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Ridgefield Votes To Keep Board Of Finance, Education Members

Jill Bornstein and Marty Heiser kept their seats on the Ridgefield Board of Finance after the polls closed.
Jill Bornstein and Marty Heiser kept their seats on the Ridgefield Board of Finance after the polls closed. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - Four incumbents to the Ridgefield Board of Finance and Education kept their seats after this year's local election.

More than 4,000 residents came out to vote, or 24 percent of the registered voters.

Here are the winners in each of the 2013 races:

Republican Board of Finance incumbents Jill Bornstein and Marty Heiser held off Democrat Jeff Bonistalli Sr. for the two open seats on the board.

All four Republican and Democratic candidates for the Board of Education were voted onto the board, including incumbents Republican John Palermo and Scott Mason and Democrat Irene Burgess were joined by new member Michael Taylor.

Democrat Jeff Bonistall Jr. and Republican Robert Jewell were voted onto the Board of Assessment Appeals.

On the Planning and Zoning Commission, Republican incumbents Rebecca Mucchetti and George Hanlon and Democratic incumbent Joseph Fossi will be joined by newcomers Republican Stephen Cole and former member James Coyle.

Republican candidate Charles E. Creamer ran unopposed for the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term beginning in 2013. For a term beginning in 2014 and to fill a vacancy on the board was Democrat Sky Cole, who ran unopposed. Republican Carson Fincham won a five-year term as an alternate for the board and Democrat Dwane Escola won a seat as an alternate for a two-year vacancy.

For the Police Commission, Republicans Joseph Savino, Thomas Reynolds and Marianne Coffin kept their seats over Democrat Eric Silverstadt and write-in candidate John McNicholas.

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