Elected Positions

The Town of Wilton is run by volunteers. Only the First Selectman is a paid position. Some of these positions are filled by general election; others by appointment from the Board of Selectmen. There is a biennial election of the town on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each odd-numbered calendar year.

The Elected positions are:

Board of Selectman

Wilton’s official legislative and administrative body is the Board of Selectmen. The Selectmen are responsible for all Town government activities (except school operations). Such responsibilities include town policy making, administration management and budget accountability.

The Board consists of 5 members all of whom serve 4 year terms; there is no limit to the number of terms a member can serve. The Board of selectman is headed by a First Selectman; this is a paid position that serves as the chief executive officer and Chief administrative officer of the town

Current Board of Selectman
Position Name Term End Party
First Selectman William F. Brennan 12/1/2013 Republican
Second Selectman Harold E. Clark 12/1/2015 Republican
Selectman Richard Dubow 12/1/2013 Democratic
Selectman Ted Hoffstatter 12/1/2015 Democratic
Selectman James A. Saxe 12/1/2013 Republican

Board of Finance

The Board of Finance’s primary function is to recommend a budget and a mill rate to the Annual Town Meeting.

The Board consists of 6 elected members (usually 4 Republicans and 2 Democrats). The term is 4 years, and members may not be elected for more than 2 successive full terms.

Current Board of Finance
Position Name Term End Party
Chair Warren L. Serenbetz Jr. 12/1/2013 Republican
Member Al Alper 12/1/2015 Republican
Member Jeffrey G. Rutishauser 12/1/2013 Republican
Clerk James Meinhold 12/1/2015 Democratic
Member Carl A. “Andy” Pforzheimer 12/1/2013 Democratic
Vice Chair Lynne Vanderslice 12/1/2015 Republican

Board of Education

The Board of Education oversees the delivery of educational programs, curriculum and services to Wilton children and hires a Superintendent of Schools. It annually prepares and recommends a school budget to the Board of Finance and to the Town Meeting.

The Board consists of 6 elected members (generally 4 Republicans and 2 Democrats). The term is 4 years, and members may not be elected for more than 2 successive full terms.

Current Board of Education
Position Name Term End Party
Secretary Karen Birck 12/1/2013 Democratic
Vice Chair A. Gilmore Bray 12/1/2013 Republican
Member Christine L. Finkelstein 12/1/2015 Republican
Member Lory Rothstein 12/1/2015 Republican
Member Laura Schwemm 12/1/2015 Democratic
Chair Bruce M. Likly 12/1/2013 Republican

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for a general plan for the town and appropriate zoning to achieve that plan.

The Board consists of 9 elected members (generally 6 Republicans and 3 Democrats). The term is 4 years, and members may not be elected for more than 2 successive full terms.

<trclass=”alt”>MemberDona Waskom12/1/2011Republican

Current Planning and Zoning Commission
Position Name Term End Party
Chair John Wilson 12/1/2013 Democratic
Vice Chair L. Michael Rudolph 12/1/2013 Republican
Secretary John Gardiner 12/1/2013 Democratic
Member Bill McCalpin 12/1/2013 Democratic
Member Bas Nabulsi 12/1/2013 Democratic
Member Christopher Hulse 12/1/2015 Republican
Member Marilyn Gould 12/1/2013 Republican
Member Lori Bufano 12/1/2015 Republican
Member Peter S. Shiue 12/1/2013 Republican

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals considers requests for variances of the Town’s Zoning Regulations (i.e. setback issues for additions, decks, garages, etc.). Public hearings are held on the second (and sometimes fourth) Monday of each month, except for August.

The Board consists of 5 elected members. The term is 4 years, and members may not be elected for more than 2 successive full terms.

Current Zoning Board of Appeals
Position Name Term End Party
Member John R. Comiskey 12/1/2015 Unaffiliated
Member Timothy B. Meyer 12/1/2013 Republican
Member Steven Davidson 12/1/2013 Democratic
Member Albert G. Nickel 12/1/2013 Republican
Member Sally Poundstone 12/1/2015 Republican
Alt Brian Lilly 12/1/2015 Democratic
Alt Joseph J. Fiteni 12/1/2013 Republican
Alt Libby V. Bufano 12/1/2013 Republican

Board of Assessment Appeals

The Board of Assessment considers requests for variances from property tax assessments.

The Board consists of 5 elected members (generally 3 Republicans and 2 Democrat). The term is 4 years, and members may not be elected for more than 2 successive full terms.

Current Board of Assessment Appeals
Position Name Term End Party

Constables

Constables have the power to deliver legal papers, and can serve upon the call of the First Selectmen in emergencies and times of town need.

There are 5 elected Contsables. The term is 2 years, and members may not be elected for more than 2 successive full terms.

Current Constables
Name Term End Party
Christopher Dubrowski 12/1/2013 Republican
Christopher Gardner 12/1/2013 Republican
Deborah McFadden 12/1/2013 Democratic
Richard Boyle Mitchell 12/1/2013 Democratic
Richard S. Ziegler 12/1/2013 Republican

Registrars of Voters

The Registrars are responsible for making voter registration available to all qualified potential voters and maintaining, certifying and producing the official voter lists for elections, town meetings, primaries, referenda and party caucuses, and conducting the general elections, referenda and primaries – including the recruitment and training of polling place officials.

There are 2 Registrars of Voters (1 Democrat and 1 Republican).

Current Registrars
Name Term End Party
Clementina Gardner 1/4/2017 Republican
Carole Young-Kleinfeld 1/4/2017 Democratic

Elected