NORWICH Ė Two candidates have thrown their hat in the ring in the race for Ward Six Alderman, both appearing as Republican candidates on the primary election ballot in September before Novemberís general election.
Incumbent Alderman Thomas LoPiccolo is being challenged by Sixth Ward resident Daniel Palmer. Palmer certainly isnít new to the political scene. In 2009, he opposed then Alderman Robert Jeffrey by running as an independent in the November general elections. Jeffrey won the election and filled the seat until elected as City Supervisor in November, 2011; but Palmer is now using more years of public service and community involvement to leverage his qualifications for the upcoming elections.
LoPiccolo is seeking to win in his first election. LoPiccolo has only served as the wardís representative since January, when he was appointed the position by the city council to replace Jeffrey.
ďI have the exuberance to want to see change and to want to help out. I have a passion for it and itís not just for the city, itís for the people in my ward too,Ē LoPiccolo said. ďI like doing what Iím doing. I feel like Iím doing my part and I want to stay in it.Ē