NEW BRITAIN — The 2015 candidates running on the Republican line for Common Council at- large will be incumbent Daniel Salerno, as well as Piotr “Pete” Ceglarz, Daniel Davis, Christopher Polkowski, and James Sanders, Jr.

“This is one impressive at-large slate,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “All of them have vast campaign experience and deep roots in the community. Pete Ceglarz just ran a very competitive race for State Representative in 2014 and is the owner of Ceglarz Motors on West Main Street. Dan Davis has served on the Board of Education for two years and is constantly volunteering whenever he has a free moment. Chris Polkowski has served with distinction as the Chairman of our Board of Water Commissioners and has successfully managed several multi-million dollar projects as an engineer for the City. Jim Sanders, Jr. is a proud business owner & developer on New Britain’s east side and seeks to continue his family’s commitment to quality public education. These individuals are totally committed to New Britain’s success and I know they will work tirelessly to earn the support of their friends and neighbors.”

“Alderman at-large Danny Salerno has made an indelible impression during his first two years on the Council,” continued Mayor Stewart. “While he is a lifelong Democrat, he is a proud member of our “RUD” (Republican, Unaffiliated and Democrat) caucus and brings a unique and valuable perspective to everything we do. He has hosted gatherings across the City, where residents can come for coffee and speak with him directly. There is no question in my mind that Danny has earned a second term on the Council, and I am confident that the residents of New Britain will agree.”

Said Alderman Salerno, “I am running for second term because we have only begun the process of turning New Britain around, and I want to further the progress and vision of Mayor Erin Stewart and her administration. It has always been my intent to be the most proactive Alderman I can be. We must continue implementing policies that will spur economic development, grow the Grand List, and secure a 21st century education for all children.”

“Thanks to Mayor Stewart, New Britain is moving in the right direction,” said Piotr Ceglarz. “Being a small business owner in town, I know what it takes to make tough choices, manage costs, and create jobs. We have a great opportunity this November to make this City great again, and I hope to be a part of that.”

“New Britain needs to continue bringing in additional businesses and employers,” said Daniel Davis. “We also need to focus on highlighting all the wonderful things this community has to offer. We have good schools, safe streets, and an economy that is starting to come back. Most importantly, we have great people, and I look forward to meeting many of them on the campaign trail.”

Said Christopher Polkowski, “The chance to improve the City I love is what drove my decision to run for Common Council. I believe in promoting smart economic development, reducing the City’s debt so that our bond rating can continue to increase, and making sure that everything is done in a transparent and ethical manner. New Britain is my home and I want to do everything I can to make it the best home it can be for all our residents.”

“I decided to run for Alderman at-large because I truly want to see New Britain succeed,” said Jim Sanders, Jr. “Our Mayor needs a team with commitment, knowledge and experience to accomplish her vision and I believe I bring those traits to the table. No one wants to see New Britain become the “hard-hittin” place it once was more than me, and I will be working my hardest to earn this City’s support.”

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