Current DTC Activities

Upcoming Summer Events

Next DTC meeting is 8:00pm Tuesday July 28th (not the 21st). We’ll meet in Town Hall Room 201 to officially nominate candidates for the fall elections.

Please also add Friday July 31st 6:00-9:00pm to your calendar. We’re going back to the Ned Dimes Marina for a pot luck. Last year was really fun, so We hope you can join us!

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Municipal Candidate Search

elect 2015

The DTC Nominations Committee will begin interviewing shortly for town-wide municipal election in November:
• Board of Finance
• Board of Education
• Planning & Zoning
• Zoning Board of Appeals

If you want to be considered, or if you know someone who would be a good fit for one of these boards, please speak to anyone on the Committee: Lee Arthurs (chair), Kevin Connolly, Kieran Costello, Karen Driscoll, Melissa Kane, Ed Marcantonio, Becky Martin, or please contact John Hartwell at jhartwell@westportdemocrats.org..


2nd Annual DTC Summer Social

Thank you for joining us at our 2015 June Summer Social.

Special Thanks to

Candi Savin & Ellen Lautenberg
Finance Committee Co-Chairs

Photos from our 2014 Event:


JJB Dinner June 29th

jjb15With special guest – Senator Elizabeth Warren

Buy Tickets – Click Here


DTC Awards Lunch

 

Sunday March 15th was a lovely day with nearly 100 people gathered at Rive Bistro to honor Ted Diamond and David Noonan for our first annual “Yellow Dog Democrat” and “Campaign Leadership” awards brunch. Many thanks to everyone who helped organize and staff this event. Thanks also to Alan Shinbaum and Larry Untermeyer for the photos.

Ted Diamond
The Martha Aasen “Yellow Dog Democrat” Award

Presented in recognition of service
“above and beyond”
to the principles of the Democratic Party
and its success.

David Noonan
The Dora Stuttman Campaign Leadership Award

Presented to a volunteer
from the most recent campaign
whose energy, enthusiasm, and commitment
was an inspiration to others.


DTC Openings

Due to recent resignations, we now have three openings in District 6 (click here to see RTM district map). If you know someone you think would be interested, please get in touch with anyone on the Executive Committee. Prior political experience is a plus but not necessary. More important is a desire to help the town and a willingness to pitch in when needed. Please contact John Hartwell at jhartwell@westportdemocrats.org.


Westport Election Results 2014

Thank you very much to all our fantastic volunteers!

TOWN OF WESTPORT STATE ELECTION
Unofficial Tally All districts counted.
November 4, 2014, UPDATED November 5, 2014 9:03 AM
* indicates office winner, if declared.
61.6% voter turnout
GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
 Thomas C. Foley and Heather Somers (GOP) 4,534 45.4%
 Dannel P. Malloy and Nancy Wyman (Dem) * 5,416 54.3%
 Joe Visconti and Chester Frank Harris 24 0.2%
 Jonathan Pelto and Ebony S. Murphy 2 0.0%
 John Renjilian and Jason Renjilian 0 0.0%
 John Traceski and Elizabeth Traceski 0 0.0%
 Daniel R. Gaita and Jason D. Smith 0 0.0%
 Total 9,976 100.0%
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
 Dan Debicella  (GOP) 4,113 41.5%
 Jim Himes (Dem) * 5,788 58.5%
 Sophie E. Pastore 0 0.0%
 Stephen A. Miller 0 0.0%
 Total 9,901 100.0%
STATE SENATOR – 26
 Toni Boucher (GOP) * 4,680 56.1%
 Philip Sharlack (Dem) 3,666 43.9%
 Thomas Burke 0 0.0%
 Total 8,346 100.0%
STATE SENATOR – 28
 Tony Hwang  (GOP) * 593 45.1%
 Kim Fawcett (Dem) 721 54.9%
 Total 1,314 100.0%
STATE REPRESENTATIVE –136
 Brandi Briggs  (GOP) 4,102 45.0%
 Jonathan P. Steinberg (Dem) * 5,009 55.0%
9,111 100.0%
STATE REPRESENTATIVE –143
 Gail Lavielle (GOP) * 434 60.6%
 Keith Rodgerson (Dem) 282 39.4%
 Total 716 100.0%
SECRETARY of the STATE
 Peter Lumaj (GOP) 4,352 45.6%
 Denise W. Merrill (Dem) * 5,042 52.9%
 S. Michael DeRosa 143 1.5%
 Total 9,537 100.0%
TREASURER
 Timothy M. Herbst (GOP) 4,633 48.6%
 Denise L. Nappier (Dem) 4,908 51.4%
 Rolf Maurer 1 0.0%
 Total 9,542 100.0%
COMPTROLLER
 Sharon J. McLaughlin (GOP) 4,572 48.4%
 Kevin Lembo (Dem) * 4,778 50.5%
 Rolf W. Maurer 105 1.1%
 Total 9,455 100.0%
ATTORNEY GENERAL
 Kie Westby (GOP) 4,214 44.1%
 George Jepsen (Dem) * 5,213 54.6%
 Stephen E. Fournier 123 1.3%
 Total 9,550 100.0%
JUDGE of PROBATE
 Lisa K. Wexler (GOP) * 6,350 100.0%
 Total 6,350 100.0%
REGISTRAR of VOTERS
 Kevin M. White (GOP) * 4,378 47.5%
 Marla J. Cowden (Dem) * 4,844 52.5%
 Total 9,222 100.0%
QUESTION — CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
 Yes 5,565 61.5%
 No 3,480 38.5%
 Total 9,045 100.0%

Himes and Murphy Lead Election Eve Rally


 

David Keisman appointed to BAA

david K BAA swearing in Aug 4 14

On August 4, 2014, Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss swore in David J. Keisman to fill a Democratic vacancy on the Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA). David replaced Jeff Jacobs, who moved out of Westport and will serve out the term expiring through November 2017. He joins democrat Elaine Arnow on the BAA. David is a senior vice president in the corporate finance group at Moody’s.


Summer Social 2014

Thanks to everyone who made it to our summer social at The Saugatuck Rowing Club in June!


Ready for Hillary

Melissa Kane and John Hartwell welcome Patti Russo of the Women’s Campaign School at the Ready for Hillary Event in Westport June 6th.

Melissa Patti John at Sheffer's


2014 Democratic State Convention

Congratulations to all the Candidates nominated at the recent 2014 Democratic State Convention in Hartford.

Governor Dan Malloy
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill
State Treasurer Denise Nappier
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo
Attorney General George Jepsen

There is still so much to be done before Election Day November 4th!


Democratic Town Committee (DTC) for 2014-2016

Members of the 2014-2016 Westport Democratic Town Committee have been officially selected. Officers and District Leaders were selected at the March 13, 2014 Organizational Meeting.
Click HERE for list of 2014-2016 DTC Members

For further information please contact John Hartwell, Chairman of the Westport Democratic Town Committee at 203-216-1425 or email at jhartwell@westportdemocrats.org