Scott Slifka

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Scott Slifka
Scott Slifka at West Hartford library opening.jpg
Scott Slifka at West Hartford library opening
Mayor of West Hartford
In office
2004 – May 16, 2016
Deputy Shari Cantor
Preceded by Jonathan Harris
Succeeded by Shari Cantor
West Hartford Town Councilor
In office
2001 – May 16, 2016
Personal details
Born (1974-03-05) March 5, 1974 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Noelle Simpson Slifka
Children Betsy Slifka
Residence West Hartford, Connecticut

Scott Slifka (born Robert Scott Slifka, March 5, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American politician and the former mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut. A Democrat, Slifka was first elected to the West Hartford Town Council in 2001. He served as mayor from 2004 to 2016.[citation needed]

Slifka was raised in West Hartford and attended George Washington University and the George Washington University Law School.[citation needed] He served as chief-of-staff for Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz. In 2006 he ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut on a ticket with John DeStefano, Jr., losing in the Democratic primary.[1]

He oversaw the approval and completion of the Blue Back Square project and a new hotel in town.[2]

On Jan. 28, 2016, Slifka announced his intention to step down as Mayor later the same year after being named Deputy General Counsel of The LEGO Group.[3]


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