DTC CANDIDATES FOR RTM DISTRICT FOUR, 2019
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Laura Karson

EMAIL: laurarkarson@gmail.com

  • Currently serve on the Executive Board of the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee

  • Assistant Field Director for the Michelle Lapine Campaign for State Senate 2018

  • Small business owner with my husband of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Shops located in 5 locations in Fairfield County

  • Board Member FLHS PTA

  • Member of FLHS Alcohol and Drug Task Force

  • Fierce activist for Planned Parenthood, Gun Safety Groups, Immigrant Rights and Women's Rights

  • Wife and Mother of 3 children

  • Moved to Stratfield in June 2018

Statement:
I want to ensure that our schools maintain their high level of excellence as we continue to face shortfalls in our pension obligations. I want to make sure there are programs in place to address the myriad of emotional issues our children face due to intense societal pressures, as well their anxiety due to schools shootings which have become a routine occurrence. It is of utmost importance to me that we maintain civility on the RTM and use reasoned decision making to do what is best for Fairfield and not what is politically expedient.

 
 
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Alice Kelly

EMAIL: alicezkelly@gmail.com

  • RTM D4 member since 2017

  • Fairfield resident for over 40 years 

  • Raised 3 children in Fairfield, all of whom attended Fairfield Public Schools

  • PTA member and volunteer, North Stratfield, FWMS, and FWHS

  • Clinical Social Worker, 30+ years

  • Life Member, Women's Auxilliary, hewish Home for the Elderly

  • Keeping Fairfield affordable and desirable for all residents

  • Funding our schools, libraries, and senior programs, in order to maintain the highest possible quality of life for all Fairfield citizens

  • Working to bring new businesses to Fairfield and growing our Grand List

  • Continuing to support and initiate green programs

 
 
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Meredith Odinak

EMAIL: mereditheve89@gmail.com

  • Background in Community Social Work

  • Worked in schools and with nonprofits supporting youth and families for the past 7 years

  • Currently works with first year students at Fairfield University in the Office of Residence Life

  • Planning Committee Member for the Courageous Conversations community group on race and equity

  • Grew up in Fairfield in District 4 and attended the public schools (Warde ’07)

  • B.A., New York University

  • MSW and Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Key Issues:

  • Education

  • Social Services

  • Affordability

  • Equity and Inclusion of all Fairfield Residents

 
 
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Marcy Spolyar

  • Incumbent RTM D4 member

  • Current RTM Secretary for the Public Works and Planning Committee

  • Past PTA Vice President, Stratfield School

  • Member, Fairfield Warde High School PTA

  • Physical therapist presently specializing in geriatric care in the home care setting

  • Prior work experience in the Naugatuck, New Canaan, and Trumbull public school systems as a physical therapist

  • Married mother of 2 children at Fairfield Warde High School

  • M.S. in Physical Therapy from Springfield College

  • Member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

Key Issues:

  • Supporting our public schools

  • Addressing the needs of our elderly population

  • Focus on public health

  • Fiscal responsibility

Statement:
I moved to Fairfield with my Family in 2010 because it offered an opportunity for my children to obtain an excellent public education in a place where home values and taxes are modest for the area. While living in Fairfield, I have come to appreciate the value of not only the educational system, but also the services our town offers. Working with people in their homes in our community has given me a great understanding of what the needs of our community are. I will continue to work hard on the RTM to ensure that Fairfield stays fiscally responsible while maintaining our excellent town services.