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Business Consultant GetsDemocratic Candidacy For Simsbury First Selectman

A political newcomer will vie on behalf of town Democrats for Simsbury's top elected post this fall.

Eric Wellman, an Aetna business consultant and former journalist, was nominated by the Democratic Town Committee Monday as their candidate for first selectman.

"This election marks the close of a chapter in Simsbury's history," Wellman said in a written statement. "As we transition to our new town manager form of government, our next first selectman will shape how we move forward as a community and will need to ensure that government continues to work for all of us."