Cheat Sheet: Shelton 2015 Election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In Shelton, the race for the city’s top office pits incumbent Republican Mayor Mark Lauretti against Democratic challenger Michele Bialek, a downtown business owner, as well as unaffiliated write-in candidate Timothy Bristol.

The Valley Indy invited Shelton’s mayoral candidates for interviews in the weeks leading up to the election. Recordings of the podcasts are embedded below.

Where Do I Vote?

Ward 1

Elizabeth Shelton School, 138 Willoughby Road

Ward 2

Shelton Intermediate School, 675 Constitution Boulevard North

Ward 3

Long Hill School, 565 Long Hill Ave.

Ward 4

Mohegan School, 47 Mohegan Road

Not sure where to go? Click here to check with the Secretary of the State’s office.

Other problems? Click here for the website for the city’s registrars of voters. Their office (in the former Lafayette School at 54 Grove St.) can be reached by calling 203-924-2533, Option 1.

I Want To Learn More About The Campaign

Click here to read every story and guest column the Valley Indy has published about this year’s election.

Click here for an overview of the mayoral race from the Connecticut Post.

Click here to read coverage of the election from the Shelton Herald.

Click here to visit the Shelton GOP website.

Click here to visit the Shelton Democrats’ website.

Bialek also has a campaign website of her own.

Click here for Bristol’s website.

The Under-Ticket

City Treasurer

Incumbent Republican Treasurer Raymond O’Leary faces Democratic challenger Paul Papadimitriou.

Board Of Aldermen

Eight Aldermen will be elected, two each from each of the city’s four wards. The Republican party currently holds a 7-1 majority on the board.

First Ward

Incumbents Republican Anthony Simonetti and Democrat John “Jack” Finn are both seeking re-election. The GOP is also running David Gidwani, and the Democrats are running Denese Deeds.

Second Ward

Incumbent Republicans Eric McPherson and Stanley Kudej are both seeking re-election.

They face off against Democratic challenger Linda Robak.

Third Ward

Incumbent Republicans John Anglace and Lynne Farrell are both seeking re-election.

Challenging them is Democrat Steven Guralnick.

Fourth Ward

Incumbent Republican Noreen McGorty is seeking re-election. She is joined on the GOP half of the ticket by Jim Capra.

They are being challenged by Democrat Joseph Liscinsky Jr.

Board Of Education

Nine candidates from a field of 13 will be elected, and not more than five from any one party.

The Democrats have five candidates on the ballot, and the Republicans have eight.

The Republicans are running:

Win Oppel (incumbent)
Mark Holden (incumbent)
John Francino-Quinn (incumbent)
Kathy Yolish (incumbent)
Thomas Minotti (incumbent)
Darlisa Ritter
Anne Gaydos
John Boyko

The Democrats are running:

Faith Hack (incumbent)
Kate Kutash (incumbent)
Arlene Liscinsky (incumbent)
Adam Robinson
David Gioiello

Planning And Zoning Commission

Four candidates, two from each major party, are vying for three four-year terms on the PZC.

For four-year terms, the Republicans are running:

Thomas McGorty (incumbent)
Virginia Harger (incumbent)

For four-year terms, the Democrats are running:

Nancy Dickal (incumbent)
Elaine Matto

Two alternates to the PZC, Republican Ned Miller and Democrat Frank Osak (both incumbents), are running without opposition and will also be elected.

Board Of Apportionment And Taxation

Six candidates from a field of six will be elected.

The Republicans are running:

John Belden Jr. (incumbent)
Karen Battistelli
Cris Balamaci

The Democrats are running:

Joseph Knapik (incumbent)
Louis Dagostine (incumbent)
Adam Heller

Library Board

Two candidates from a field of three will be elected.

The Republicans are running:

Stephen Bellis

The Democrats are running:

Jean Cayer (incumbent)
Patricia Walker


Sample ballots are posted below.

Shelton 2015 Ballots


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