North Haven voters put faith in incumbents

North Haven voters on Tuesday indicated they're happy with the direction of the town.

Republican Michael Freda earned a seventh term as first selectman, and incumbents William Pieper, a Republican, and Sally Buemi, a Democrat, maintained their seats on the three-member Board of Selectmen.

The unofficial totals showed Freda with 5,095 votes. Pieper was next in line with 4,003 votes, followed by Buemi with 1,811.

Freda's Democratic challenger Carl Kordek had the backing of 870 residents.

Leading up to the election, Freda told voters that much has been accomplished during his time in office.

A recent commentary by Freda which ran in The Citizen states: "Our accomplishments include bringing in new businesses, balancing budgets, earning the coveted Triple A bond rating gold star designation, building a middle school, building a new police station, building new fire houses, paving over 120 miles of roadway, improving and investing in updated technology, reinforcing our cyber security defense systems, developing an emergency management center, increasing resources in our 911 dispatch center, and developing an emergency broadcast message system enabling me to communicate with our citizens in emergency situations."

"We accomplished all of this together," Freda wrote, "and in six of the last 10 years, have had no tax increases. The past two years, we reduced the mill rate and added services."

Citizen report


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