Michael Nowacki, a frequent critic of town government, announced his intention to run for first selectman as a third-party candidate today in an interview with the New Canaan News.

"This is a resurrection of the people. This is reform. The people have been repressed," Nowacki said.

Nowacki said he would officially and symbolically announce his candidacy this Sunday, on Bastille Day, which commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, the unofficial beginning of the French Revolution against the absolutist monarchy of King Louis XVI.

Nowacki is notorious around town for the many lawsuits he has filed against town officials, including a criminal suit against dozens of town officials, including members of the Board of Selectmen, Town Council, police department and school district.

In order to get on the official ballot, Nowacki said he must get signatures from 1 percent of the number of people who voted in the last election, which he said would mean only about 23 signatures. He has until Aug. 7 to file those with the Town Clerk.

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As no Democrat is running for the office, Nowacki would face sitting incumbent Robert Mallozzi for the position as chief executive of the Town of New Canaan.