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January 24, 2013 -- After 20 years in office, John DeStefano Jr., New Haven’s longest-serving mayor, will face fierce competition to hold onto his post this November — Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10, an environmental consultant and two-time East Rock alderman, has announced his candidacy for the job.

The chair of the board’s City Services and Environmental Policy Committee and a member of the Finance and Legislation committees, Elicker will officially announce his candidacy tonight at 7 p.m. at Manjares, a coffee shop on Whalley Avenue.