DTC CANDIDATES FOR RTM DISTRICT TWO, 2019
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Bill Gerber

EMAIL: gerber_william@yahoo.com

  • RTM Representative since 2013

  • Former CFO in insurance industry 

  • MBA, Finance & MS, Accounting, NYU; CPA

  • Masters of Public Health, George Washington University

  • BA, East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University 

  • Volunteer & past board member, St. Baldrick's Foundation for pediatric cancer research

  • Married to Jessica (current Board of Education member)

  • 2 children educated in the Fairfield Public Schools

Key Issues:

  • Quality of life

  • Economic development

  • Smart, strategic allocation of resources

 
 
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Erin Lopez

EMAIL:  lopez.fairfieldrtm@gmail.com

  • RTM Representative since December 2016

  • Vice Chair, 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 – NSS and Fairfield Woods PTA programs, Chair NSS PTA Drama Committee, Cesar Batalla School community library, Brighter Lives for Kids

  • Past board member and president, MOMS Club of Fairfield South

  • BS in Newspaper Journalism and Political Science, Syracuse University, 1999

  • Married to Derek, with two children in Fairfield Public Schools

Key Issues:

  • High-quality public education

  • Long-term, strategic financial planning that maintains the high quality of life we enjoy in Fairfield while keeping the town affordable for all residents, especially young families and senior citizens

 
 
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Eric Newman

EMAIL:  ericnewmancpa@yahoo.com

  • Four Term RTM Representative (Legislative Body) since 2011

  • Chairman – RTM Finance Committee

  • Served as RTM Deputy Minority Leader

  • Served as Vice Chairman – RTM Special Legislative Management Committee

  • Served as Vice Chairman – RTM Finance Committee

  • Served on the RTM Senior and Disabled Tax Relief Committee

  • Treasurer for State and Local Special Purpose Entities and Not-For-Profits

  • 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 - B.B.A. Accounting

  • Married to Amy, children are Jakob and Becca

Statement:
The past eight 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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Cynthia Grabowski Perham

EMAIL: cindyperhamrtm2@gmail.com

  • RTM member since 2015

  • RTM Committees: Sr. Tax Relief; Secretary, Public Health & Safety, Vice Chair

  • 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

  • 30 Year Member Fairfield Kiwanis

  • 8th Grade Junior Achievement instructor for 24 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: Senior issues, Education, Recreation and Open Space

Statement:
As a lifelong resident of Fairfield, I sincerely want to help those who want to stay in Fairfield as long as they want through Senior Tax relief reform. I am the daughter of two amazing public servants, and I draw upon their teachings as I hope to be re-elected to represent my District again.