WEST HARTFORD — Jonathan Slifka will take over as head of the local Democratic party.
Slifka said he has been a member of the Democratic Town Committee since 2011, and replaces Rosemarie Tate as chair of the committee.
"I was always sort of interested in looking to take on a leadership role and the opportunity presented itself," Slifka said. "I decided, why not? The timing seemed good. I had the support that I needed, which was incredibly important."
Slifka said he ran for chair unopposed. At last week's election, the Democratic Town Committee also elected a new slate of officers including Beverly Brakeman, as vice chairperson; Steven Derby,...