CANDIDATES FOR FAIRFIELD RTM DISTRICT 2

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BILL GERBER            Bill Gerber on Facebook
•  RTM member since 2013
•  CPA & Insurance industry CFO
•  MBA in Finance and an MS in Accounting from NYU
•  Board Member, St. Baldrick’s Foundation for pediatric cancer     research
•  BA East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
•  Married to Jessica Gerber (current Board of Education), two  children attending Fairfield schools
Key Issues: 
Fiscal responsibility and better long-term planning, specifically for education, public pensions and healthcare.
Personal Statement: 
The quality of life we enjoy in Fairfield must be preserved. Preservation, however, means long term planning, and sometimes, hard choices.

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ERIN LOPEZ          Erin Lopez on Facebook
•  D4 RTM Member since December 2016
•  Member, RTM Finance Committee
•  Member, Democratic Town Committee
•  Past PTA President and Executive Board member, North Stratfield School PTA
•  Girl Scout Troop Leader, 2011-2017
•  Volunteer – various NSS PTA programs, NSS library, Cesar Batalla lending library
•  Past board member and president, MOMS Club of Fairfield South
•  BS in Newspaper Journalism and Political Science, Syracuse University, 1999
Key Issues:
High-quality public education
Keeping Fairfield affordable for all residents, especially young families and senior citizens
Personal Statement:
We moved to Fairfield in 2000 without knowing too much about the town. Once we decided to start a family, we chose to stay here to raise our kids because of the excellent public schools. As a stay at home mom, I have come to appreciate so much more than the schools in town. My goal is to work on keeping Fairfield affordable for all its residents, while continuing to support the vital programs and services that make the town an ideal place to live.

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ERIC NEWMAN
•  Three Term RTM Representative (Legislative Body) since 2011
•  RTM Deputy Minority Leader
•  Vice Chairman – RTM Special Legislative Management Committee
•  Vice Chairman – RTM Finance Committee
•  Served on the RTM Senior and Disabled Tax Relief Committee
•  Treasurer for State and Local Special Purpose Entities
•  Serve on Not-For-Profit, Investment and Retirement Pension Plan Boards
•  Denise Dougiello Young Turk Award Recipient
•  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
•  Sacred Heart University – Jack Welch College of Business
•  New York University – Certificate in Investment Banking
•  Adelphi University -  Robert B. Willumstad School of Business – B.B.A. Accounting
•  Married to Amy, children are Jakob and Becca
Personal Statement:
The past six years provided legislative and financial policy leadership that has contributed to our vibrant schools, libraries, and senior center.  The town of Fairfield is a leader in investing in long-term public sector clean energy infrastructure and transformative technology.  This next term, I will continue to collaborate on long-term strategic legislative policy and make responsible fiscal, environmental, social, and governance decisions for Fairfield.

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CINDY PERHAM 
•  RTM member since 2015
•  RTM Committees: Senior Tax Relief; Secretary, Public Health & Safety
•  Mortgage Banker/Reverse Mortgage Specialist
•  Lifelong Fairfield resident
•  Graduate of Andrew Warde High School
•  Sacred Heart University, MBA, International Finance
•  Bryant College, BS in Marketing & Business Communications
•  Kiwanis International, Lt. Governor
•  26 Year Member Fairfield Kiwanis
•  8th Grade Junior Achievement instructor for 20 yrs
•. Married to Keith Perham, Fairfield Police Officer
•  Daughter graduate of Fairfield Warde in 2015
•  Former Fairfield Housing Authority Committee Member
•. Former Girl Scout Leader
Key Issues: 
Education, Senior issues, Recreation and Open Space
Personal Statement:
As a lifelong resident of Fairfield I have benefited from the public school system, and there was no question that I wanted to raise my family here. I now want to be a public servant in the town that gave me so many opportunities.