Official says councilwoman should resign over party change
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city official is demanding a councilwoman resign because she changed her party affiliation.
The Hartford Courant reports that Hartford City Clerk John Bazzano sent a letter to Councilwoman Cynthia Jennings on Tuesday saying she should step down.
Jennings changed her party affiliation from Working Families to Democrat on Jan. 26, which should have forced her to resign as mandated by the city charter. Records show she changed to unaffiliated on Friday.
Bazzano says her office “will take the necessary steps” to note that all of Jennings’ votes since her change in January are void.
Jennings has not responded to calls seeking comment.
Council President Glendowlyn Thames says she is “shocked just like everybody else.”
She says it’s unlikely that any outcomes on votes on major issues will change.
Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com