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Former New Britain Alderman running for different position within the city

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A former New Britain alderman with a history of alcoholism is once again running for a different position within the city. 

Michael Trueworthy resigned from his position as president of city council and was not reelected to his position as alderman.

Trueworthy said he apologized multiple times after he insulted New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and searched her office cabinets for alcohol two years ago.

He announced he will run for democratic registrar of voters.

However, Stewart is nervous about his past and unwilling to simply forgive and forget.

Channel 3's Jason Frazer spoke with Stewart and Trueworthy about their damaged relationship.

"You cant take that back. It certainly puts me in a very uncomfortable position if I have to work with someone who did what they did to me," said Stewart.

Trueworthy admitted at the time he struggled with alcoholism and has sought help. 

Republicans are cautious about him returning back to public office. 

"It's going to be decided by the voters, not Republican activists," Trueworthy said. 

On Thursday night, Trueworthy got one step closer to office after he received the democratic town committee's endorsement. 

"My initial reaction is wow. I can't believe he would get the endorsement," Stewart said. 

In hopes of repairing the relationship, Trueworthy said he apologized multiple times and admitted his struggle with alcoholism. 

"I have not touched a drop of alcohol since that day," Trueworthy said. 

He is now asking voters to look past the incident and vows he can work with some of his harshest critics - the Republicans. 

"We were able to work together toward the end of the term and I'd like to think we have a well enough working relationship these days," Trueworthy said. 

"If I do have to work with him, then I will try my best to be professional and I would hope that he would do the same," Stewart said. 

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