Roy Abramowitz threw his hat in the ring for a seat on the Town Council for the third time this year, filing enough petitions to get on the ballot as a petitioning candidate, Town Clerk Claudia Weber confirmed.

Abramowitz, a Republican, unsuccessfully ran for a seat in January when Tom O'Dea's departure for a state representative seat created a vacancy. Abramowitz withdrew his name from contention the night of the election due to the dissemination of an email attacking his credentials. At the Republican caucus last month, Abramowitz finished last in the field of seven, garnering 165 votes.

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Abramowitz, an accountant, has been a frequent and harsh critic of the town's fiscal management.

He said he is running because the caucus was unrepresentative of the will of the people.

"We had 700 people vote. That's 11 percent of Republicans deciding. I don't think that's representative," Abramowitz said in a recent interview. "We need true representation of all the people. Who won? The good old boys and the incumbents and the (Republican Town Committee)."

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