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Ron Corwin

Bio: Ron Corwin – Candidate: Planning & Zoning

Ron Corwin has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission since 2006 and as Commission Chairman for the last 2 years.  He has a consulting practice in Executive Leadership Coaching and serves as a Senior Advisor for Business Development to DGCapital, LLC, a money management firm.  Ron held senior executive positions at Citicorp in the […]

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David Krauss

Bio: David Krauss – Candidate: Board of Assesment Appeals

David Krauss has served as the Chairman of the Westport Board of Assessment Appeals from 2006-2009. He graduated from Cornell University with Distinction in all Subjects and received a B.A. in Government. He received his J.D. from American University where he was a staff member of the Journal of International Law and Policy.While in Law […]

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Brian Stern

Brian Stern Statement – Candidate: Board of Finance

Westport is a great town, but “we” are not immune from the current downturn in the economy. Our residents have lost wealth from their eroding home values, their retirement plans, and their savings. Personal incomes, commissions and bonuses are significantly lower, and many have lost their jobs. Our businesses are suffering from sharply reduced sales […]

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Gordon Joseloff

Bio: Gordon Joseloff – Candidate: First Selectman

Gordon Joseloff is a Westporter whose family ties to the town go back 90 years. Born in New York City on May 13, 1945, Joseloff moved with his family a short time later to Westport. He attended Saugatuck Elementary School and Bedford Elementary School (now Town Hall) and was among the first students to attend […]

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Shelly Kassen

Bio: Shelly Kassen – Candidate: 2nd Selectwoman

Shelly has lived in Westport since the summer of 1989. Born in Albany, New York, she graduated from Wellesley College in 1975, and worked in Washington at the Congressional Budget Office the year of its inception. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1978, and then joined the audit staff at Coopers & […]

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Helen garten

Helen Garten Statement – Candidate: Board of Finance

The economic downturn has required my Board to look at budgets and financial management in new ways.  I am proud of our accomplishments: No tax increase We preserved Westport’s quality education and municipal services We maintained our Aaa bond rating We hired an Internal Auditor I see five priorities for the next Board: Address mushrooming […]

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Helen garten

Bio: Helen Garten – Candidate: Board of Finance

I am currently Vice Chair of the Board of Finance and Chair of the Audit Subcommittee.  I am also a Law Professor, teaching financial regulation, corporate governance and public disclosure.  I have authored two books and numerous articles on banking and finance.  I graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law School, where I was an Editor […]

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Brian Stern

Bio: Brian Stern – Candidate: Board of Finance

Brian was employed by Xerox Corporation for over 35 years, beginning as a Finance Director and progressing to become President of four divisions. These divisions included Personal Products, Office Products, Xerox Technology Enterprises, and Xerox Supplies. He retired in 2007 and joined Starboard Capital where he has invested in and managed two high-tech start-up companies; […]

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Brian Stern

Brian Stern – Public Letter – Candidate: Board of Finance

Dear Friend,As you may have already seen in this week’s Westport newspapers, I have been nominated for election to the Town Board of Finance. The election, November 3rd, is clearly a long way off, and even though I have lived in town since 1978, I am relatively unknown on the political scene. I write this […]

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