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.