Candidate Profiles

This November, 113 candidates are running for 68 positions in Fairfield.  Depending on which of Fairfield’s ten districts you live in, you’ll be asked to vote for 25 out of up to 45 candidates. But don’t be daunted! On this page you’ll find links to profiles of all the candidates running for office. If you’re short on time, just focus on the Board of Selectmen (vote for 2 out of 4) and your RTM district (4 out of 8 in most districts), which arguably are the elections that will have the biggest impact on our town government over the next few years.  

TO USE THIS PAGE: Click on each name below to go to the Candidate Profile.

FOR POSITION INFO: Follow links below or go to Our Town Gov’t page HERE.

NOTE: Names are in alphabetical order. Asterisks ** = incumbent.

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

Three-member board headed by First Selectman
Term length: 4 years, no limit
Choose 1 First Selectman and 1 Selectman
Top 3 vote getters overall will be elected
Learn more about the BoS HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING:

FIRST SELECTMAN (choose 1):
SELECTMAN (choose 1):

RTM

Fairfield has 10 districts
Each district has 4 RTM members = 40 total
Term length: 2 years, no limit
In your district, select 4 candidates
Learn more about the RTM HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING:
(choose 4 in your district)

Find your RTM district HERE.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Nine-member board
Terms are staggered
Select any 5 candidates
No more than 3 from same party will be elected
Learn more about the BoE HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING (choose 5):

BOARD OF FINANCE

Nine-member board
Terms are staggered
Select 2 candidates
Top 3 vote-getters will be elected
Learn more about the BoF HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING (choose 2):

TOWN PLAN & ZONING

Ten-member commission
Terms are staggered
Select 2 (4-year) candidates and 1 (2-year) candidate
Top 3 (4-year) vote-getters will be elected
Learn more about the TPZ HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING:

FOUR-YEAR TERM (choose 2):
TWO-YEAR TERM (choose 1):

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS

Five-member board
Terms are 4 years; staggered
Select 1 candidate; top 2 vote-getters will be elected (in other words, both!)
Learn more about the BAA HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING (choose 1):

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Eight-member board; terms are staggered
Select 2 (4-year) candidates and 1 (2-year) candidate
Top 3 (4-year) vote-getters will be elected
Learn more about the ZBA HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING:

FOUR-YEAR TERM (choose 2):
TWO-YEAR TERM (choose 1):

CONSTABLE

Fairfield has seven constables
Each constable serves 2 years
Select 4 candidates
Top 7 vote-getters will be elected
Learn more about constables HERE

CANDIDATES RUNNING (choose 4):

TOWN CLERK

A four-year, salaried position
Learn more about the town clerk HERE

CANDIDATE RUNNING (choose 1):

Vote on Nov 5
Vote on November 5th!