DiNardo: Bevilacqua Resignation Stands

Bevilacqua, the former seventh district candidate, had tried to reverse his resignation.

Former Town Council District 7 candidate Louis Bevilacqua will remain a former candidate.

Bevilacqua, a democrat, sent an email Friday trying to nullify his resignation but Trumbull Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said that was impossible.

"There's a process to go through," she said. The DTC has not nominated a replacement.

Bevilacqua submitted a one-line resignation letter Aug. 27, stating, "Please be advised that I need to resign as a candidate for the Town Council District 7."

Bevilacqua had said, "the local Democratic committee decided to go in a different direction."

On Friday, he emailed Registrar Sandy Mangiacapra.

"As previously stated in the media, I accept the nomination of the Democratic party. In light of the current political realities I have decided for the good of the party to remain on the ballot, contrary to to any other letter or document you may receive that I may have signed that may imply otherwise," Bevilacqua wrote.

He later said, "As far as I know, I'm still on the ballot. I'm not sure how it's going to work. We'll see how it works out going forward."

Meanwhile, two other democrats, incumbent Michael Rappa and Thomas Ragonese, have dropped off the slate. John Lawlor replaces Rappa and Jerri Fahy Marrocco of Louis Street replaces Ragonese.

The other democrat nominated for District 7 is Tom Whitmoyer. Former councilman Charley Pitcher is a petition candidate.

Afreedman2011 September 02, 2011 at 07:14 PM
I think that once you pull a Sarah Palin and quit, you have shown your true character. You are now known as a quitter and you know the old saying about quitters. It's time for the Democrats to move on to a candidate who gives them a chance to win in November.
Michael London September 02, 2011 at 08:46 PM
Sounds to me as if the Democrats in Trumbull are in a state of confusion.
vincent September 02, 2011 at 08:50 PM
Like who, Mary Beth Thornton?
louis September 02, 2011 at 10:23 PM
I am honored to still be the Democrat who wants to represent region seven
louis September 02, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Chairman Dinardo has the best interests for the party in mind. Of course there is a process and she has to deal with a diverse slate of candidates which the opposition party has nominated. As the candidate, of course it is my prerogative to continue in a campaign and honestly the nomination process is simply supposed to be a formality anyway, especially for a local post as town council. I welcome your votes and I will bring my many years of public administrative experience on behalf of the people. If you vote based on mere technicalities then...well sorry to say...its not going to get any better
louis September 02, 2011 at 10:55 PM
This is not the fault of Nancy Dinardo...she is simply trying to represent the diverse factions in what is called the local Dem committee. This includes the various communist like elements who I am sure did not like my continued candidacy once they found out that I was pro Lieberman and a moderate. Testani and his folks were, I believe very left leaning democrats before coming to Trumbull.....how he ever was placed in charge of conservatives, I'll never know.
Bill Holden September 03, 2011 at 12:35 AM
A vacancy in nomination/endorsed candidate exists when a municipal clerk receives a signed, written resignation by such candidate. Such a vacancy can only be filled by the original endorsing body. A candidate who has withdrawn and later changes his mind does not have a "do over" right. The endorsing body may, if it wishes, endorse the withdrawn candidate to the vacancy caused by the the former candidate's withdrawal. If the Democrats' endorsing body/vacancy committee wishes to, they may endorse Mr. Belivaqua to the vacancy apparantly cause by his resignation (unless they have filled it with someone else already). Or, they may choose to leave that ballot position blank.
Afreedman2011 September 03, 2011 at 12:45 AM
Communists in the Democratic party! You are either a Republican plant or out of your freakin mind. Your continued ramblings show your unfitness to run for any office. You are in serious need of psychological help.
louis September 03, 2011 at 11:22 PM
Thanks Bill, have you spent any more time reviewing the recall provisions or are you still just doing as your told?
louis September 12, 2011 at 11:33 PM
I forgot to mention in the earlier article regarding Ricimer, when I stated that some in our political system are constrained by structure and are 'unable to understand hierarchy or talent'...I forgot to include that the lesson of Ricimer was that sometimes the hierarchy was unable to notice talent....and that is ultimately one of the causes of the collapse of Rome


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