Bob Anthony to Run for Hamden Mayor

Republican Bob Anthony will run for mayor of Hamden in light of Scott Jackson's resignation, his spokesperson said in a press release Monday afternoon.

Jackson will be resigning to take a position with Gov. Dannel Malloy's administration, prompting a special election. Jackson has said he will resign from his post on April 16.

According to spokesperson Nick Antonucci, Anthony plans to officially announce his candidacy April 8 at Odie's Place on Whitney Avenue in Hamden.

It will be his second time on the campaign trail, as Anthony also ran for mayor in 2013.

He's a former Hamden firefighter and EMT and was elected president of the local Hamden firefighters union in 1992, Antonucci said.

Anthony also served on the Hamden Employees Retirement Board from 1980 to 2000. He was elected treasurer of the Uniformed Professional Firefighters' Association of Connecticut in 2011.

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