Dems turn to familiar faces, newcomers

July 26, 2013

By KAITLYN NAPLES
STAFF WRITER
The Plainville Democratic Town Committee held its monthly meeting to secure endorsements for this year’s municipal election. The endorsements brought back many familiar faces and welcomed some newcomers as well.
Incumbents Quinn Christopher and her brother Christopher Wazorko were endorsed for spots on the Town Council.
Ken Laska, who endorsed Christopher, said she has “certain qualities we expect of every person.” He said she is a “tower that speaks of strength, and stands up for her convictions.”
Three newcomers joined the Town Council candidacy slate – Tony Tarascio, who is active in statewide campaigns, Richard Ireland, who is involved in local committees such as the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee, and Patrick Kilby.
For the Board of Education, the Democrats could endorse three individuals for four-year-terms, and one individual for a two-year-term.
Incumbents Becky Tyrell and Cheryl Provost were endorsed, along with newcomer Randall Peck.
“There are people who work as hard as Becky, but there is nobody who works harder on behalf of our students,” Rob Michalik said, as he endorsed Tyrell to run for another term.
Current Board member Barbara Willard endorsed Provost, who was undecided about running, and said she was happy to see her run again because she has “a wealth of knowledge, having put her own children through our schools.”
Endorsed for the two-year spot on the board was current member Foster White, who joined the board earlier this year when Charlotte Koskoff resigned.
Ken Laska was endorsed for the Library Trustee position because of his “sincere interest in the public library,” said Robert Michalik Sr.
The committee also endorsed for the constable position former town councilors Robert Ciotto and Jason Rupaka, as well as Tara Scrivano and Christine Kuzia.

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