CANDIDATES FOR FAIRFIELD RTM DISTRICT 5

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JOSH GARSKOF
•   Incumbent RTM member since 2007
•   Member of RTM Legislation and Administration Subcommittee
•   20-year Fairfield resident
•   Two children in Fairfield public schools
•   Director in development department at a Stamford nonprofit
•   Writer for Money, Real Simple, Parents, This Old House, and Health magazines
•   Former executive editor at Martha Stewart Living
•   Graduate of the University of Connecticut
Statement:
I am a thoughtful, careful RTM member who pays close attention to the issues affecting our town. I don’t cast my votes based on party or politics. I follow my conscience and my understanding of what’s best for the town and especially the residents of District 5. The bottom line is that I strive to be fiscally responsible while also maintaining the values and services that make Fairfield one of New England’s best towns.

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JOE SIEBERT
•   Appointed RTM member, 2015
•   20-year Fairfield resident
•   Northeast Regional Sales Manager with Corning Optical Communications
•   30 years experience in the telecommunications industry
•   Served 14 years as Director of Sales Engineering at Sprint
•   Finance Representative for Stratfield School PTA, 2010
•   Active member of the Fairfield DTC since 2012
•   Bachelor’s Degree from University of Iowa
•   Husband of Heidi, Marriage & Family Therapist & DTC member
•   Daughter, Margaret, is graduate of Fairfield Warde High School
Key Issues:
•  Quality education in our public schools
•  Supporting seniors in our community
•  Fiscal responsibility
•  Collaboration & bipartisan cooperation between Democrats & Republicans

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Ruth A. Smey
•   Eight-term incumbent RTM member
•   Chaired original Senior and Disabled Tax Relief Ordinance Committee
•   Lifelong Fairfield resident
•   14-term incumbent as Constable
•   Democratic Town Committee District Leader
•   Member, Assumption-Holy Family School Advisory Committee
•   Former Commissioner of Transportation for Fairfield (1981-84)
Key Issues: 
    We need to support our public education and preserve our quality of life while restraining tax increases.
Statement:
    I love our town and am honored to serve my community.

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Jay Wolk
•   Incumbent RTM Member since 2011
•   Member of the RTM Education and Recreation Committee
•   Fairfield resident since 2003
•   Vice President of Programs for PTAC
•   Former President of the Dogwood Green Condo Association
•   Former Vice President of Programs for Tomlinson Middle School PTA
•   Delegate, PTA Council, Stratfield School PTA 2012-2014
•   PTA Council Liason to First Selectman's Office, 2011-2014
•   Awarded Young Turk Award by Fairfield DTC, 2012
•   Employed by Scap Auto Group
•   Married with 2 children in Fairfield public school system
Statement:
I worked diligently with RTM members on both sides of the aisle to pass a Tax Relief program for Seniors. With bi-partisan support I was instrumental in bringing a sense of the body to the RTM for GMO labeling that passed with an overwhelming majority.