NEW BRITAIN - At its first meeting following the elections, the New Britain Common Council elected Alderman Kristian Rosado as president pro tempore, and Alderman at large Daniel Salerno as the Republican majority leader and Alderman Emmanuel Sanchez as the Democrat minority leader on Wednesday.
Alderman Wilfredo Pabon and Robert Smedley were chosen as assistant majority leaders; and Alderman Francisco Santiago and Chris Anderson were chosen as assistant minority leaders.
Rosado won his third term as alderman for Ward 2 with 728 votes and expressed excitement in being able to continue to serve the city he loves so much. “I’m humbled at the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” he said. “I’m looking forward to working together. We come from different places and different parties, so I want to remind us that this is the people’s chamber. We shouldn’t forget that it belongs to the people more than anything else.”
Matthew Malinowski was elected as clerk of committees and was sworn in immediately during Wednesday’s regular meeting. The New Britain native also ran for council on Mayor Erin Stewart’s slate and comes from a politically-active family. He has been serving as a commissioner on the Zoning Board of Appeals since January 2018 and has served as board chairman.
The council also adopted the standing rules of the Common Council and appointed committee assignments and liaison assignments for each council member.
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