Ridgefield Democrats scored a big victory in Tuesday’s municipal election, seating all 19 of their candidates, including First Selectperson Rudy Marconi, elected to his ninth term, along with Treasurer Molly McGeehin. As a result of this election, Democrats will retain majorities on all eight (8) town boards.
Importantly, Democratic candidates won seats on Board of Education and Board of Police Commissioners, the only two boards for which seats were contested. Conversely, the Republican BoPC candidate was defeated and Republican BoE candidates trailed far behind the Democrats.
Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee applauds the bipartisan Ridgefield Board of Ethics’ unanimous decision of October 23, 2023, dismissing in their entirety the complaints submitted by Debra Franceschini and Republican Town Committee Chairman Michael Raduazzo.
Democratic candidates for seats on Ridgefield’s Board of Education (BOE), Jonathan Paradiso and Wyatt Lipman (who appear on Line A, the Democratic Party ballot line), decline to participate in an unsanctioned candidate event proposed for Wednesday, November 1st, because the event will not provide positive value to voters.
Watch video of Aimee Berger-Girvalo endorsing Wyatt Lipman and Jonathan Paradiso for Board of Education.
At its October 12 meeting, the DTC voted to endorse the changes to the Town Charter recommended by the 2023 Charter Revision Commission, and to encourage all town residents to vote YES on the Charter questions on this November’s ballot. Following the meeting, Chairman Arny DiLaura said “These Charter changes are important elements to maintaining an effective Town government. We encourage everyone to vote in favor of these changes when they vote in November.”
Democratic Board of Education candidates Jonathan Paradiso and Wyatt Lipman impressed viewers and moderators alike in a wide-ranging, non-partisan candidate forum presented on The Bobby O Show on Comcast Channel 23 and via streaming. The forum was recently broadcast and released for streaming in two parts.
Issy and Ralph focus on results and are proud that their policies have made Ridgefield “The Safest City in America”. * They bring to the Police Commission near lifetime commitments to public safety, experience in emergency management, and a passion for community service. They work hard and smart — to drive policies that keep Ridgefield both safe and caring.
Collaborative Leadership for Educational Excellence
➔ Implement policy of reasonable caps on class size at every grade level with consideration for student needs
➔ Support students’ physical and mental health
➔ Cultivate curricular excellence for every student path, embracing innovation
➔ Strengthen transparency to prioritize our community investment in RPS students and teachers
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Ridgefield, CT, July 18, 2023 – The Ridgefield Democrats have unanimously nominated a 19-candidate slate to run for municipal office this fall. The Democratic slate will be led by First
On May 9th, Ridgefield voters overwhelmingly approved the 2023-2024 budgets, including the Town, the Public Schools, and capital. Sound financial management resulted in the overall average property tax increase being just