Michael Gutowski (D), Final Candidate Statement, Tax Collector

I am honored to be running for the Office of Tax Collector for Easton because I am passionate about finance, accounting, and helping the community of Easton, where I live with my family. I am excited to bring the skills and best practices from multiple industries in private and public Continue reading “Michael Gutowski (D), Final Candidate Statement, Tax Collector”

John Foley (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

I bring a no-nonsense, practical approach to the board. I have an optimistic, can-do attitude and will bring energy and creativity. I listen with curiosity and, as a parent to three children in the school system, I have a singular interest in ensuring the school provides a strong, Continue reading “John Foley (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

Maureen P. Williams (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

I bring a straightforward and sincere approach to consensus building to the ER9 Board and have for the past four years.

In our past term, we have worked collectively to confront the challenges of COVID-19 and of false claims raised by small segments of our populace whose approach Continue reading “Maureen P. Williams (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

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”

Bob Lessler (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Selectmen

I am running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen so that I can continue to deliver the thoughtful, measured, and experienced voice you know I have provided for 22 years. You know who I am. You know what I have done for our wonderful town over the years. I am your neighbor. Continue reading “Bob Lessler (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Selectmen”

David Bindelglass (D), Final Candidate Statement, First Selectman

Two years ago, as the first Democratic first selectman in almost 40 years, I found a town government dominated by Republicans from the offices of treasurer and clerk to the majority of boards and commissions. Because I made the decision to work with them instead of playing political Continue reading “David Bindelglass (D), Final Candidate Statement, First Selectman”

Jennifer De Jesus (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio

Jennifer De Jesus and her husband, Marcos, moved to Easton four years ago when they fell in love with the beautiful farming community. Jennifer and Marcos have a six-year-old daughter, Clara, who is in first grade at Samuel Staples Elementary School. Jennifer also has three step Continue reading “Jennifer De Jesus (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio”

Devon Wible (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio

Candidate Bio

Devon and her husband, Jud, have lived in Easton for more than five years with their three children, Lewis, Robert, and Oliver. She is a lifelong educator who earned an undergraduate degree in History from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Continue reading “Devon Wible (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio”

Michael Gutowski (D), Tax Collector, Candidate Bio and Statement

Michael Gutowski and his wife, Clare, are six-year Easton residents with their children Catie, Drew, and dog Willow. As an accountant in private and public accounting, Michael has led various companies as CFO, controller and director. Michael is passionate about accounting and committed Continue reading “Michael Gutowski (D), Tax Collector, Candidate Bio and Statement”

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