Derby Election 2017
by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 2, 2017 1:00 pm | Comments (0)
Retired police officer Rich Dziekan took the oath of office as Derby’s 31st mayor Saturday with an enthusiastic “I do,” and a big thumbs up.
“It’s been a long journey,” said Dziekan, who unseated two-term incumbent Democratic Mayor Anita Dugatto Nov. 6.
by STAFF | Nov 21, 2017 6:15 am | Comments (0)
Rich Dziekan and the candidates elected this month will be sworn into office 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, officials announced Monday.
The inauguration will take place at Derby High School, 75 Chatfield St.
by Rich Dziekan | Letter to the Editor | Nov 15, 2017 9:19 am | Comments (0)
The following statement was released Wednesday morning regarding the intent to hire Andrew Baklik as chief of staff to Derby Mayor-elect Rich Dziekan. The pay rate has not been set. Dziekan and his fellow elected officials are scheduled to take the oath of office Saturday, Dec. 2:
I would like to announce that the first official appointment of my administration is my Chief of Staff, Andrew Baklik.
Andrew served as my campaign manager and without his efforts, I’m not sure I would have won the mayoral race.
by STAFF | Nov 14, 2017 4:15 pm | Comments (0)
The transition process to usher in new leadership in Derby City Hall is expected to pick up steam this week.
Mayor-elect Rich Dziekan told The Valley Indy Monday he talked to Mayor Anita Dugatto about the transition over the weekend.
by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 14, 2017 2:23 pm | Comments (0)
There was a change in the final numbers but no change in outcome after a recount the Second Ward Aldermen’s race.
There were three spots available for six candidates.
The recount was triggered because just six votes separated the third and fourth place candidates (Republican candidate Jim Petrino and Democratic incumbent Art Gerckens) on Election Day.
by Alderman Art Gerckens | Letter to the Editor | Nov 14, 2017 2:18 pm | Comments (0)
My old coach Lou DeFilippo once said, “Boys, when we win, we do so with dignity and class, and when we lose, we do the same.”
I did not expect to see a change in the outcome due to the recount and mercifully there was not a change.
by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 6, 2017 7:22 am | Comments (0)
Two-term incumbent Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto will face challenger Rich Dziekan in the municipal election scheduled for Nov. 7.
It’s a rematch of the 2015 contest, which saw Dugatto best Dziekan by 112 votes.
Dugatto is running on the Democratic line. She earned her spot at the top of the ticket by defeating Carmen DiCenso by 30 votes in a Democratic primary last month.
by STAFF | Nov 6, 2017 7:21 am | Comments (0)
Election Day 2017 is Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Ansonia and Derby have hotly contested races for mayor.
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by STAFF | Nov 5, 2017 9:59 am | Comments (0)
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Polls are open are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
by Marc Garofalo | Letter to the Editor | Nov 3, 2017 11:34 am | Comments (0)
I write to respectfully ask for your vote to re-elect me as your Town/City Clerk.
I am a proud graduate of the Derby Public School and earned a BS in Finance from Quinnipiac University.
My graduate studies were completed at the University of New Haven with an MBA and a Master of Public Administration.