An Oxford woman who works as a clerk in the Newtown tax collector’s office announced Monday she will run for the tax collector's office in Oxford, the Geroge R. Temple and Jeff Haney campaign for first seelctman and selectman, selectively, announced late Monday.
Cayenne Spremullo, a Republican, made the announcement Temple and Haney's headquarters on Route 67 on Monday. Spremullo replaces . Scinto, who was originally endorsed by the Republican Town Committee, is the assistant in the tax collector's office, a hired position, and told Oxford Patch that she likes the stability of her position as opposed to the tax collector's job, which is an elected position which requires the job holder to run for the elected position every four years.
Spremullo has been with the Newtown tax collector’s office since 2004, the Temple campaign announced in the form of a news release.
"It’s a huge honor to be asked to run," Spremullo stated in the news release. “I would love to work with Sharon (Scinto), and I think we would make a great team."
Spremullo is married to her husband, Jonathan, who is a first lieutenant with the Oxford Center Fire Company. They have a daughter, Lia James, who is 16 months old.
The Oxford Democrats have nominated for the position. Whomever wins will be the first person elected since former disgraced tax collector , who resigned after 24 consecutive years in the post under suspicion of stealing more than $670,000 from the office. A police investigation into Guillet, who admitted to stealing at least $3,000, is ongoing, as is a civil suit filed by the town.