I am hearing is that [the DTC] are going to be pushing gain greater presence on the boards and commissions, and also replace Steve Fontana as Third Selectman.
An official statement from the Democratic Town Committee has yet to be released.
Freda has structured his administration around the push for economic development in North Haven, guiding numerous efforts to fill vacant retail and factory space, and maintaining seats on several regional councils.
Today, the First Selectman is testifying in Hartford on behalf of the Yale-New Haven Hospital development on Devine Street. A positive result at the hearing could bring the town's "medical epicenter" one step closer to reality.