2011 Ledyard Municipal Election Guide

Voters To Choose Mayor, Town Council and Board of Education on Tuesday

The 2011 municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.


There are two polling places in Ledyard. They are:

Ledyard Center School in Ledyard Center, across from Town Hall.

Juliet W. Long School, on Route 12, at the intersection of Stoddard’s Wharf Road.

The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.


There are four candidates running for mayor. They are:

Inncumbent Mayor Fred B. Allyn Jr. (on ballot as petitioning candidate)

Republican endorsed candidate John Rodolico

Democratic endorsed candidate Anthony Saccone

Petitioning candidate Robert Lawrence


Ledyard will also elect a new Town Council and Board of Education on Tuesday.


Republican candidates running for Town Council are:

Linda Davis (incumbent)

John Marshall (incumbent)

Sean Sullivan (incumbent)

Kevin Dombrowski

Steve Eichelberg

Mike France

Democratic candidates running for Town Council are:

Mary McGrattan (incumbent)

Sharon Wadecki (incumbent)

Bill Saums (incumbent)

Ed Monahan

Naomi Rodriguez


Republican candidates running for Board of Education are:

Gordon Strickland (incumbent)

Julia Cronin (incumbent)

Mimi Peck-Llewellyn (incumbent)

Tom Malone (incumbent)

Joan Disco

Bob Beaver


Democratic candidates running for Board of Education are:

Sharon Hightower (incumbent)

Michelle Hinton (incumbent)

Stephanie Calhoun (incumbent)

John Phetteplace (incumbent)

Rebecca Graebner

Ted Nunes


For complete coverage of the campaign to date, visit the page on Ledyard Patch.

Mimi Peck-Llewellyn November 07, 2011 at 10:54 PM
Don't we just love those campaign signs? Did you notice the "parade" of signs for one candidate every 100 yards or so up and down Rts. 12 and 214? The signs not supposed to be posted on state roads? The signs not on private property or town property? How could you miss them? “If you are leading and no one is following, then you are just a one person parade.”
Mike Cherry November 08, 2011 at 12:55 AM
It is a real shame that rules are not followed. And Fran, sorry but everyone is doing it is no excuse. Poor showing by one who needs to rise above. Just saying...
Sharon Pealer November 08, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Fran, you do not stand alone, there are many others who have taken notice of what has been going an in town, Some of us stand with you.
fvajdos November 08, 2011 at 02:31 PM
I won't comment on the sign issue, mostly because I don't vote based on signs, and I really don't care what signs get posted where. What I wanted to to do was congratulate Bill Thorndike on putting together a comprehensive article on the candidates and positions. I heard that the Day had a piece on the elections, but since I don't get the Day, I'm one of those people who often go into the ballot booth ignorant of the candidates. Thanks Bill! This is a valuable public service.
Jim November 09, 2011 at 01:29 AM
To Fran Lowell and Sharon Pealer.. I am new to town and have been trying to understand the political landscape in my new town. As such I have read all the Ledyard Patches and related articles. Here is my question for the two of you and maybe Edee Smith too. Why dont I see you running for any office? You seem to have plenty of time on your hands. You are critical of just about everything and everyone. And last but not least...You know all the answers. Why are you not on any ballots? By the way all those ALLYN signs on rt 214 and rt 12 lead right to your house Fran. My guess is we will not see you out picking them all up tomorrow because the rules dont seem to apply to you. Maybe next election I will be able to vote for one of you. Have a great day
Jim November 09, 2011 at 01:46 AM
Fran the signs didnt work


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