Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura was enthusiastically welcomed by local and state Republican leaders after announcing he had joined the GOP. Jarjura will be nominated tonight to head the Republican ticket for the November municipal elections.

   The Waterbury Republican Convention is being staged tonight, July 26th, at the Marriott in downtown Waterbury. The event is open to the public and begins at 6:30. The following candidates are going to be presented to the Republican Town Committee for approval at the convention.

Mayor – Michael Jarjura

City Clerk – Lynette Piombo

Town Clerk – Chick Spinella (cross-endorsement)



Board of Education – Jason Van Stone

                                         JoAnne D’Amelio

                                         Sundae Black

Board of Aldermen – Jerry Padula

                                        Steve Giacomi

                                        Fred Luedke

                                        BetteJane Wesson

                                        Lisa Margiotta

                                        Carlo  Palladino

                                        Frank Burgio

                                        Valter Merolli

                                        George Noujaim    

Mayor Jarjura shakes hands with Republican Town Chairman, Bill Harris, after switching political parties in early June.