Allan Appel file photo
Bill Dyson (Allan Appel file photo)

Saying New Haven needs a debate over schools, community policing, union givebacks, and relations with the state, Bill Dyson confirmed Tuesday that he may challenge Mayor John DeStefano this fall.

Dyson, who retired from the state legislature this year after 32 years representing the 94th Assembly District, said he’ll decide for sure in coming weeks whether to mount a candidacy. DeStefano, a Democrat in his eighth two-year term, is up for reelection this fall.

Voters deserve an “alternative,” Dyson said.

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