After eight months of intense vetting, last week Ridgefield Democrats nominated a broad, diverse, and exceptionally qualified slate for local election. The large pool of conscientious townspeople eager to serve Ridgefield enabled Democrats to balance strengths for every board: proven experience and innovative new perspectives, subject-matter expertise and local knowledge, passion and pragmatism, visionary leadership and efficient, effective management. We nominated ordinary Ridgefielders (quite likely at least one Democratic candidate is your own very good neighbor) willing to exert extraordinary effort to better our town. Each candidate is dedicated to the quintessential Democratic ethic of “preserve, reform, enhance:” preserve Ridgefield’s unique character, reform what’s broken, enhance the rest.
Over the last two decades and 10 elections, Democrats won majorities on the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and Board of Finance (BOF). Those Democratic majorities subsequently created or amplified many strengths for which Ridgefield is now justly renowned. Thus, Democrats nominated Ridgefield’s unparalleled First Selectman Rudy Marconi, beloved Selectwoman Barbara Manners, transformative Treasurer Molly McGeehin, and masterful Board of Finance Chair Dave Ulmer to anchor our team. Their proven track records balance their teammates, over two-thirds of whom are first-time candidates.