Michael Passero Wins New London, Conn., Mayoral Race - NECN

Michael Passero Wins New London, Conn., Mayoral Race



    Michael Passero Wins New London, Conn., Mayoral Race

    Michael Passero has declared victory in the New London mayoral race.

    Passero defeated Republican Bill Vogel by a three to one margin.

    "I've been involved in the government the last six years and I know it intimately, I know the people to get the job done and I'm very confident that I'm ready to hit the ground running," Passero said.

    Back in the Democratic primary in September, Passero defeated incumbent new London Mayor

    Passero expressed earlier on Election Day that he wants to make sure Democrats dominate the City Council that starts its term Dec. 7.

    "Oh absolutely," Passero said as he campaigned outside the voting place at Harbor School. "We have a great ticket for the city council and the Board of Ed. We're hoping to get a clean sweep."

    According to the Democrats, by mid afternoon about two thirds of the people who had turned out to vote were registered Democrats.

    Republican candidate Bill Vogel said earlier on Election Day, "The voter turnout seems to be a bit on the light side but the election hasn't been that controversial so it'll probably be on the moderate to light by the end of the day.

    On the ballot also is the Green Party line, with no one running for mayor. But the Greens have two candidates for city council.

    "The turnout has not been high," said candidate Ronna Stuller. "That's bad for democracy. It isn't necessarily bad for the Greens."