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Race For Selectmen Seats Tops The Ballot In Darien

Darien residents will cast ballots on Tuesday in a number of municipal races. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Darien residents will cast ballots on Tuesday in a number of municipal races. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- Before you head to your polling place, take a look at the races in Darien and decide how to cast your ballot.

The top race in Darien this municipal election is the battle for the Board of Selectmen. Republican candidates Gerald Nielsen Jr. and Susan Marks are taking on Democratic candidates Edward Reilly Tierney and Christopher Patrick Hall in that contest. Voters can select any two, but all four are assured spots on the five-member board.

Election Day is Tuesday in Connecticut, with the polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You can check for your voter registration here by clicking on the "Registered To Vote? Check Now" box on the right side of the home page. You can also check your polling place at this town website or by calling Town Hall.

Below is a list of races in Darien as supplied by the website of Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill:

First Selectman:

Republican candidate Jayme Stevenson

Selectmen (Vote for two):

Republican candidates Gerald Nielsen Jr. and Susan Marks

Democratic candidates Edward Reilly Tierney and Christopher Patrick Hall

Town Clerk:

Republican candidate Donna Rajczewski

Town Treasurer:

Republican candidate Joan Hendrickson

Tax Collector:

Republican candidate Kathleen Larkins

Democratic candidate Thomas Valentino

Board of Finance (Vote for three):

Republican candidates David Lopiano, Bruce Orr Sr. and Jon Zagrodzky

Democratic candidate L. Francis Huck

Board of Education (Vote for two):

Republican candidates Christa McNamara and David Byron Martens

Democratic candidates Callie Anne Sullivan and Shannon Silsby

Board of Assessment Appeals:

Republican candidate Christopher Peters

Democratic candidate Sharad Samy

Planning and Zoning Commission (Full Term)

(Vote for two):

Republican candidates Stephen Olvany and John Sini Jr.

Democratic candidate Eric Voigt

Planning and Zoning Commission (To Fill Vacancy For Two Years):

Republican candidate Richard Allen DiDonna

Constables (Vote for two):

Republican candidates Louis Calastro and Joseph Tarnowsky Jr.

Candidates for the RTM are nonpartisan. Voters cast ballots only in their district. To find your district, check this town website .

Representative Town Meeting District 1 (Vote for 13):

  • Stanley Buchesky,
  • Patricia Finn Bumgardner,
  • George Dupont,
  • Brent Thomas Hayes,
  • Peter Kelly,
  • Lois Schneider
  • Thomas Brady Valentino III

Representative Town Meeting District 2 (Vote for eight):

  • Kirk Hoffman
  • Kate Keith
  • Jeffrey Marston
  • Carol Metton
  • Monica McNally
  • Cecelia Mundt

Representative Town Meeting District 3 (Vote for 10):

  • Steven Anderson
  • Christopher Camuti
  • Adele Conniff
  • Eugene Coyle
  • Thomas Moore
  • Seth Morton

Representative Town Meeting District 4 (Vote for 10):

  • Martha Banks
  • Angus James Cameron
  • Werner Domittner
  • Lucy Fiore
  • Joseph Hardison III
  • Frank Kemp
  • Joseph Miceli
  • Andrew Miller
  • Susan Morrison
  • William Peters III
  • Sandra Savage

Representative Town Meeting District 5 (Vote for eight):

  • Carolyn Golden Bayne
  • Michael Burke
  • Kenneth Fiveson Jr.
  • Susan LeHan
  • Harry McLachlin
  • James Patrick
  • Allison Stolar
  • Robert Young Jr.

Representative Town Meeting District 6 (Vote for 10):

  • Arden Broecking
  • Martha Caroline Luz
  • Emily Quinn McDermott
  • James Robert Palen Jr.
  • S. Lloyd Plehaty
  • Debra McGarry Ritchie
  • Gary Swenson
  • William Van Loan Jr.
  • John Whitehead
  • David Young

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