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Morris GOP tabs Weik, Dorsett-Mathews for re-election (07-25-17)

Morris First Selectman Thomas Weik and Selectman Erica Dorsett-Mathews received the Republican Party's nod to seek re-election in November. BZ photos

Morris's Republican Party was unanimous Monday in endorsing First Selectman Thomas Weik's bid for a second term in the November municipal election.

The party gave its support to Weik during a caucus at Town Hall. Selectman Erica Dorsett-Mathews also received the unanimous support of the party.

Morris's Democratic Party will hold its caucus tonight at 7 at the Morris Senior Center. Democratic Town Committee Chairman Larry Sweeney said there has been interest from more than one person in the nomination for candidacy for first selectman.

In a statement issued before the caucus, Weik and Dorsett-Mathews said they have enjoyed serving the town and are interested in holding office for two more years. They said the past two years have resulted in numerous accomplishments by the Board of Selectmen including an $8 million increase in the grand list of taxable property, the acquisition of donated office furniture for Town Hall, the reception of a state grant for renovations to the firehouse, and a new town website.

The GOP caucus endorsed a slate presented by the Republican Town Committee. In addition to Weik and Dorsett-Mathews, the slate includes Town Clerk Laura Halloran, Town Treasurer Nancy Skilton and Tax Collector Dwight Rollins. Halloran is a Democrat and Rollins is an unaffiliated voter.         

The rest of the slate shows Chris Parkhurst for a regular seat on the Board of Finance; Hunter Weik for an alternate seat on the Board of Finance; Delissa Locher for the Board of Assessment Appeals; Lisa Harrison, David Geremia Jr., Robert Paradis and Del Knox for the Planning and Zoning Commission; Eric Edwards and Mary Palumbo for the Zoning Board of Appeals; Derick Galinski for an alternate seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals; and Nancy Lundquist and Virginia Williamson for the Library Board of Directors.

First Selectman Thomas Weik is congratulated by Bob Paradis after Monday's caucus. Looking on is Hunter Weik of the Board of Finance.

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