Nominations were made last night by the Danbury Democratic Town Committee, but what wasn't said loomed over the proceedings. Chairman Gene Eriquez opened the nominations and left the meeting early last night and plans to issue a statement tonight at the next nomination meeting. The former Mayor was arrested early Sunday morning on assault and other charges stemming from a domestic violence incident involving his wife.
Eriquez was arraigned Monday in Danbury Superior Court and ordered not to have contact with his wife until at least after his next court date at the end of June.
Nominations were made for the 138th and 2nd House district seats. Candidates will be nominated tonight for Danbury's other House seats.
Jeff Tomchik of Danbury was nominated by the Democrats to run for the 138th District, a position being vacated by Jan Giegler. She was elected in November as Danbury Town Clerk and will be retiring from the legislature. Democrats also nominated Raghib Allie-Brennan of Bethel to run for the 2nd District seat. The other open race in Danbury is a contested one due to the retirement of Republican Dan Carter, who is running for U.S Senate.