Secretary of the State Certifies Tim Griswold as Republican Candidate for First Selectman of Old Lyme

Republican candidate for Old Lyme First Selectman Tim Griswold (Courtesy of OL RTC)


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OLD LYME — With 189 valid signatures, the secretary of the state’s office has certified Tim Griswold as a candidate for first selectman of Old Lyme. He will appear on the ballot for the November 5 election as the Republican Party candidate.

“I am gratified by the support of Old Lyme republicans and look forward to beginning the campaign that will promote our outstanding slate of candidates,” Griswold said.

If elected, Griswold said he will focus on wrapping up a number of ongoing projects, including of the combining police forces with East Lyme, sewering the Old Lyme beach communities, the planned affordable housing project on Neck Road, and Halls Road redevelopment — projects that began under current First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder.

In addition to the race for first selectman, Griswold said he hopes voters will also support the entire republican slate, including Chris Kerr, for selectman, Judy Tooker, for tax collector, as well as Suzanne Thompson, Steven Wilson and Jennifer Wilson for board of education.

The race for first selectman is a rematch of 2011 when Reemsnyder unseated Griswsold after 14 years in office.

First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder was not available to speak with CT Examiner for this news story, but will receive equal coverage as part of our ongoing coverage of elections in Old Lyme and across the region.

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