RTM District 5


Josh Garskof
87 Sachem Road

  • 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.


Jay Wolk
1157 Stratfield Rd

  • 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.