Ellington First Selectman Lori Spielman Makes Her Case for Re-Election

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Ellington First Selectwoman Lori Spielman is running for a fourth term leading Ellington, facing off against Democrat Mike Madru, who entered the race last month after the original Democratic nominee, Charlotte Ward, stepped down due to what she described as a personal medical emergency.  Spielman most recently won re-election against Democratic challenger Peggy Busse, who she beat in 2019 with more than 60 percent of the vote.  The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Spielman about his campaign and priorities if elected. This interview has been edited for clarity. What led you to run for first selectman of Ellington?  I’ve got projects

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Mike Madru Jumps into Ellington Race, Offers a Case for First Selectman

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Mike Madru is challenging Ellington First Selectwoman Lori Spielman. Madru entered the race just a few weeks ago after the original Democratic nominee, Charlotte Ward, stepped down due to what she described as a personal medical emergency.  Spielman has led Ellington for three terms, winning reelection most recently against Democratic challenger Peggy Busse in 2019, with more than 60 percent of the vote.  The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Madru, an insurance industry professional, about his campaign and priorities if elected. This interview has been edited for clarity. What led you to run for first selectman of Ellington?  The candidate supported

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