DTC CANDIDATES FOR RTM DISTRICT FIVE, 2019
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Josh Garskof


EMAIL: jgrtm5@gmail.com

  • Incumbent RTM member since 2007

  • Chair of RTM Legislation and Administration Committee

  • 22-year Fairfield resident

  • One child attending the Fairfield Public Schools and one recent graduate

  • Director at Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

  • Former columnist for Money magazine--and writer for Consumer Reports, AARP, Parents, Martha Stewart Living, This Old House, HGTV, and Health

  • Graduate of the University of Connecticut

  • Treasurer of the Brooklawn Park Association

Statement:
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.

 
 
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Julie Gottlieb

EMAIL: juliertm5@gmail.com

  • 15-year resident of Fairfield

  • Served 3 terms on the RTM (2011-17)

  • Former RTM Deputy Minority Leader & Member, Senior Leadership Management Committee

  • Currently working in Advancement at Fairfield University

  • Over 25 years of experience in corporate communications and finance with leading global organizations

  • Recipient of PTAC’s 2019 Alis B. McGrath Friend of Education Award

  • Longtime PTA Executive Board Member (Stratfield, Tomlinson & Fairfield Warde) and active SEPTA member (2006-19)

  • Member, PTA Council Executive Board (2008-19)

  • Member, Safe School Climate Committee (2012-2017)

  • Board Member, High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield; former Board Member, Mill River Wetlands Committee

  • MBA from Simmons College; Wheaton College undergraduate

  • Married to Scott with one child, a recent graduate of Fairfield Public Schools

Statement:
During my three-term service on the RTM, I was a strong advocate for excellence in our schools, libraries, and town services, with a proven track record of responsible and balanced fiscal decisions. I am known for developing collaborative, respectful working relationships and being thoughtful in my decision-making, always committed to doing what’s best for the town and especially my district. I would welcome the opportunity to serve Fairfield once more, supporting families, singles and seniors, building safe and strong neighborhoods, and ensuring Fairfield remains a thriving community in which to live and do business.

 
 
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Joe Siebert

EMAIL:  joe.siebert10@gmail.com

  • Appointed RTM member, 2015. Elected for 2 year term in 2017.

  • 23 year Fairfield resident

  • Northeast Region Account Director for Evoque Data Center Solutions

  • 33 years experience in the telecommunications industry

  • Served 14 years as Director of Sales Engineering at Sprint

  • Finance Representative for Stratfield School PTA, 2010

  • Active member of the Fairfield DTC since 2012

  • Bachelor’s Degree from University of Iowa

  • Husband of Heidi, Marriage & Family Therapist & DTC member

  • Daughter, Margaret, is a graduate of Fairfield Warde High School

Statement:
I will work to ensure quality public education for all our children and continuing support services for our seniors citizens.  I will support fiscal responsibility for the town and encourage collaboration & bipartisan cooperation between all our major political parties.

 
 
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Jay Wolk

EMAIL: jgwolkrtm6@gmail.com

  • Incumbent RTM Member since 2011

  • Member of the RTM Education and Recreation Committee

  • Fairfield resident since 2003

  • Past Vice President of Programs for PTAC

  • Former President of the Dogwood Green Condo Association

  • Former Vice President of Programs for Tomlinson Middle School PTA

  • Delegate, PTA Council, Stratfield School PTA 2012-2014

  • PTA Council Liason to First Selectman's Office, 2011-2014

  • Awarded Young Turk Award by Fairfield DTC, 2012

  • Employed by Scap Auto Group

  • Married with 2 children in Fairfield public school system

Statement:
I worked diligently 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.