NORWICH – As city residents head to the polls Nov. 8, they will have two candidates to choose from for one City Supervisor position.
Republican Robert M. Jeffrey, candidate for the “Time for Change” party, opposes long time Republican incumbent, Linda E. Natoli for the Wards 4, 5 and 6 city supervisor spot. Natoli, who has been elected supervisor nine times, is now finishing her 18th year as a city official.
Jeffrey, a Frontier Communications employee for 25 years, has acted as Alderman in Ward 6 for six years and previously served on the City Planning Commission, Civil Service Commission and the board for the Business Improvement District.
Jeffrey’s proposition focuses on necessary change in the city and he says he can make a significant impact as a representative for the city at the county level by focusing on community development.
“Almost every resident in the City of Norwich is only one or two blocks away from an area that needs attention,” Jeffrey said. “I want to work with the county to improve neighborhoods.” His primary goal, he added, is to improve the safety and security for city residents while emphasizing the need for affordable senior housing and creating an environment where families will invest in residential housing.