After nearly 20 years representing Danbury's 4th Ward on the City Council, Tom Saadi resigned last night.
The Council Minority leader delivered remarks about working with his colleagues on behalf of residents. Saadi, a Major in the Army Reserves, is also Commissioner of the state Department of Veteran Affairs. While calling it an honor to serve Danbury and its people over the years, Saadi said the time and energy necessary to properly serve the residents of the 4th Ward, while carrying out his duties to veterans, to this county and to his family, made it tough. He added that he will miss serving on the Council.
Saadi spoke about his colleagues volunteering their time to serve on the Council, with family members asking if they were going out to yet another evening meeting. But he says, for him, over the years that questioning becomes further support with family members hitting the campaign trail and going door-knocking. Saadi became emotional when thanking his mother, wife and children for standing by him over the years.
The Danbury state legislative delegation presented a proclamation honoring Saadi. Several members of the Council also expressed their gratitude and recalled their friendship over the years.
Mayor Mark Boughton presented Saadi with a key to the City.