Bindelglass Wins Second Term as First Selectman

Following an unusually spirited campaign and significant voter turnout, Democrat David Bindelglass was re-elected First Selectman, out performing his challenger, Republican Jeff Parker.

Dave Bindelglass celebrate at home with his wife, Gloria, after winning a second term as first Continue reading “Bindelglass Wins Second Term as First Selectman”

Tax Collector and Finance Board Candidates Debate

The second set of debates for the Nov. 2 municipal election was for Tax Collector and for the Board of Finance. The Easton Democratic and Republican town committees cosponsored the debate, which was held on Oct. 24 at Samuel Staples Elementary School. Voters could attend in person Continue reading “Tax Collector and Finance Board Candidates Debate”

Art Laske (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance

I am running because the Board of Finance needs to have three members who care about properly funding our schools, and presently there are four members in the majority who have exercised their power every year to propose unreasonable and drastic cuts to our education budget — leaving Continue reading “Art Laske (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Ira Kaplan (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance

Mike Ring, Jackie Olschan Kaufman, and Ira Kaplan are running for the six-year Board of Finance seat. In her statements and during debate, Jackie has advocated long range planning and pre-budget review sessions, and informed us of statutory constraints regarding the education budget. Continue reading “Ira Kaplan (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Wendy Bowditch (R), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance


I have been involved in Easton for over 20 years. I started on the Insurance Commission, was the elected Town Treasurer and now serve as an appointed member of the Board of Finance. I am asking for your support to be an elected member of the board for the next two years.

I bring Continue reading “Wendy Bowditch (R), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Ira Kaplan (D), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

I am Ira Kaplan and I am asking for your vote for Easton’s Board of Finance. My wife, Susan, and I moved here in 1999 with our two young children. Jason and Amy went through our public schools and graduated from Joel Barlow High School. My wife taught at Samuel Staples Continue reading “Ira Kaplan (D), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement”

Mike Ring (R), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio

Candidate Bio

Mike is running for a first term on the Board of Finance. His goal is to ensure a budget that is fiscally responsible while continuing to provide a high level of services to Easton residents. 

He is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Seaport Continue reading “Mike Ring (R), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio”

Jackie Kaufman (D), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

Jackie Olschan Kaufman is a lawyer concentrating on land use and real property matters and regularly appears before municipal commissions and agencies in Fairfield County and throughout the state. Currently an alternate on the BOF, Jackie will use her legal and analytical Continue reading “Jackie Kaufman (D), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement”

Art Laske (D), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

Art Laske has served on the Board of Finance since he moved to town 22 years ago. Art was brought up in Trumbull, and is a graduate of Fairfield Prep, Boston College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a self-employed trial attorney and is the father Continue reading “Art Laske (D), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement”

Wendy Bowditch (R), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

I am excited to be running to complete a term on the Board of Finance to which I was appointed earlier this year.

Having been involved with the town of Easton’s finances for over 20 years, I have a broad understanding of how our budgets are set and how our town Continue reading “Wendy Bowditch (R), Board of Finance, Candidate Bio and Statement”

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