Ridgefield Democrats seek candidates to fill Board of Education

RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education. The vacancy is created by the resignation from the Board of Kenneth Sjoberg.

The Ridgefield Town Charter requires an elective board, such as the Board of Education, to fill a vacancy with a person who is a member of the same political party as the party on whose row the vacating board member was elected.

As Mr. Sjoberg, a Democrat, was elected as a Democrat for a term running from November 2019 to November 2023, the Board of Education is required to appoint a registered Democrat to fill the seat until November 2023.

The Democratic Town Committee (DTC) requests that any registered Democrat in Ridgefield who may be interested in filling this seat, send a statement of interest as well as a resume or biography (or equivalent) to recruitment@ridgefielddems.org, by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 15, 2022, so that a DTC subcommittee may interview potential candidates and the DTC can send an endorsement to the Board of Education in a timely manner for its consideration.

Interested persons are advised that the Board of Education will conduct its own official selection process for filling the vacancy. The Board of Education’s process is separate from the DTC’s process. The DTC’s endorsement is advisory to the Board of Education.