"It is now time unite behind a candidate. One who has the best vision for Norwalk. One who has the grass-roots support in our community and one who can lead us towards a better tomorrow." said Senator Bob Duff as he announced his support for Former Police Chief Harry Rilling.
Former Police Chief Harry Rilling received the support of Senator Bob Duff and State Representatives Chris Perone and Bruce Morris for Mayor of the City of Norwalk on Tuesday afternoon outside Norwalk City Hall.
Rilling said "There is a need for change. When the three gentlemen behind me came out and endorsed me, I knew that we were on the right track. I knew that our message was getting out. I knew that the people were receiving our message and they were saying this is the message we want. This is what we need for Norwalk."
State Representatives Perone and Morris said it was time for Democrats to stand behind one candidate for the next Mayor of the City.
State Representative Chris Perone said "Heading forward, heading into this election, we need to have not only a unite voice, but a united front and a shared voice and vision."
State Representative Bruce Morris said "We need real leadership to step up. Leadership with experience. Leadership that knows how to work across all sectors. Leadership that is qualified."
Rilling said he hopes to bring Norwalk back to the flourishing community it once was if he is elected Mayor.
"Inclusiveness, transparency, civil government and accessability, is truly the backbone of any city. It is my job and part of my campaign to say "One Norwalk Together."
Rilling is one of 4 Democratic candidates running for Mayor. Primary day is Tuesday, September 10th. Information on where to vote for the Democratic primary can be found on the city's website.