Four names to appear on city council primary ticket

NORWICH – With hundreds of voters expected to head to the voting booth for the Republican Primary Tuesday, city residents will have a list of four names to choose from to appear on the Republican line of the general election ballot in November.

Incumbent councilmen Walter Schermerhorn (Ward Four) and Daniel Palmer (Ward Six) are being challenged by Linda Kays Biviano and Thomas LoPiccolo, respectively, for a four-year seat on the six-member city council.

There is a twist for Ward Six residents, however, as Palmer recently announced he will not seek re-election in November, citing personal matters and reasons he said interfere with his private main street business, the Broad Street Tavern. But Palmer’s name will appear on the primary ballot nonetheless as he missed the deadline to have it removed.

Said Palmer, “I am very grateful to have served the people in Ward Six and for a chance to work with the city council.”

Palmer was elected to the council in 2012, defeating then incumbent Thomas LoPiccolo. But without Palmer seeking re-election, LoPiccolo, who now hopes to regain his position after the upcoming general election, will likely appear on the Republican line in November.

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