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!
Municipal Candidate Search
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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%|
|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%|
|STATE SENATOR – 26|
|Toni Boucher (GOP) *||4,680||56.1%|
|Philip Sharlack (Dem)||3,666||43.9%|
|STATE SENATOR – 28|
|Tony Hwang (GOP) *||593||45.1%|
|Kim Fawcett (Dem)||721||54.9%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE –136|
|Brandi Briggs (GOP)||4,102||45.0%|
|Jonathan P. Steinberg (Dem) *||5,009||55.0%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE –143|
|Gail Lavielle (GOP) *||434||60.6%|
|Keith Rodgerson (Dem)||282||39.4%|
|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%|
|Timothy M. Herbst (GOP)||4,633||48.6%|
|Denise L. Nappier (Dem)||4,908||51.4%|
|Sharon J. McLaughlin (GOP)||4,572||48.4%|
|Kevin Lembo (Dem) *||4,778||50.5%|
|Rolf W. Maurer||105||1.1%|
|Kie Westby (GOP)||4,214||44.1%|
|George Jepsen (Dem) *||5,213||54.6%|
|Stephen E. Fournier||123||1.3%|
|JUDGE of PROBATE|
|Lisa K. Wexler (GOP) *||6,350||100.0%|
|REGISTRAR of VOTERS|
|Kevin M. White (GOP) *||4,378||47.5%|
|Marla J. Cowden (Dem) *||4,844||52.5%|
|QUESTION — CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT|
Himes and Murphy Lead Election Eve Rally
David Keisman appointed to BAA
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.
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