DTC CANDIDATES FOR RTM DISTRICT THREE, 2019
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Matthew Jacobs

EMAIL: mattjacobsct@gmail.com

  • Running for 2nd term on the RTM

  • Member of Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization

  • VP & portfolio manager at a Connecticut-based investment firm

  • MBA, Carnegie Mellon University

  • BA in Mathematics, Economics from Connecticut College

  • Married to Carolyn, a Ph.D. Candidate in Film & American Studies at Yale University.

  • Newborn son William, big and getting bigger.

Statement
I will advocate for long-term sustainable growth, which will help grow the grand list and keep the mill rate low. I will also work toward sustaining and improving our quality of life, protecting Fairfield public education and making responsible budgetary choices.

 
 
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Kasandra Marshall

  • 13 year Fairfield resident

  • Public-school teacher for 8 years

  • Reporter for Alaska's Northern Light Newspaper

  • Instructor for the Summer Institute for the Gifted

  • MAT, Sacred Heart University, Early Literacy

  • BA, University of Alaska Anchorage, double major Philosophy & History

  • Au-Pair in England and Germany

  • Internship at American Red Cross

Volunteer Work:

  • Audubon’s C.A.N. E. Program

  • Holland Hill PTA Green Committee

  • Cub Scouts Den Leader

  • Early Literacy Support Tutor

  • Creator of after-school STEM programming

Priorities:

  • 
Sustainable Growth


  • Environmentally Responsible
Education


  • Senior Tax Relief


  • Long Term Economic Prosperity

Statement:
As a mother to a 5-year-old and 2-year-old and former public school teacher, I understand the value of an excellent school system and will consistently support education as the foundation for a strong community. At the same time, I believe we need to take care of our seniors who are an integral part of our vibrant community. My children have a best friend in our senior neighbor and we have the privilege of enjoying a diverse neighborhood; it’s relationships like these that I love about Fairfield. Our town is growing in leaps and bounds, we want to attract new business to help maintain and strengthen our tax base. I’m interested in helping our town grow in a balanced manner that will maintain our heritage, environment, and the quality of life that we enjoy here in beautiful Fairfield.

 
 
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Scott Nickel

EMAIL:  scotnickel@aol.com

  • Member of F.E.L.O. (Fairfield Emerging Leaders Org.)

  • Guide for blind military veterans bicycling

  • Licensed State of CT Agent for Life, Health, Property and Casualty Insurance with Allstate Fairfield

  • Member, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce

  • Lifetime member, Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club

  • Member, Appalachian Mountain Club

  • Past Chair, Giving Committee for F.E.L.O.

Issues Focus:

  • Gun Control/Gun Safety

  • Schools, overcrowding, maintenance, and protection of our children 

  • Environment, protect our natural resources, clean water 

  • Neighborhood safety

 
 
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Sharon Pistilli

EMAIL: sbpistilli@optonline.net

  • Fairfield resident since 1995

  • Chair, Fairfield Solid Waste & Recycling Commission, 10 years

  • Member, Fairfield Earth Day Committee, 2004-06

  • Human resources consultant, 20 years

  • Married with two teenage children in Fairfield public schools

  • Member & volunteer at First Church Congregational. Volunteer work included Sunday School Teacher, Chancel Choir member, Project Manager for garden project to benefit Operation Hope

  • Member, Jennings School PTA, 2006-15. Served as: room parent, Variety Show organizer, CT Audubon Nature Facilitator, Mill River Lab leader, and Art in the Classroom instructor.

  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement Program, 2016-Present

  • Bachelor of Music in Music Business, cum laude from NYU

Key Issues:
I am passionate about protecting the environment. Our daily actions and local initiatives can have a big impact toward reducing pollution and our carbon footprint. Fairfield’s efforts to increase our use of clean energy and to increase our recycling are very important to me.

Having two children in our public schools, a quality education is a high priority for me. The school system is actually what originally drew my family to Fairfield. We have to balance the financial requirements of a strong school system with prudent decisions about expenditures and their effect on our tax base.

Statement:
I have lived in Fairfield since 1995, and have been very involved in the community through our environmental organizations, our schools, and my place of worship. I am very motivated to make a positive impact on our town through becoming a member of the RTM.