Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ballot mistake throws Derby board for a loop: Was father elected, or his son?

By Phyllis Swebilius
Register Staff
DERBY — A single letter is causing confusion as to who will be seated on the Board of Apportionment and Taxation next month.
It’s the difference between a J and an R.
The issue was brought to light by Tony Szewczyk, chairman of the Republican Town Committee.
In a letter this week to Town Clerk Laura A. Wabno, Szewczyk said he had understood that the Democratic Town Committee had intended to nominate James R. Butler to run for the board, not his son, James J. Butler.

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