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Town And City Clerk Candidates Show Interest

By Jeffrey B. Cohen

September 18, 2009

At least three city politicians have expressed interest in being the next town and city clerk.

As of Friday morning, former Councilman and Democratic Town Committee Chairman Noel McGregor, former Council President John Bazzano, and former city Councilwoman Marilyn Rossetti had put their names forward.

The new clerk would fill the job left vacant by the recent death of Daniel Carey.

The city council has the authority to appoint the town and city clerk. The city's personnel office says the job pays between $89,100 and $136,640.

While she's interested, Rossetti said she "stepped back" in favor of her friend, Bazzano. The two spoke Friday morning, she said.

"I want John Bazzano to be the one considered," Rossetti said. "Dan would want him to do that."

Rossetti, who is the executive director of Hartford Areas Rally Together, said she and Bazzano were approached over the course of the past week. "We both said we weren't going to talk to anybody about this until after Dan's funeral," she said.

Bazzano could not be reached for comment Friday.

Also interested is McGregor, a former police officer who ran the city's Democratic Town Committee before current Chairman Sean Arena.

"I would love to do the job," McGregor said Friday. "I'd love to continue to serve the city."

The city council's Democrats are apparently meeting today to discuss next week's meeting, as well as the clerk's position.

Efforts to reach Arena were unsuccessful.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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