Attorney Louis J. Martocchio has served the town in the capacity of assistant town attorney in recent years, but now the Southington Republican appears poised to take on a new role in the community.
Members of the Southington Republican Town Committee’s executive board unanimously chose Martocchio as the candidate to fill Edward Pocock III’s vacant seat on the Monday night, according to several members of the party as well as staff at his office on Main Street in Southington.
Brian Callahan, chairman of the town committee, and Council Chairman John Dobbins would not confirm the appointment, saying “there are still a few things to iron out” but said they are looking forward to having the newest member join the council at their next meeting.
“Right now, we can’t comment on the individual candidate, but we will release more information on Thursday morning,” Dobbins said.
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Martocchio is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and completed his graduate studies at the Quinnipiac School of Law, formerly the Bridgeport School of Law, in 1991.
He is a partner in the law firm of Martocchio & Oliveira, LLC, at 191 Main St. in Southington.
According to the firm’s website, Martocchio “is a frequent guest on several radio stations in the area and has been a legal correspondent for Fox News. In addition, he has participated in the Big Brother & Big Sisters Organization and the Greater Waterbury Student Mentor program.”
The long-time attorney also serves as an Advisor for the l Co-op Work Program, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southington Chamber of Commerce and the President of the ARC, an organization geared toward improving the lives of people with mental disabilities.
Martocchio is expected to accept and take the seat on May 29. He could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday afternoon.
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