NORWALK, Conn. – The Republican Caucus on Norwalk’s Common Council has picked District D Councilman Jerry Petrini as majority leader for the 2013-15 term.
“I look forward to working with our new mayor and the minority caucus,” Petrini said in a press release. “There are a lot of good things going on in the city, and we need to make sure that they continue.”
Petrini was elected to his second two-year term on the council on Nov. 5. With 2,312 votes, Petrini collected more votes than any other single-district Common Council member in the 2013 election.
The Republican caucus won an 8-7 majority on the Common Council on Election Day with the support of Bruce Kimmel, a registered Democrat who switched caucuses lase January and was endorsed by the Republican Town Committee for this year’s election.
With Democratic Mayor-Elect Harry Rilling taking office Tuesday with the new council, Petrini “will serve as a focal point in ensuring the Rilling Administration makes appointments to boards and commissions that are acceptable to the Council majority,” Republicans said in their press release.
In his first term Petrini chaired the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee. Professionally, he owns and operates My Three Sons Family Fun Center on Wall Street.
Petrini will officially take over as majority leader when he and the other council members are sworn in before their first meeting of the new session Tuesday. The Common Council will also elect its chair for the upcoming session at the same meeting.
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