Elected Democratic Officials

Board of Selectman

Helen Garten - Selectman

Helen Garten - Selectman

Helen Garten was elected as Selectman in November 2013 after has serving eight years on Westport’s B[...]

Board of Finance

John Hartwell - Board of Finance

John Hartwell - Board of Finance

John Hartwell was elected to the Board of Finance in November 2015. [...]

Sheri Gordon - Board of Finance

Sheri Gordon - Board of Finance

Sheri joined the Board of Finance in November 2015. Prior to the BOF, Sheri served 7 years on the We[...]

Lee Caney - Board of Finance

Lee Caney - Board of Finance

For nearly two decades, Lee has managed complicated financial and tax matters with skill and respons[...]

Brian Stern - Board of Finance - Chair

Brian Stern - Board of Finance - Chair

Brian has served on the Board of Finance since 2009 serving as Chair since November 2015.  Brian was[...]

Board of Education

Candice Savin - Board of Education

Candice Savin - Board of Education

Candice Savin joined the Board of Education in October, 2016. Since moving to town in 2002, Candice [...]

Elaine Whitney - Board of Education

Elaine Whitney - Board of Education

Elaine Whitney is currently BOE Secretary after serving a term as Chair.  She has a seven-year[...]

Michael Gordon - Board of Education - Chair

Michael Gordon - Board of Education - Chair

Michael Gordon has served on the Board of Education since November, 2011 serving as BOE Chair si[...]

Mark Mathias - Board of Education

Mark Mathias - Board of Education

A member of the Board since 2003, Mark Mathias is a technology executive with more than 30 years ex[...]

Planning and Zoning Commission

Paul Lebowitz - Planning and Zoning Commission

Paul Lebowitz - Planning and Zoning Commission

Paul Lebowitz was elected to the P&Z in November 2015.[...]

Alan Hodge - Planning and Zoning Commission

Alan Hodge - Planning and Zoning Commission

I feel privileged to have been given an opportunity to serve the town and residents of Westport in t[...]

Andra Vebell - Planning and Zoning Commission

Andra Vebell - Planning and Zoning Commission

Andra Vebell is a native-born Westporter and attended Westport Public Schools from kindergarten thro[...]

Zoning Board of Appeals

Rob Simmelkjaer - Zoning Board of Appeals

Rob Simmelkjaer - Zoning Board of Appeals

Rob Simmelkjaer was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals in February of 2016. [...]

Bernard Deverin - Zoning Board of Appeals

Bernard Deverin - Zoning Board of Appeals

Bernard Deverin moved to Westport 15 years ago from the Jersey Shore, as a energy derivatives trader[...]

Jim Ezzes - Zoning Board of Appeals - Chair

Jim Ezzes - Zoning Board of Appeals - Chair

Jim Ezzes has served on the ZBA since 1995 including the last 18 years as Chairman. He has worked t[...]

Board of Assessment Appeals

Elaine Arnow - Board of Assessment Appeals

Elaine Arnow - Board of Assessment Appeals

Elaine Arnow has served on Board of Assessment Appeals since 2005.  A realtor in Westport with twent[...]

Board of Assessment Appeals - David Keisman

Board of Assessment Appeals - David Keisman

On August 4, 2014, Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss swore in David J. Keisman to fill a Democrat[...]