DeStefano is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that he will not seek an 11th two-year term. The mayor sent an email to the general public Monday afternoon stating that he and his family will be making an announcement at 5 p.m. at The Russian Lady at 144 Temple St. (the former Playwright), the site of past election victory parties. The intention is to cast Tuesday’s announcement as a celebration, a capstone of a successful political career.
Earlier today DeStefano, after testifying on gun control in Hartford, sent out an email to press and supporters. It stated:
My friend -
Please join me and me and my family for an early “State of the City” briefing and reception tomorrow at 5 PM, January 29th at The Russian Lady, 144 Temple Street (formerly The Playwright).
Our college graduation rates are up 10% in the last year. Promise scholarship students are sticking in college at encouraging rates. Community policing is driving crime down and there is more to come.
Me, Kathy and our boys look forward to seeing you tomorrow for this very important event.
Very truly yours,