For Board of Finance: Danielle Dobin and Jeff Hammer

Visit Their Website Board of Finance – Danielle Dobin and Jeff Hammer are running on a commitment to sound capital planning, support for Westport schools, improving transparency and communication with Westport residents, and enacting policies that attract and maintain Westport’s important commercial tax base. Danielle Dobin is a multi-decade real estate investor and manager, who … Read more

For Board of Education: Lee Goldstein and Neil Phillips

Board of Education – Lee Goldstein and Neil Phillips are currently serving on the Westport Board of Education. Both Lee and Neil cultivate collaboration and consensus-building. They know that public schools are the heart of our community and drive its economic success. Lee Goldstein, Chair of the Board of Ed,  has a four-year track record … Read more

For Planning and Zoning: Paul Lebowitz

Paul Lebowitz

Planning and Zoning Commission – Paul Lebowitz was elected to the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2015. A past Chair of the P&Z Commission, he is the incumbent Vice Chair. Paul has earned a reputation for hard work and for insisting on new development that works for all of our residents while maintaining the special … Read more

For Zoning Board of Appeals: James Ezzes

Zoning Board of Appeals – James Ezzes, a long time resident of Westport, has been a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for 24 years, 22 as chair and is a residential general contractor. A former entertainment executive, Jim serves on the development board of The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.


Ifeseyi Gayle – Board of Assessment Appeals

Ifesey Gayle

Ifeseyi Gayle holds both a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Masters in Public Administration focused on Health Administration. Her professional background has been primarily in healthcare reimbursement and credentialing. Ifeseyi has 3 children enrolled in Westport Public Schools. A single mother, she enjoys serving as a class parent and … Read more

Candice Savin: Second Selectwoman

Candice Savin

Candice Savin, a Connecticut native and 20-year resident of Westport, is well-known in town as a long-time public servant, parent, community leader, and successful attorney. Candice stepped up to lead the Board of Education in November of 2019 at a time when the Board faced several daunting challenges.  Under her leadership the Board gained the … Read more

Jonathan Steinberg: First Selectman

Jonathan Steinberg

Jonathan Steinberg has been serving the people of Westport for eighteen years and is now serving his sixth term in the State Legislature. He Chairs the Public Health Committee and was intimately involved in the state’s pandemic response. Previously, he served on Westport’s RTM for seven years, three as Deputy Moderator. Jonathan grew up in … Read more

Lynette Pineda – Board of Assessment Appeals

Lynette Pineda

Lynette Pineda has over 23 years of commercial real estate debt and equity investment experience at major global institutions. Prior to this, she was an accountant for three years. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals, the position for which she is running in the November 2021 election, in addition … Read more

Neil Cohn: Planning & Zoning Commission

Neil Cohn

Neil has spent the past 3 decades driving positive impact through financial markets and investments – and he is passionate about public service. Neil started his career at Glencore trading physical commodities. Experiencing environmental destruction across the developing world inspired Neil to co-found Natsource Asset Management, the first private sector fund focused on carbon removal … Read more

Christina Torres – Board of Education

Christina Torres

Christina has worked in education for 18 years and presently serves as an Assistant Superintendent in Westchester. She is thrilled to be nominated for the school board and is well-versed in the very different role board members play, opposite administrators. Earlier in her career, Christina shifted to education from a career in Advertising with Omnicom Media … Read more