Two familiar names will be on the ballot in the race for Probate Judge.
Democratic former Mayor Craig Henrici will face former Republican mayoral candidate Matt Corcoran.
“Matt is an excellent candidate. As an attorney, Matt not only brings his legal expertise to this very important position, but he also brings patience, understanding and compassion to those individuals who have to cope with the death of a family member or friend,” said Republican Town Committee chairman Ron Gambardella.
Joe Bertini was nominated the Republican candidate for the 91st District, Gambardella said, and no Republican candidate emerged for the 88th district. Tony Esposito was nominated for another term as Republican Registrar of Voters.
“As Hamden Republican Town Chairman, I am encouraged that Mr. Bertini has decided to take on the Democrats in the upcoming election," Gambardella said. "Tony Esposito has done an excellent job as registrar and has won the overwhelming support of Hamden Republicans for another term."
The Democrats will pick their candidates for state office Tuesday. Brendan Sharkey is expected to run again for the 88th District, while three Democrats have joined the race to replace the retiring Jospeh Villano in the 91st -- Board of Education chairman Michael D'Agostino, Legislative Council member Michael Colaiacovo and former council member John Flannagan.
“The Republican Party in Hamden is continuing to rebuild," Gambardella said. "The Hamden GOP is also laying the groundwork now for a competitive mayor’s race, town council district races and the BOE.
"Our efforts, as a viable political party, are showing signs of renewal," he said. "Newcomers are showing up at the HRTC meetings eager to get involved. We have only just begun.”