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Town Clerk race tops the ballot in Danbury with Mayor, Treasurer unopposed

The highest contested race in Danbury is the position of Town Clerk.  Democratic incumbent Joan Bielizna was appointed to the position in April and is seeking a term of her own.  Danbury Republican State Representative Jan Giegler is looking to unseat her.  Giegler was asked if elected, would she fulfil both the state and local position.  She says she would. 


Danbury Democratic Town Committee chairman Joe Walkovich says with the state's fiscal crisis there will likely be a special session of the General Assembly, taking time away from the position of Town Clerk.  He says historically, Danbury has had a full-time Town Clerk.  Walkovich says being able to fulfill both positions is being naive about the amount of work the Town Clerk does.


Danbury Republican Town Committee chairman Mike Safranek says the state work wouldn't inhibit her from doing the job of Town Clerk.  Safranek says state law allows this to take place. He cited Brookfield's former Treasurer and State Representative being David Scribner.  Safranek says it would be a day here and a day there, the equivalent of someone taking vacation time off.


Danbury's Mayor and Treasurer are running unopposed.

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