NORWICH – Christine Carnrike, a long-time area resident, has formally announced her candidacy for office of Mayor of Norwich.
“As Mayor, I intend a return to respected values and traditions,” Carnrike said. “For too long, Norwich has suffered from a crumbling quality-of-life and lost opportunity. We react to changing events and deteriorating demographics, rather than anticipating the reasons for such and planning for a better future. Our young people have to go elsewhere to make a good living. We must make Norwich a place to live, not a place to leave.”
Carnrike, the youngest of eight children, is no stranger to the importance of the political process. Her father, George Carnrike, was mayor of Norwich from 1969-1973; and from an early age, the role of family, community and government was a topic in her home and discussed across the kitchen table with her siblings.