It’s only been a week since voters elected 27-year-old Ben Florsheim, and things are moving fast in the city.
Middletown has a new mayor Tuesday night: Benjamin Florsheim.
The race for Middletown Mayor was wide open after Mayor Dan Drew decided not to run for re-election.
It’s a very short turn around for one of the newest and youngest Connecticut mayors.
27-year-old Ben Florsheim is now the official Democratic Party candidate for Mayor of Middletown.
It’s the first time there’s been an open seat for mayor in Middletown in nearly 25 years.
Republican Seb Guiliano (67) has been telling voters that his 3 terms as Middletown’s mayor make him uniquely qualified in this year’s race. Especially considering his 27-year-old Democratic opponent has never held elective office and hasn’t lived in town for very long.
Middletown, a city of 46,000, is witnessing a four way Democratic Primary because the current Mayor Dan Drew is calling it quits.
A mayoral candidate forum in Middletown is set for Thursday night at Middletown High School.
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