A note from Doug Sutherland, who is running for State Rep in Trumbull and also is on the DTC there:
"Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Election Day is just less than 5 weeks away. There is much at stake as there always is when we go to the polls to select the people that will represent us. Elections have consequences and ...Read More
Please save the date of Tuesday, October 14 for this year's Democratic Women's Leadership Awards Breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Aqua Turf Club located at 556 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback at the Penfield Building Committee which is being held on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 6 pm ...Read More
The Democratic Headquarters for the Fairfield 2014 campaign is now open at 338 Commerce Drive in Fairfield. We are seeking volunteers to begin staffing the space until Election Day.
While we will no doubt need some office supplies, we always need volunteers. We need people to staff HQ, organize activities, make calls, run errands, etc. If you have even a single hour to spare, let us know by contacting Heather Dean.
To kick off the HQ's opening, the August 4 meeting of the DTC will be held there, with district leaders gathering at 7:00 p.m. and the regular meeting beginning at 7:30. We look forward to seeing you there.
The next monthly meeting of the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee will take place at Campaign Headquarters at 338 Commerce Drive, 2nd floor, Fairfield. District leaders will meet at 6:30 pm and the general meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Upcoming meeting: Monday, September 8, 2014 at DTC Campaign Headquarters
Having just finished reading an opinion piece by Joe Palmer in the Connecticut Post, all I can say is, you have a great career as a fiction writer ahead of you. I was so surprised and bewildered by his interpretation of events that I had to wonder if he is attending the same RTM meetings as I am. I understand that my position as one of 12 members in the minority party would lend itself to a different view than someone ...Read More
We're a little late with this one, but a few weeks back, the DTC enjoyed a lovely night out at Harbor Yard for our annual night with the Bluefish. Some 66 members of the party and thier families came out for the doubel-header, which the Bluefish split against the Road Warriors. This year, our own Mike Tetreau, in his role as First Selectman, was invited to toss out the first pitch. Here's a video of that historic moment as shot by Tyson Toller.
On Thursday, July 21, the DTC held its special meeting to select candidates for the November election. The packed Board of Education conference room listened with rapt attention as Joel Z. Green nominated Michael C. Tetreau for First Selectman. "Fairfield needs Michael Tetreau now. He's the right person to guide Fairfield today, tomorrow and over the next four years." Tetreau "cares deeply" about Fairfield, he said. "Michael Tetreau understands that Fairfield is one community, Fairfield needs someone who communicates openly and honestly with everyone."
After being seconded, Tetreau took the podium to say thanks but then strode the room to address the crowd.
"Real leadership is about making a difference. We're ready to lead, we're ready to build trust, we're ready to communicate and we're ready to make a difference," he said.
As expected, Cristin McCarthy Vahey was nominated for Selectman. She was accompanied by her 13 year old daughter Emma, who volunteered assisting Rich Jacobs, who was taking fresh portraits of candidates for the fall campaign.
One contested race was Board of Finance where newcomers Elaine Gaffney and Patrick McCabe each nabbed 51 votes, with Jim Lee receiving 35 and graciously bowing out of contention, declining to force a primary.
The full slate appears on our Meet the Candidates pages with biographic information and pictures to arrive over the coming days.