WESTPORT REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE NOMINATES
CANDIDATES FOR WESTPORT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
From Left to Right: Michael Rea, Clarissa Moore and
Iain Bruce for Board of Finance
From Left to Right: Jack Whittle, Cathy Walsh, Al Gratrix, and Chip Stephens for Planning and Zoning Commission
WESTPORT, July 27, 2015 – The members of the Westport Republican Town Committee (RTC) met Tuesday night to officially nominate Republican candidates for this November’s municipal elections. Among those receiving the unanimous endorsement of the Westport Republican Party are: Iain Bruce, Clarissa Moore and Michael Rea for Board of Finance; Paul Block for Board of Education; Al Gratrix, Chip Stephens, Cathy Walsh and Jack Whittle for Planning and Zoning Commission; Bill Harris for Zoning Board of Appeals; and Garson Heller for Board of Assessment Appeals. The RTC is also currently interviewing candidates for two additional Board of Zoning Appeals positions. The RTC nominated two placeholder candidates for the Board of Zoning Appeals while interviews are ongoing.
“We are absolutely delighted with our strong slate of candidates heading into the November elections,” noted RTC Chairman Tim Wetmore. “Westporters have seen the positive results of strong Republican leadership on the Board of Selectman, the Board of Finance, and the Planning and Zoning Commission, and we are confident they will choose the Republican team to help lead Westport through the challenges and opportunities we face. Our candidates are experienced, dedicated to our community, and will serve Westport with distinction.”
The nominated candidate slates were recommended by RTC Nominating Committees and then presented to the full RTC for consideration. The candidates will be on the ballot in Westport’s upcoming municipal elections on November 3, 2015.
RTC Spring Gala 2015 (From left to right) First Selectman Jim Marpe; former State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney; Former Westport RTC Chair Desiree Soli; Westport Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ed Iannone; Westport RTC Chairman Tim Wetmore; Westport Second Selectman Avi Kaner.