There's going to be a Falvey on the ballot this November, but not the one endorsed this summer.
Third District Republican Councilman Andrew Falvey accepted the nomination for another term on the Town Council, but it was clear he wasn't happy about it.
And now he's relieved of that responsibility because his son Joseph, 22, has decided to take his father's place. Joseph is a recent college graduate, graduating from the University of New Haven with a degree in criminal justice.
The elder Falvey told the New Haven Register that he has had trouble finding time to fulfill his council responsibilities, which is why he did not want to accept the nomination for reelection.
At the Republican caucus, initially he refused to accept the nod but eventually allowed his name to remain on the ballot while vowing to find someone to replace him. With a name on the ballot, that person can be replaced by another before the election, according to state laws, but if the seat had gone vacant after the caucus, it would have had to remain vacant through the election.