Deborah McFadden


I want to return to the Board of Selectmen so the voices of all citizens of Wilton—no matter what their political affiliation or personal background—are heard.

We need to engage community-wide dialogue and collaborative action so, together, we shape the future of Wilton.

My three areas of focus are:


  • Fiscal responsibility, economic development, growth of our grand list and updating our Plan of Conservation and Development; executed with sensitivity toward our heritage of protecting open spaces and historic preservation
  • Quality of life for all our citizens, with emphasis on first-rate schools and support of our senior citizens.
  • Open and transparent government.  Encouraging communication with the public and between town boards and committees, so we benefit from the best ideas and working in a united effort.

My commitment to Wilton and our community values coupled with directly relevant experience and skills will allow me to contribute immediately to this town I love.

Read Deb’s op-ed in Good Morning Wilton

Deb McFadden, a 20-year Wilton resident, seeks to return to the Board of Selectmen. She has served on the Security Task Force, Norwalk River Valley Trail and Trackside. Deb has been a Wilton Constable and a member of the 2008 Electoral College. For nearly 20 years she has been a member of the Wilton Democratic Town Committee (DTC), serving most of those years as an officer. She is currently the Chair of the DTC.

Active in the Wilton community, Deb has a long history of hands-on involvement in local activities. Her service has included Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, STAR Lighting the Way (supporting those with disabilities), church leadership and teaching positions, and The Leukemia Society of Connecticut, as well as membership in the PTA, and as a parent booster for Wilton football, lacrosse, basketball, track and band programs.

All of the McFadden children have attended the Wilton Public Schools. The youngest is in now in college. She and her husband Jack have four grandchildren.

Deb has also participated in Wilton (now Riverbrook) YMCA events, including programs to benefit the Melissa McFadden Scholarship awarded annually to Wilton High School Seniors demonstrating compassion and caring for people with special needs.

Congressman Jim Himes has endorsed Deb for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. 
“Having known Deb for many years, I have no doubt that she has the vision and expertise to lead the Town of Wilton as Selectman. She will be a tireless advocate for residents and I am proud to support her.”

Deb and Congressman Jim Himes at the WDTC 2017 Barbeque.

Deb has recently received a 2017 Women’s Leadership Award from the Connecticut State Democratic Party: 
Candidate for Board of Selectmen and WDTC Chair Deb McFadden received a 2017 Women’s Leadership Award from the Connecticut State Democratic Party.

Deb McFadden and CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill at the ICT4 meeting on Voting Rights 10/11/17