August 9, 2019
James Perito Moderates New Haven Mayoral Candidate Forum

The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) recently hosted a New Haven Mayoral Candidate Forum that included a conversation and an opportunity for audience questions with current New Haven Mayor, Toni Harp and challenger, Justin Elicker. The two will be facing one another in the New Haven Mayoral Democratic Primary to be held on September 10, 2019. New Haven lawyer James Perito of Halloran Sage, who also serves as Chair of the GNHCC Government Affairs Committee, moderated the event.

The candidates discussed their platforms and answered a wide range of questions from the business community.  Topics discussed included:

With over 30 years of experience, Jim Perito represents commercial lenders, borrowers, municipalities and developers in a variety of commercial transactions, zoning, real estate and leasing matters across New Haven and the State of Connecticut. As Chair of the GNHCC, Jim has moderated a variety of political forums, including the group’s annual Legislative Breakfast.


Halloran Sage provides responsive legal counsel to client needs and routinely handles transactional, litigation and personal service matters. We are one of the largest Connecticut-based firms. We have a presence throughout the state, with offices in Hartford, Danbury, Middletown, New Haven, New London and Westport, Connecticut, as well as a branch in Washington, D.C.

We serve clients ranging from individuals and non-profit organizations to national corporate enterprises. Our deep knowledge of the local application of law and the players involved gives us, and you, unique insight into the way actions play out—so you can choose the strategy that serves you best.

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