Zieno announces candidacy for vacant fifth ward seat

NORWICH – With elections less than three months away, a new candidate is making his case for the vacant Ward Five seat on the Norwich Common Council.

Norwich resident Dave Zieno officially kicked off his campaign last week, establishing a campaign platform to maintain affordability for taxpayers, build a more timely city budget that adheres to the 2 percent property tax cap, and increase transparency in city government.

The Democratic candidate said Ward Five residents “deserve a choice” on the ballot come November. He has filed petitions to appear on the Democratic line as well as an independent line titled “No New Taxes.”

“This is where I was born and raised … Really, it’s my hometown and I want to see my hometown do well,” said Zieno. “I think I can offer a lot of experience in this role.”

A 30-year veteran business analyst for NBT Bank, Zieno said he has experience that would help leverage his role on the council. He’s also no stranger to city government, having served on the city’s reassessment board since 2008.

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