Krista Kot (R), Tax Collector Bio

Krista is seeking reelection to Tax Collector, the position in which she has served since July 2016. She has completed all of the requirements necessary to receive the title of Certified Connecticut Municipal Collector. Krista’s experience includes other roles in Town Hall, including Continue reading “Krista Kot (R), Tax Collector Bio”

Kathy Thompson (R), R9 Board of Education, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

Born and raised in Connecticut, I moved to Easton more than twenty years ago with my husband. After working in advertising, marketing, and brand innovation in New York City, I hung up my train pass after the birth of my daughter and began consulting, working with Continue reading “Kathy Thompson (R), R9 Board of Education, Candidate Bio and Statement”

Todd Johnston (R), R9 Board of Education, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

I have had the privilege to serve 10 years on the Region 9 Board of Education, the last two years as Chair. Two of my children graduated from Joel Barlow during the pandemic, and I have two more children at Helen Keller who will soon attend the high school.

Candidate Continue reading “Todd Johnston (R), R9 Board of Education, 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”

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”

Selectman Kristi Sogofsky (R), Board of Selectmen, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

Easton is my family’s home. We love being part of this community and I feel it’s important to be involved. I first became active in our town government in 2017, accepting a position on the Easton Library Board of Trustees and later serving as board chair. The following Continue reading “Selectman Kristi Sogofsky (R), Board of Selectmen, Candidate Bio and Statement”

Jeff Parker (R), First Selectman, Candidate Bio and Statement

Candidate Bio

My name is Jeff Parker and I am excited to be running for First Selectman. I have served the town of Easton for nearly a decade on the Board of Education, so I understand that a full-time commitment is imperative to effectively lead our town. I have the time to dedicate, Continue reading “Jeff Parker (R), First Selectman, Candidate Bio and Statement”

Letter: John Shaban for 135th State Representative

To the Editor:

Easton needs and deserves a state representative who represents our interests. We had that for decades through 2017. We haven’t had it since. Now we have someone who represents the socialist caucus.

John Shaban supports local control of our schools and local zoning Continue reading “Letter: John Shaban for 135th State Representative”

John Shaban Candidate Statement: Focus on Our Families and Our Towns

On Nov. 3 the residents of Easton, Redding and Weston have a choice for state representative between a long-serving, dedicated and pragmatic public servant on both the Independent and Republican lines, or an activist for national protests and debates on the Democratic line. 

I Continue reading “John Shaban Candidate Statement: Focus on Our Families and Our Towns”

Letter: Shaban Led, Hughes Blamed

(Response to Shaban’s Call for Leadership Is a Little Late, Aug. 19, 2020)

I write to reply to the letter criticizing John Shaban’s article questioning the lack of state and local leadership during the recent storm. 

Sadly, Hughes tries to excuse her absence before and during Continue reading “Letter: Shaban Led, Hughes Blamed”

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