The West Haven Democratic Town Committee unanimously selected Michael Last to lead the party for another two year term at its organizational meeting last week. Last was first elected Chairman in 2018 after Mayor Nancy Rossi won the mayor’s office. He is also a State of Connecticut agency Chief Financial Officer and was elected West Haven City Treasurer.
The 60-member town committee is comprised of 6-members from each of the city’s ten districts. There was no opposition to this year’s Democratic Town Committee slate of candidates and therefore no primary.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to continue leading the Democratic. The last two years were strong and successful for our party and we elected some really talented and dedicated people. We have a lot of capacity and energy on this town committee with some exciting elections coming up. Our efforts will be dedicated to recruiting and electing hard-working, passionate and qualified democrats to represent our residents,” said Last.
The committee also elected Kathy Tucker and Christopher Suggs to serve as vice-chairman, Cebi Waterfield as secretary, Patty Horvath as corresponding secretary, Toni Paine as treasurer, Sarah Ackbarali as assistant treasurer, Rachel Solveira as social media coordinator and Brandon Paterson as public relations officer.
The Town Committee members set and execute the policy of the local party and will be busy this spring participating as delegates at conventions to endorse candidates for regional and local races that will include US congress, State Senator and State House Representatives.
“As we craft our goals and direction for the next two years it’s important that we communicate with our constituents so we can make sure we have the same priorities. We will continue recruiting new and diverse talent for the Democratic Party and will carry on our efforts to unify the party over the next two years. The diversification and unity of the Democratic Party will be top priorities,” concluded Last.