Newtown incumbent Democratic First Selectman Dan Rosenthal is running unopposed today. In a second term, Rosenthal says he will continue his open-door policy and “best idea wins” approach to governing. He says public safety and roads remain a priority. Rosenthal says working together over the last two years has added onto an already great community. He will also oversee the budgeting process for the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial, and how that will fit into the Capital Improvement Plan.
Sherman incumbent Democratic First Selectman Don Lowe is running unopposed today. There are a number of infrastructure projects he is looking to take on in the next two years. There's upgrades needed at Happy Acres Farm and the Emergency Operations Center, along with new hand-held radios for the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department. He also will be working with the Board of Ed as they study what renovations or additions are needed for the Sherman School.
Redding incumbent Democratic First Selectman Julia Pemberton has been cross endorsed today. She was first elected to the position in 2013. Despite progress, there are several projects she would like to continue working on over the next two years. There are still outstanding issues with the old Gilbert and Bennet Wire Mill site, the new Plan of Conservation and Development is being finalized and emergency response infrastructure need attention.