1995: First Woman Mayor of Middletown

Maria HolzbergOn this day, Maria Madsen Holzberg was elected the first woman mayor of Middletown against her opponent, Emanuel “Puddy” Pattavina. During her term, voters approved the funds to build a new police station on Main Street and the renovation of Snow School and the Wadsworth Mansion. After leaving office, she was appointed the first public defender for juveniles for the Middlesex Judicial District.

Story contributed by Deborah Shapiro.

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