Torrington, CT - The Torrington Democratic Town Committee has put forth a ticket of fifteen candidates for the city’s upcoming municipal elections in November. The slate features candidates with strong ties to the community and qualifying backgrounds who Democrats believe will offer new leadership perspectives for the city.
“We are very proud to have so many great candidates stepping forward to run for office,” said Chairman Stephen Ivain, who will himself be on the ballot after the committee asked him to run for city council. “I am honored to accept the committee’s recommendation and will do my best to help us win in November.”
City Council incumbent Paul Cavagnero will seek another term. City Councilwoman Keri Hoehne, however, will not seek re-election. After two years of devoted service on the council, Hoehne will instead be running for constable, a role that will allow her to maintain her involvement while focusing more on her family.
Ed Corey is another familiar name seeking a new office. After three terms on the Board of Education, Corey is now running for city council, where he hopes to have more of an impact on school funding. “I believe I have done what I can on the Board of Ed and if I want to have a larger impact, I’ll need to be on the city council,” Corey said while accepting the town committee’s endorsement.
A new name on the ballot is Keith Farrell, running for city council. Farrell is a lifelong Torrington resident aside from a recent six-year stint in South Carolina. A community organizer, Farrell founded and ran a local nonprofit group, Spirits of ’76, from 2011 – 2014 that used volunteers to tackle community problems, clean up rivers, and collect food and clothing for those in need. In addition to being an author, entrepreneur, and business owner, Farrell holds a degree in Urban Sociology and Development from the University of Connecticut, which gives him keen insights into the problems facing our city.
Stephen Ivain stated our party is dedicated to improving our city’s economy, cost of living, job opportunities, schools, housing, public safety, and quality of life. We have a vision and a platform that will help Torrington attract business, prioritize smart economic development, lower property taxes, and ensure our new school not only looks great but is well-staffed and maintained so we can prepare our students for the future. Between now and November, Democratic candidates will be out talking to residents, eager to earn their votes. The committee is confident they will impress voters and that Torrington will choose to elect our slate to provide oversight, accountability, and a vision for our city’s future.