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Candidate for RTM

District 6

Robert Blanchard

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● Chief of Staff for CT State Comptroller
● Over a decade of experience in state government and recent experience in financial services public relations
● Six years’ elected experience serving on a city council and planning and zoning commission as well as numerous volunteer boards
● Named one of Connecticut's 40 Under 40 by Connecticut Magazine
● Married my wife Samantha last year and we both have two dogs, Penelope and Winslow
● Avid runner and participant in races for charitable causes in Fairfield and statewide


Prioritizing funding for education is one of the most important investments we can make in both our children and Fairfield’s economy. While the RTM only allocates funding for education, I think we can continue to strategically partner with the BOE to create a world class education system that puts our students on the best path forward.

Just as much of the state’s economy is evolving and re-inventing itself, so too can parts of Fairfield’s industrial past, while also strengthening the vibrancy of our downtown. Responsibly working to spur economic growth without disrupting the quality of life so many enjoy here is important.
Fairfield is a town made up of a dozen different neighborhoods. We can safely bring our communities together through several transportation options. At a time when many are walking to school or work, we should strengthen the walkability, bikeability and safety of our town.

The budget is the single issue that impacts every resident and a symbol of what we value. Connecticut residents can be frustrated by government’s method of budgeting and spending. Residents deserve quality services at an affordable, predictable and reasonable cost. We need to develop a long-term vision and smart financial planning for Fairfield’s future.

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