January 21, 2020

Needleman to Hold Monday Press Conference About Future Plans

Essex’s Second Selectman, Norman Needleman, has scheduled a press conference outside Essex Town Hall on Monday, July 18 at 6 p.m. At the conference it is anticipated that Needleman will announce his candidacy for First Selectman of the Town of Essex. However, Needleman declined give the subject of the press conference.

The office of First Selectman of Essex is presently held by Phillip Miller, who is in his fourth term. At a special election earlier this year, Miller was elected as a State Representative, and since that time he has held both the offices of State Representative and First Selectman of Essex. However, Miller has said that he would not run for re-election as First Selectman, once his term is completed later this year.

“It’s time to move on,” Miller said in a recent interview. Prior to his election as Essex’s First Selectman, Miller served for two terms as Essex’s Third Selectman.