Thirty years ago, Norwalk mayoral races were often four-way battles between Democratic, Republican, Independent and Conservative candidates. "Back in the '70s and 80s we had an Independent Party and a Conservative Party in Norwalk, both of which drew very respectable numbers - 6,000-plus for the Independents, 3,000-plus for the Conservatives," said Michael Lyons, a District C Republican and chairman of the Norwalk Board of Education. "They drove out historically high vote totals - 25,000 voted in Norwalk in 1981 versus about 15,000 in mayoral elections today." Independent Party candidate Jennie Cave's victory in 1975 was the last... [Read More]
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