According to Middletown Town Clerk Linda Bettancourt, it is not up to the Clerk's office to decide as to whether Linda Salafia, a Republican candidate who won seats on both the Common Council and the Board of Ed, can serve in both capacities, or not.
The city attorney is reviewing state law which limits the ability of elected officials to serve on board or committee seats that may be conflicts, and is expected to rule soon about the situation.
Another alternative would be that Salafia could decide to sit on only one of the elected seats, and that would alleviate the need for a ruling.
According to Bettancourt, the city has been faced with officials who were elected to two offices, but in every case in recent memory, the candidate decided to select one seat over another.
The Town Clerk is awaiting the decision of the attorney, or the candidate, to officially declare "winners" to the Secretary of State's office.
Depending on the course of action, Nick Fazzino is next in line, in terms of total votes, if he were asked to step into a Council space, and Cheryl McClellan is next in line for any open Board of Education spot for a Republican.