Dems Choose 22 for Slate for Fall Race: Moriarty for First Selectman, Schlag and Donlan for BOS


17 of the 22 Dems Running for Office


Over fifty Haddam Democrats unanimously approved a slate of 22 candidates for their November ticket at the Caucus on July 18th.  Sean Moriarty was nominated for the First Selectman position and former First Selectman Melissa Schlag and incumbent Sean Donlan for a second or third seats on the Board of Selectmen. See the complete list below of all the candidates.


Sean Moriarty for First Selectman

First Selectman candidate Sean Moriarty, dedicated to public service all of his adult life as a soldier, coach and police officer, says he’s ready to run and serve as Haddam’s top leader.

“I will be on the job at least a full forty-hour week,” Sean said.  He will retire from his 30- year-career at the Middletown Police Department should he be elected on November 7. “The position of First Selectman requires nothing less than full time focus.”

Sean began public service when he joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1985 as a Military Policeman. He served in the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War in 1990. Sean was hired at the Middletown Police Department in 1987 and rose through the ranks from patrolman, sergeant, lieutenant. He was promoted to captain in 2011. He currently manages over 80 officers on three shifts and various police units. Sean has experience working on the police department’s $13M budget, investing major crimes, overseeing the SWAT team and scuba unit, and reconstructing major motor vehicle accidents, to name a few areas.

Sean has been involved in town politics since 2007 and is currently chair of the nominating committee on the Haddam Democratic Town Committee.

A Higganum resident for nearly thirty years, Sean is married to Tanja Buzzi Moriarty and is the father of two grown children, Erin and Christopher, both educated in the H-K school system. Sean has served as a basketball coach for the Haddam Recreation Department and referee for its soccer league. He also coached boys and girls Haddam-Killingworth Travel basketball teams. Sean currently serves as a Trustee at his church.

Others running for office are Scott Brooks for Town Clerk, Eliska Bayley, Brenda Buzzi, Gerry Matthews for Board of Education, Mark Lundgren and Steve Bayley for Board of Finance, Melissa Talevi for Board of Finance Alternate, Ralph Livieri, Gina Block, Mike Farina, and Peter Baird for Planning and Zoning, Robert Braren and Diane Stock for Planning and Zoning Alternate, Jason Esteves and Paul White for Zoning Board of Appeals, Aubrey Bingham and Jessica Labbe for Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate, Aubrey Bingham for Tax Collector, Judy Goldfarb and Tanja Moriarty for Board of Assessment Appeals.

This story ran in The Middletown Press on 7/21/17.


Join the Haddam Democratic Town Committee. Help out in the Fall ’17 Campaign. Contact Chairwoman Melissa Schlag.



 Dems Endorse Local Sean Donlan as Judge of Probate Candidate

Haddam Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed Sean Donlan as their candidate for Judge of Probate on Tuesday, July 18th.

Judge of Probate and Gubernatorial candidates present to the HDTC at a recent meeting

Middletown Mayor and Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Drew stopped by to tell us his goals for Connecticut.

Also, Judge of Probate Terry Lomme stopped by to explain what the judge of probate is all about. Judge Lomme will retire in July.

Haddam resident and HDTC member Sean Donlan is running for the judgeship, as well as Stephen Sheehan, James Carey, and Jeannine Lewis. Good luck to all the great candidates!


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Thank you to the Haddam Parks and Recreation Commission for putting this wonderful Family Fun Night together on the Higganum Green (9/9/16). It was great to see so much support from the Haddam Democrats (slingin’ hotdogs) as well as connecting with the people of Haddam!


Paid for by Haddam Democratic Town Committee, John Fernandes Treasurer.

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