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Benjamin G. Blake

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Benjamin G. Blake
10th Mayor of Milford, Connecticut
Assumed office
November 21, 2011
Preceded byJames L. Richetelli, Jr.
Alderman
In office
2003–2011
Constituency5th District
Personal details
Born (1977-12-28) December 28, 1977 (age 43)
Milford, Connecticut
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sandy Smith
ChildrenCarter, Caroline and Tucker
ResidenceMilford, Connecticut
OccupationLawyer
Websitehttps://www.ci.milford.ct.us/mayors-office

Benjamin G. Blake is the 10th and current mayor of Milford, Connecticut. Blake was elected on November 8, 2011, and succeeded James L. Richetelli, Jr. as mayor on November 21, 2011.[1]

Blake, prior to his election as Mayor of Milford, served on the town's Board of Aldermen for the 5th District. In 2013 Blake ran for a second term and won against his Republican opponent, obtaining nearly 60 percent of the vote.[2]

As of 2018, Blake has decided to run for his fourth term as Mayor, and has maintained Milford's AAA bond rating.[3]

Personal[edit]

Mayor Blake is a Milford native, having been born in town and attended Joseph A. Foran High School. He then went to the University of Richmond, followed by Quinnipiac Law School and became a lawyer, practicing in Milford.[4]

In April 2013, Blake was made a Kentucky Colonel.[5]

Positions[edit]

  • In 2013, Blake worked with six other local mayors bordering the Housatonic River regarding the restoration of the estuary and joint environmental goals.[6]
  • In 2017, Blake sent a letter of support for "COMMTTTEE BILL No. 535, "AN ACT REVISING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPLICATIONS AND OBTAINING A MUNICIPAL MORATORIUM."[7]
  • Blake has gone on record as being opposed to the $10 million facilities upgrade to Silver Sands State Park.[8]

Electoral history[edit]

Mayor of Milford, Connecticut
November 8, 2011[9]
Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Benjamin Blake Democratic 7,364 (56%) Elected
Bernard F. Joy Republican 5,482 (42%) Defeated
Rocco J. Frank, Jr. Independent 240 (2%) Defeated
Ronald Palumbo, Sr. Write-In 4 (0%) Defeated
Mayor of Milford, Connecticut
November 5, 2013[10]
Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Benjamin Blake Democratic 7,296 (61%) Elected
Peter Spalthoff Republican 4,629 (39%) Defeated
Mayor of Milford, Connecticut
November 3, 2015[11]
Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Benjamin Blake Democratic 6,552 (54%) Elected
Paula Smith Republican 5,675 (46%) Defeated
Mayor of Milford, Connecticut
November 7, 2017[12]
Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Benjamin Blake Democratic 7,769 (100%) Elected

References[edit]

  1. Dion, Jill K. (November 21, 2011). "Blake takes oath: Promises efficiency". Milford Mirror. Archived from the original on December 1, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  2. McLoughlin, Pam (November 5, 2013). "Ben Blake cruises to second term as Milford mayor". New Haven Register. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  3. https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Milford-Blake-to-seek-a-4th-term-11165024.php
  4. https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/mayors-office
  5. https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Milford-mayor-to-be-named-Kentucky-Colonel-4385689.php
  6. http://www.townofstratford.com/filestorage/39832/42634/43801/44291/50693/HREC_year_end_2013_draft.pdf
  7. https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/HSGdata/Tmy/2017SB-00535-R000216-Blake,%20Benjamin,%20Mayor-MIlford,%20CT-TMY.PDF
  8. https://www.nhregister.com/connecticut/article/Milford-Silver-Sands-State-Park-build-out-project-11309412.php
  9. "SOTS: Election Results and Related Data" (PDF). Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  10. "SOTS: Election Results and Related Data" (PDF). Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  11. "SOTS: Election Results and Related Data" (PDF). Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  12. "SOTS: Election Results and Related Data". Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Retrieved November 8, 2017.



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