Wednesday, May 17, 2006

State Arbitration Panel thinks Wells dropped the ball as Norwalk Democratic Party town chair

Last night was the culmination of a strange series of moves by the Norwalk Democratic party town chair, Galen Wells. After leading last year’s disastrous municipal election campaign where the incumbent democratic mayor was ousted by less than 200 votes, Wells proceeded to start 2006 off on the wrong foot by clumsily fostering dissension amongst Norwalk democrats.

First up, unable to generate new members to the party, Wells moved to stack leadership positions with octogenerian pals who are more noted for their ability to fall asleep in committee meetings than anything else.

Wells then spent the last several weeks publicly fawning over a handful of pre-selected candidates instead of encouraging the best and brightest to run for office.

To sum up, Wells party building skills are terrible. But it’s not just most Norwalk Democrats who think so. Today’s Norwalk Advocate contains the details of Wells end run to Democratic State Central Committee, in her attempt to exclude a sitting councilman, Calvin Hilliard from running in the caucus for the open state rep seat in the 140th.


"I thought he was interested in running but that doesn't have anything to do with him getting the appropriate letter in, does it?" Wells responded. "These e-mails aren't relevant."

But arbitration panel member Dorothy Mrowka appeared to think Wells did not do enough to assist Hilliard.

"As a town chair, that's your responsibility," Mrowka said. "I think that's terrible."


Norwalk Adovcate, Ruling: Hilliard can face Morris in bid for House By Brian Lockhart and Suzanne Sorrentino, May 17, 2006

13 comments:

mod.dem.like.jfk said...

Speaking of Norwalk, Lex Paulson will announce his candidacy for State Representative tonight. He will be taking on Rep. Cafero

AnonAndOnAndOn said...

And Pat Paulsen will be announcing his candidacy for President...

Both will have the same victory record.

turfgrrl said...

I should also add that Chris Perone announced his re-election bid last night for the 137th, and Bob Duff will announce his re-election bid Thursday.

AnonAndOnAndOn said...

Duff seems to have done a good job making himself an institution in that Senate seat. He seems to work hard, he's been on top of the transportation issue, I have to think he's in a solid position for the fall.

MikeCT said...

turfgrrl,
The article link you provided does not work. Here's the correct link to the Norwalk Advocate article.

Here's a schedule of Norwalk Dem events. They do have one of the better town committee Web sites.

MikeCT said...

Also, Lex Paulson, a Norwalk Democrat who is challenging incumbent Republican Larry Cafero, has his Web site up.

ctkeith said...

GC,

By now I'm sure you've seen Lamonts new TV ads and the Kos Cameo appearance in them.

Any Comment?

bluecoat said...

Is Lex Paulson related to Pat Paulson, the NBC exec and Laugh-In walkon who ran for President?

KerryGuy said...

Is Paulson the carpet bagger from UConn Law School who just registered in town? If the kid really has promise, why waste it ass a sacrificial lamb against the next Republican leader? He could have picked better spots for himself anywhere in the state.

bluecoat said...

Yes.

ctpoliticalnovice said...

I heard that the crack Norwalk Democratic Town Committee legal team was really a site to see in action at the recent arbitration proceedings in Hartford. The two attorneys that represented the Norwalk DTC were really out of their element at the proceedings. There was a lot of stammering and ineptness that left most of the spectators almost laughing at the pathetic performance of the Norwalk DTC leaders as they bumbled and stumbled their way through their repetitive presentation. I cannot believe someone who is in a leadership position would act in such a childish and immature manner. It looks like the Norwalk DTC is headed for some real promising times.

americanwoman said...

Lex Paulson is not a carpetbagger. He is the future of this state. I just moved to the district and if cowards in the cafero camp want to start throwing around civil war era insults. I've got a few that would fit the bill. Give em Hell Lex!

Anonymous said...

"The future of this state."

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

I'm sure Lex is a nice kid... but he's not the future of anything.