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Southington residents to choose a new town clerk


SOUTHINGTON — On Election Day voters will choose a new town clerk.

Kathy Larkin, a Republican, and Sandra Brunoli, a Democrat, both work in the town clerk’s office.

Larkin has worked in the office for 28 years, the last seven as deputy town clerk. One of her duties is to fill in for Town Clerk Leslie Cotton, who is not seeking re-election after 20 years.

“I thought this was the next step for me,” said Larkin.

She wants to continue to provide good customer service, she said.

“We went from a typewriter office and one computer, to 11 computers and one typewriter now,” Larkin said. “I’ve been a part of that progress all along and I’ve seen all these advancements and that’s what I want to continue to do.”

Brunoli has been working in the office for 11 years. She is the assistant registrar of vital statistics and records management coordinator.

“Having worked in private industry, I am equipped to handle the unexpected challenges that occur when you least expect them,” she said.

Brunoli said if elected she will “continue to create a virtual town hall that allows residents to do more business online” and “retain the small-town feel of Southington.”

“In keeping up with advancing technology, access to the storage vault of information and vital records is essential,” she said.

Republican Town Chairman Brian Callahan cited Larkin’s membership in the Connecticut Town Clerk’s Association and her certification by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Larkin has also taken classes at the New England Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy and the Connecticut Town Clerk School.

“She’s totally qualified,” Callahan said. “This is such an important office. It controls every person’s records in the town of Southington.”

Democratic Town Chairwoman Elaine Bedard cited Brunoli’s experience in the office.

“I think (Brunoli) would make a fantastic town clerk,” Bedard said. “She’s warm, she’s friendly, and she’s very helpful and knowledgeable.”

Brunoli said her accounting background is an asset.

“I relish the challenge of creating a budget that takes care of the needs of the department, but also keeps spending in check.” Brunoli said.

The town clerk’s term is six years.

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