On Sunday evening the Greenwich Republican Town Committee voted to determine their nominee to run for First Selectman Fred Camillo’s vacated State Rep seat in District 151.
Camillo was signed in as Greenwich First Selectman on Dec 1. On Dec 2 he resigned as State Rep.
The two Republican candidates were Harry Arora and three term Board of Education member Peter Sherr. A third person Tod Laudonia, the former Tax Collector for Greenwich, had announced his candidacy but did not submit his name to the search committee.
The vote was 18 for Arora and 5 for Sherr.
Mr. Arora, an immigrant from India, left Greenwich-based hedge fund Amaranth Advisors in 2006 to start ARCIM Advisors, an investment management firm focused on commodities. Last year he launched AlphaStrat, an investment management company.
“I am honored to receive the Republican nomination for the 151st district,” Arora said in a statement Sunday evening. “I am running on the core Republican ideas of small, effective government, fiscal discipline, lower taxes and continued investment in education and transportation.”
Arora also said he looks forward to running a positive and energetic campaign which he said will bring the town together.
Last week the DTC nominated Chery Trepp Moss who defeated two term Board of Education member Jennifer Dayton for the nomination. That vote was 16-9.
Arora and Moss will compete in the special election set for Jan 21, 2020.