The Brookfield Republican Town Committee has endorsed a candidate for First Selectman. U.S. Army veteran Tara Carr was chosen to lead the ticket in November. Current Selectman Harry Shaker was endorsed by the party for another term.
The 42-year old Carr was raised in neighboring New Milford and served in the Army for 25 years. Carr wants to hold down taxes and protect the character of the small town. She recently attended a rally at the state capitol opposed to the elimination of religious exemptions for mandatory school vaccinations. She was a lieutenant colonel, platoon leader, company commander and a foreign area officer in China. Carr was deployed to Afghanistan.
In 2017 Carr was on the reality TV show “The Amazing Race” and placed second, with her partner Joey Covino. After retiring from the military shortly before the pandemic, Carr moved to Brookfield from Hawaii and helped launch the new Amazon distribution facility in Danbury as director of operations.
Registered Brookfield Republicans can vote on a slate of candidates at the final caucus at 7pm Tuesday at Whisconier Middle School.
Democratic incumbent First Selectman Steve Dunn has not yet declared his intentions for November.