NORWALK, Conn. – Republican Rick McQuaid, a former member of the Common Council who was first elected Norwalk’s Town Clerk in 2011, is seeking a second term this fall, he announced. He is so far running unopposed for the office.
As Town Clerk, McQuaid oversees the city’s retention of vital records, such as birth certificates and property transfers, and elections, among other duties. He defeated Democrat David Jaeger and Independent Peter Bondi two years ago.
“The amazing thing about this job is that I’m in charge of maintaining the history of the city,” McQuaid said. In addition to having served on the council, McQuaid was also an interventions specialist at Naramake Elementary School for more than a decade. “I love what I do, it’s an honor,” he said.
Currently, McQuaid is taking courses at Central Connecticut State University for certification under the procedures of being a Town Clerk, which he said he hopes to finish in the next year or less. The first requirement of certification is being elected to the position, not the other way around.
Among the duties that keep him most active are keeping up with birth certificates, he said. “Because we’re a hospital city, we’re busy with birth certificates because we’re responsible for keeping them for other towns, not just Norwalk.”