STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford mayoral candidate and Board of Finance member David Martin opened his campaign headquarters this past weekend.
“I know how this city works and how to get things done without getting caught up in legal issues, bureaucracy or disputes over authority,” Martin, a Democrat, said during the open house event Saturday night.
In addition to talking about his leadership experience in city government, he also spoke of how the next mayor must tackle tough issues such as the growth of the city, the schools and affordable housing, a release from his campaign said.
More than 75 people attended the event at Martin’s headquarters, which is located at 159 Main St.
Martin is one of four candidates vying for the Democrat nomination. The others are state Rep. William Tong , city Rep. Eileen Heaphy , and former Director of Public Safety, Health, and Wellness William Callion . Board of Education member Jerry Pia and former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele are going for the Republican nomination. John Zito will be on the ballot as a petition candidate.
The race is wide open after Mayor Michael Pavia opted not to run for a second term. Pavia topped Martin in 2009, replacing Dannel Malloy, who stepped down to pursue and become governor.
Party endorsements will take place the week of July 16 with primaries on Sept. 10, if needed. Election Day is Nov. 5.
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