By KAITLYN NAPLES
At next Monday’s Democratic Town Committee meeting, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu has stated she will be announcing her run for City Council in the third district. She has been involved in different committees and boards for many years, and was a city councilor for three terms between 2001 and 2007, in the second district.
“As a candidate for City Council in the third district, (I) will continue (my) efforts to create a community that is attractive to families and those enjoying their golden years, strong schools, and vibrant neighborhoods,” she said in a press release.
Zoppo-Sassu said she has been interested in politics since she was in elementary school and would regularly attend city government meetings with her father, who sat on the Board of Finance.
During her six years as a city councilor, she “quickly earned a reputation for getting things done, and solving long-standing problems and issues for both the departments she worked with, and for the people in her council district,” the release said.
She is currently the director of Communications and Marketing for the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, and was previously the development director at the Bristol Boys & Girls Club and Family Center from 2007 to 2010, and at the New Britain Chamber of Commerce from 1995 to 2007. She also currently serves as the part-time director of development and grants for the Bristol Historical Society.
Zoppo-Sassu said Democratic mayoral candidate Chris Wilson asked her to run on this year’s slate, and she said she had first decided not to, and to focus on supporting his run for mayor. However, because she was removed from the city’s Cemetery Commission last week, she