Written by Juliana Simone
May 17, 2012
Farmington – The former popular Farmington Town Council Chairman ended his bid for the Republican nomination for the Fifth Congressional District two days before the party State Convention selects a nominee. A former FBI and United Technologies employee who traveled the world, Clark understood foreign policy as well as municipal leadership where he successfully managed the town of Farmington for three terms before retiring from office this past fall to run for Congress. Clark is also known for investigating political corruption in Connecticut and helping put Republican Governor John Rowland behind bars where he served less than two years. Although respected by numerous peers for his many achievements and strong work ethic, Clark was unable to get much support outside of his town of Farmington in a district that consists of forty one towns and was already crowded with candidates. As he ended his campaign, he told press he was now supporting State Senator Andrew Roraback for the fifth district nomination with this to say:
“As the race moves on, I look forward to supporting the candidacy of State Senator Andrew Roraback. Andrew is the only candidate who possesses the key attributes necessary to win this race and return this seat to the Republican Party. He embodies the spirit and independence of the New England Republican. He has a record of victory in elections and has a substantive record of governance, which proves not only his Republican principles but his ability to build consensus and lead effectively.”
Ameriborn News hopes to see Mr. Clark run for office again in 2014.