CANDIDATES FOR FAIRFIELD RTM DISTRICT 4

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JENNIFER HOCHBERG-TOLLER 
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•.  Incumbent RTM D4 member since 2011 and current District Leader
•   Vice Chair of RTM Public Health & Safety Subcommittee
•   Member of the Town Human Services Commission, 2008-11
•   Active member of the Fairfield DTC since 2005; Young Turk Award recipient, 2008
•   Volunteer for the Center for Family Justice since 2004
•   Volunteer member of Fairfield CERT
•   B.S. in Speech Pathology-Audiology from Ithaca College, 1997
•   Legal Assistant with Goldman, Gruder & Woods LLC
•   Married to J. Tyson Toller
Key issues:
•   Public health & safety of town residents
•   Taking care of the needs of our seniors
•   Maintaining our high quality public education system
•   Improving infrastructure and town services
Statement:
    As a lifelong Fairfielder, I want to continue being a voice for my constituents and having a listening ear when it comes to issues in our district and in Fairfield.

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ALICE KELLY 
•   RTM D4 member, appointed 2017
•   44 year resident of Fairfield
•   3 children, all graduates of Fairfield public school system
•   Former PTA member & volunteer at North Stratfield School, Fairfield Woods Middle School & Fairfield Warde High School
•   Life Member of the Women’s Auxiliary, Jewish Home for the Elderly
•   Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience treating individuals & families and supervising students
•   B.A., New York University, M.S.W. with honors, Columbia University
•   Active member of the Fairfield DTC
Key issues:
•   Maintaining high quality education
•   Ensuring affordability for our seniors
•   Continuing to improve town services
•   Social responsibility
Statement:
    I have lived in Fairfield for 44 years. My husband and I were fortunate to have raised 3 children here, all of whom attended Fairfield public schools. My parents moved to Fairfield in 1979 and lived here as seniors for 30 years. One of my sons now lives in Fairfield with his family, and one of my grandsons now attends North Stratfield School. I am well aware of the opportunities and challenges facing all age groups in Fairfield. As a member of the RTM, I will work to keep Fairfield thriving and affordable.

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PHILIP PIRES
•   Incumbent RTM D4 member since 2013
•   Current RTM Minority Leader
•   Member of RTM's Legislation & Administration Committee, and Special Legislative Management Committee
•   Practicing attorney with Cohen and Wolf, P.C., specializing in the areas of business litigation, municipal law, probate litigation, and land use & zoning
•   Volunteer teacher and Community Board Member for Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut, Inc.
•   Named a Rising Star by Connecticut Super Lawyers
•   AV Peer Review Rated from Martindale-Hubbell
•   B.A. from Haverford College, and J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law
Key issues:
    It is critical that we maintain Fairfield’s excellent public school system and town services, while keeping our taxes as low as possible and making Fairfield affordable for our seniors. We need to make decisions that focus on promoting the long-term financial health of our town.

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MARCY SPOLYAR
•   Past PTA Vice President, Stratfield School
•   Member, Tomlinson Middle School and Fairfield Warde High School PTA
•   Physical therapist presently specializing in geriatric care in the home care setting
•   Prior work experience in the Naugatuck, New Canaan, and Trumbull public school systems as a physical therapist
•   Married mother of 2 children in Fairfield public schools - son at Fairfield Warde High School, and daughter at Tomlinson Middle School
•   M.S. in Physical Therapy from Springfield College
•   Member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Key issues:
•   Supporting our public schools
•   Addressing the needs of our elderly population
•   Focus on public health
•   Fiscal responsibility
Statement:
    I moved to Fairfield with my Family in 2010 because it offered an opportunity for my children to obtain an excellent public education in a place where home values and taxes are modest for the area. While living in Fairfield, I have come to appreciate the value of not only the educational system, but also the services our town offers. Working with people in their homes in our community has given me an great understanding of what the needs of our community are. I will work hard to ensure that Fairfield stays fiscally responsible while maintaining our excellent town services.