It appears that East Haven's 2013 mayoral election is shaping up, so far, to be a three-man race — with East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr expected to announce soon that he's running for another term in office.
The New Haven Register reported Tuesday that sources within the town's Republican Party are saying East Haven's current mayor intends to seek re-election in this fall's upcoming municipal elections.
Maturo told Register reporter Jennifer Swift on Monday that although he's made a decision he feels "pretty positive" about regarding seeking another term, he's not quite yet ready to announce whether or not he will run again.
If and when he does officially throw his hat in the ring, Maturo, a Republican, will join Democrats Jack Stacey and Gary DePalma who are also vying to serve as the town's top elected official.
Stacey annonced he was running for mayor last September. And DePalma made his intentions official over this past weekend.
[Editor's Note: This post was edited at 3:35 p.m. to clarify that Mayor Maturo told The Register he feels "pretty positive" about the decision he has made regarding this fall's mayoral election, and not, as originally reported above, that he is "pretty postive" about running for re-election.]