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David S. Cassetti

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David S. Cassetti
29th Mayor of Ansonia
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 2, 2013
Preceded byJames DellaVolpe
Personal details
BornAnsonia, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Alfonsina
ChildrenLillian, Jennifer and David Jr.

David S. Cassetti is the 29th and current Mayor of Ansonia, Connecticut. Cassetti, a local businessman, ran for Mayor in 2013 and defeated incumbent Democrat James DellaVolpe who was running for his 8th term in office.[1]

Cassetti was sworn in for a second term in November, 2015 after defeating Democrat Edward J. Adamowski in the election by a tally of 3,095 votes to 803[2]

Cassetti was sworn in for a third term in November, 2017 after defeating Democrat Tarek Raslan in the election by a tally of 2,959 votes to 1,162.[3]

Personal[edit]

In 1979, Cassetti graduated from Ansonia's Emmett O'Brien Technical High School, and is the only mayor to have done so. [4]

Cassetti was a youth boxing champion. He won the Connecticut Amateur Middleweight title in 1982 and the New England Amateur Middleweight title in 1983. He retired with a 49-6 record.[5]

Positions[edit]

Since taking office in 2013, one of Cassetti's primary focuses has been the revitalization of Ansonia. This has included reclaiming abandoned factories,[6] working with other officials such as US Senator Chris Murphy and the EPA to clean up toxic brownfields, [7][8] and new construction to revitalize the downtown.[9]

References[edit]

  1. Gil, Jodie (November 6, 2013). "Revolt In Ansonia: Cassetti And The GOP Trounce City Dems". Valley Independent. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. Courant, Hartford. "2015 Connecticut Municipal Election Results".
  3. "Another Landslide For Team Cassetti - Valley Independent Sentinel".
  4. "Popular Ansonia Mayor Cassetti takes oath of office for third term". 1 December 2017.
  5. "Cassetti to teach boxing to Valley's youth". 24 February 2016.
  6. "Long abandoned factories in the Valley slowly coming back to life". 12 July 2014.
  7. "Murphy tours Ansonia, touts tax breaks for brownfield clean up". 13 April 2017.
  8. "EPA Removing Toxins From Ansonia Property - Valley Independent Sentinel".
  9. "Mayor: Main Street construction in Ansonia will be first in nearly 30 years". 22 September 2016.


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