Police commission nominee withdraws

st1030stserafino-01.jpgSTAMFORD — Following a controversy over his nomination to the police commission, constable Ralph Serafino has withdrawn his name from consideration by the Board of Reps which had been scheduled to vote on his appointment tonight.

Here’s the statement from Mayor David Martin’s office:

Mayor Releases Statement on Withdrawal of Ralph Serafino from Consideration for Police Commission


STAMFORD, CT – Earlier today Ralph Serafino requested that Mayor Martin withdraw his name from consideration by the Board of Representatives for appointment to the Police Commission. Mayor Martin released the following statement following the news.

“I accept Ralph’s decision and hope that he will remain involved in the community and continue to make positive contributions to our city,” Martin said. “In the coming weeks we will be evaluating prospective candidates for the position.”

Residents interested in applying to serve on the Police Commission may submit a resume and completed application form, available on the Mayor’s page on the city website and MartinTransition.com, to boardapplications@stamfordct.gov or send a completed application to the Office of the Mayor at 888 Washington Blvd., 10th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901.

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Jonathan Lucas