The Brookfield Republican Town Committee has announced their slate of candidates for the fall. Political newcomer Tara Carr earned the backing to be the GOP candidate for first selectman. Incumbent selectman Harry Shaker will run for that position in November.
The Town Committee's vacancy committee vetted candidates for 20 positions including Brookfield boards. In a press release, the Brookfield Republican Town Committee said there are 9 women and 13 men seeking office, including 7 incumbents. The 9 women is a historic high for the committee.
The 42-year old Carr was raised in neighboring New Milford and served in the Army for 25 years. The mother of four moved her family to Brookfield in 2019. The Brookfield
Democratic Town Committee will hold their nomination meeting Sunday. Incumbent First Selectman Steve Dunn has not yet announced whether he will seek reelection in November.