Daniel Nelson, Chief of Staff to First Selectman Timothy M Herbst, has announced that he is resigning his position effective December 9, 2012. After three years as the First Selectman's Chief of Staff, Nelson indicated that he will be leaving his position to focus his efforts on a startup company he has formed with a business partner geared towards advanced technology used by political campaigns to target and identify voters.
In a letter dated Friday to the First Selectman, Nelson stated, "I have found the last three years serving as your Chief of Staff to be an extremely rewarding experience and the job has provided me with a truly unique perspective on the operations of a municipality," stated Nelson. Nelson went on to state that he was most proud of helping the administration implement legislative and policy initiatives. "I sincerely believe all this work has moved the town forward immeasurably and I am incredibly proud to have been a part of your team."