"Our city needs a mayor with the experience, credibility and vision to bring it to the next level. My sole focus over the next several months will be communicating with the people of Norwalk and explaining to them why I'm that man."
Garfunkel also called for the immediate resignation of fellow mayoral contender Vinny Mangiacopra from his position as District D chairman.
"It creates an appearance of unfairness for a mayoral contender to serve on the Democratic Town Committee's Executive Committee as a district chair until a candidate is finally selected after the primary process. One of the things I've learned from my years in public service is that it's essential to avoid even the appearance of impropriety."