RTM District 5
- Incumbent District 5 RTM member, serving on Legislation and Administration subcommittee
- 18-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, Health magazines
- Former executive editor at Martha Stewart Living
- Graduate of the University of Connecticut
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.
Ruth A. Smey
219 Old Stratfield Road
- Lifelong Fairfield resident
- Five-term incumbent RTM member, served as chair of original Senior and Disabled Tax Relief Ordinance Committee
- 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.
I love our Town and am honored to serve my community.
- RTM Member 2011-present
- Member, RTM Education and Recreation Committee
- President, Dogwood Green Condo Association, 2006 -present
- Vice President, Programs, Tomlinson PTA 2012-present
- Delegate, PTA Council, Stratfield School PTA 2012-2014
- PTA Council Liason to First Selectman's Office, 2011-2014
- Vice Chairman Democratic Town Committee
- Awarded Young Turk Award by Fairfield DTC, 2012
- Employed by Scap Auto Group
- Married to Dawn, 2 children in Fairfield schools
This past year I worked 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.