Easton Republicans formally endorsed their slate of candidates for the November municipal election during their caucus on July 22 at the Easton Public Library.
Jeff Parker is the party’s candidate for first selectman. Parker announced his candidacy and filed the paperwork to run for the position in May. In accepting the endorsement of the party, Parker said, “We are in it to win it. We must bring the town back together.”
Kristi Sogofsky is running to retain her seat on the Board of Selectman. Sogofsky has served on the board since 2018.
The Republican slate includes many returning candidates as well as several residents eager to take on official roles in the town.
“The Easton Republican party is proud of our full slate of candidates for the November municipal election,” said Wendy Bowditch, chair of the Easton Republican Town Committee. “Easton is lucky to have such a talented and committed group of people passionate about serving our community. We look forward to communicating with the voters in the coming months and are confident our candidates will serve the best interest of this community.”
Candidates seeking re-election include: Christine Halloran for town clerk, Christine Calvert for treasurer and Krista Kot for tax collector.
The ERTC Nominating Committee interviewed and vetted candidates over the past several months. The committee then presented the slate to the Easton Republican Town Committee for consideration and acceptance. The caucus was the final step in the endorsement process.
The following is the slate of candidates as approved by Easton Republicans for the November 2021 municipal election:
First Selectman — Jeff Parker
Selectman — Kristi Sogofsky
Town Clerk — Christine Halloran
Treasurer — Christine Calvert
Tax Collector — Krista Kot
Easton BOE — Jenny Chieda
Region 9 BOE — Todd Johnston
Region 9 BOE — Steve Costantino
Region 9 BOE — Kathy Thompson
Board of Finance — Mike Ring
Board of Finance — Wendy Bowditch
Zoning Board of Appeals — Victor George
Zoning Board of Appeals — Ray Ganim
Library Board — Shari Pearlman
Constable — Anthony Farmer
Constable — Chris Peritore
Constable — Darrin Silhavy
Constable — Raymond Martin III
Board of Assessment Appeals — Adam Bonoff
For more information, go to eastonrtc.org.