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Alexander Edges Tallarita For 58th District Nomination

Incumbent says she will "definitely primary" to retain her seat.

A Marine Corps officer narrowly edged a seven-term state representative at the Democratic convention for the 58th House Assembly District Tuesday.

David Alexander received 21 votes to 20 for incumbent Rep. Kathy Tallarita in the Council Chambers at Enfield Town Hall.

"I am honored to be nominated tonight by those who represent the [Democratic] voters in the district," Alexander said.

A lifelong Enfield resident, Alexander, 30, returned to Enfield in September after four years of active service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is currently serving as a Captain in the Marine Corps Reserves.

His political experience consists of a stint on the Enfield Zoning Board of Appeals and serving as an intern in the Connecticut General Assembly, where he worked for Rep. Andrew Fleischmann. 

Tallarita, who was first elected to the seat in 1998 and currently serves as deputy majority leader, said that she would definitely primary.

"I feel that I have served the people of Enfield well over 14 years," she said. "I will run on my record."

The Democratic primary is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Dark Knight May 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Way to go, Enfield Dumb-o-crats! What a plan-- take an experienced state representative and replace her with an unemployed loser who can't find a job and can't pass the bar exam. Whose brilliant idea was this?
Marty Salvatore May 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Amalita Grimes May 31, 2012 at 06:40 PM
lol.. you cant help but laugh. its almost become a sport with the democrats (cutting off their nose to spite their face).
Catherine O'Neil June 18, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I don't think that David Alexander who still lives at home with his mom and dad and has to depend on them to pay his bills has any business running for public office. Until David can run his own life and know what it's like to live on your own, struggle to pay bills and not have everything handed to him by his overdomineering mother, he has no experience of business running for public office unless he can be someone else's puppet other than his mothers.
Catherine O'Neil June 18, 2012 at 04:21 PM
In total agreement

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