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Voter Guide: Races For School Board, Finance Board On Ballot In Ridgefield

Ridgefield Town Hall.
Ridgefield Town Hall. Photo Credit: File

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — “All politics is local:” That's the famous saying from House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip” O'Neill.

And the election Tuesday in Connecticut is all about local races, with voters heading to the polls to vote for their fellow town residents. These are the elected town officials who have a direct impact on property taxes, schools, police, town services and more.

On the top of the ballot in Ridgefield are races for the Board of Finance and the Board of Education.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To check your polling place, click here .

Here is the ballot:

Board of Finance (vote for two):

  • Sean Connelly - D
  • Amy Macartney Freidenrich - D
  • Michael Raduazzo - R
  • Marty Heiser - R
Board of Finance (to fill vacancy):

  • Amy Macartney Freidenrich - D
  • Dick Moccia - R

Board of Education (vote for four):

  • Doug Silver - D
  • Margaret Stamatis - D
  • Kathleen Holz - D
  • Carina Borgia-Drake - D
  • David Cordisco - R
  • Kaitlyn Hayes - R
  • Scott Preston - R
Board of Education (to fill vacancy, vote for one):
  • Carina Borgia-Drake - D
  • Sharon D’Orso - R

Board of Assessment Appeals (vote for two):

  • Anne Cutter - D
  • Jeff Lundberg - D
  • Robert Jewell - R

Planning and Zoning Commission (vote for five):

  • Charles Robbins - D
  • Joe Dowdell - D
  • Joe Fossi - D
  • Stephen Cole - R
  • George Hanlon - R
  • Rebecca Mucchetti - R

Planning and Zoning Commission (to fill vacancy, vote for one):

  • Charles Robbins - D
  • Bob Cascella - R

Zoning Board of Appeals (five-year term to begin in 2017):

  • Terry Bearden-Rettger - D
  • Carson C. K. Fincham - R

Zoning Board of Appeals (five-year term to begin in 2018):

  • Mark Seavy - D
  • David J. Choplinski - R

Zoning Board of Appeals (to fill vacancy):

  • Mark Seavy - D

Zoning Board of Appeals Alternates (to fill vacancy for three years):

  • Mark Seavy - D

Zoning Board of Appeals Alternates (to fill vacancy for two years):

  • Mark Seavy - D
  • John M. McNicholas - R

Police Commissioners (vote for three):

  • Stephen Saloom - D
  • Arnold E. DiLaura - D
  • Thomas F. Reynolds - R
  • Marcie Coffin - R
  • Joseph Savino - R

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