Stamford's Democrats voted Wednesday, for who they wanted to endorse as Mayor. Bill Callion, William Tong, and David Martin were up for the bid. With 26 votes, Martin came out on top.
"We are going to win in November across the board," said Martin.
The board of finance member served on the board of representatives for 26 years, with the last 8 as president.
"If David becomes mayor, it's going to put us back to where we were and also to get our AAA status back. So I'm looking forward to David Martin being our next mayor," said Jere Eaton, a Democrat City Committee member who voted for Martin.
"He puts Stamford residents first. It will be a wonderful administration under David Martin. It will be transparent," said Glenda Blume, also a Democratic City Committee member who voted for Martin.
"From potholes, to crime in our neighborhoods; from the firefighters to the WPCA, and the way we respond to these issues are going to shape Stamford for years to come," said Martin.
Martin ran for mayor against Michael Pavia in 2009. He says if elected this time, his democratic administration would be a different ball game.
"It will be a sharp contrast with how Stamford is being led now, or how it will be led if this city makes the mistake of electing another Republican mayor," said Martin.
Before the nomination, Tong shared a similar view.
"The most important thing we can do this year is to elect a Democrat as mayor of this city," said Tong.
Tong says he's going to petition for a primary election.
"I look forward with a lot of excitement, a lot of confidence to a primary. I greatly respect the city committee and their opinion and now we're going to let the voters decide," said Tong.
The Democratic City Committee also nominated candidates for the Board of Education, Board of Finance, Board of Reps, City Constable and Town Clerk.
If a primary election is held, it will be September 10. Election Day is November 5.