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New Shelton mayor 'the face of the city'

Councilmember calls Onisko 'compassionate'

The new mayor of Shelton said he sees his role as being "the face of the city."

At the Jan. 4 Shelton City Council meeting, Eric Onisko was elected to be the new mayor by a 5-2 vote, with Joe Schmit receiving two votes. Onisko and Schmit were among the four council members sworn in for four-year terms earlier that evening.

This is the second term for the 54-year-old Onisko, who owns the Hillcrest Shell and the Bayshore Texaco.

"I think we work well together, and we have nowhere to go but up," Onisko said of the seven-person council in an interview with the Journal.

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