STAMFORD, Conn.-- In addition to being the Republican-endorsed candidate for mayor of Stamford, Michael Fedele will also be on the Independent line of the Nov. 5 election ballot, the campaign announced.
Fedele, who earned the nomination for mayor from the Stamford Republican Town Committee in July, said he was grateful to have also received the official Independent endorsement.
"I am honored by the Independent endorsement because it demonstrates that my vision for Stamford is supported by our residents regardless of political affiliation," said Fedele, a former lieutenant governor for Connecticut. "Stamford's successes and challenges are not Democrat, Republican or Independent challenges -- they are challenges that face our entire community and all of our citizens."
The mayoral race in Stamford is shaping up to be a heated one. Although the city's Democratic Party endorsed Board of Finance member David Martin, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy endorsed state Rep. William Tong last month. Those two face off in a primary Tuesday open to Stamford voters enrolled in the Democratic Party.