ஜனநாயகக் கட்சியைச் சேர்ந்த தமிழரான(போரின் காரணமாக இலங்கையை விட்டு வெளியேறிய) அமெரிக்க கனெக்ரிகட் மாநிலத்திலுள்ள ஹார்ட்ஃபோர்ட் Democratic mayoral primary தேர்தலில் அருணன் அருளம்பலம் வெற்றி பெற்றார்
Arunan Arulampalam, who emigrated with his parents to the U.S. as a toddler and set down roots in a struggling central Hartford neighborhood as a young husband and father, won the city’s three-way Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday.
The win makes Arulampalam the overwhelming favorite in November to be elected successor to Luke Bronin as mayor of Connecticut’s capital, a city of 121,000 where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 13-1 margin.
The 37-year-old Arulampalam, who oversees the redevelopment of vacant lots and abandoned houses as chief executive of the nonprofit Hartford Land Bank, defeated opponents whose political careers launched before his birth: state Sen. John W. Fonfara, 67, and former state Sen. Eric D. Coleman, 72. He claimed victory