The Westport Republican Town Committee
RTC Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month at 8 PM
We meet in Room 201/201A at Westport Town Hall.
The Westport Republican Town Committee consists of 40 members who are elected at caucuses by registered Republicans in the nine Representative Town Committee districts in January of even numbered years to serve two year terms. In March of even numbered years the new Republican Town Committee elects a chairman, a vice chairman, a treasurer and a secretary. The Town Committee meets at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, usually at the Westport Town Hall.
The main responsibility of the Republican Town Committee is to select the best candidates to run for public office and then to provide assistance to the candidates in electing them to office. In even numbered years the Town Committee is primarily involved with obtaining votes for Republican candidates seeking national offices, statewide offices and legislative positions. In odd numbered years the focus is electing Republican candidates for town wide positions such as Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
Candidates for local and statewide positions are typically selected either by the Town Committee or at Conventions in May. The Town Committee raises funds to assist the candidates with advertisements and other expenses as well as to run their own advertisements in support of the candidates. Typically the Town Committee has a headquarters from which members make calls to the electorate asking voters to come out to vote on election day. Publicity is provided to the local media to support the Republican candidates.
Republican Town Committee, 2020-2022
(all e-mail addresses are hotlinked to your email software)
Thomas C. Bloch
Kate Boyle Kirby
Jim Marpe, First Selectman email@example.com
Jennifer Tooker, Second Selectwoman firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Moore, Vice Chairman, Board of Finance email@example.com
James Foster, Board of Finance firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay DesMarteau, Board of Finance email@example.com
Jon Olefson, Planning & Zoning firstname.lastname@example.org
Chip Stephens, Planning & Zoning email@example.com
Cathy Walsh, Planning & Zoning firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeannie Smith, Vice-Chairman, Board of Education email@example.com
Liz Heyer, Board of Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Kleine, Board of Education email@example.com
Liz Wong, Vice-Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Hood, Zoning Board of Appeals email@example.com
Garson Heller, Chair, Board of Assessment Appeals
Joseph Sledge, Board of Assessment Appeals firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Ruggiano, Registrar of Voters email@example.com
District State Elected Officials
28 Hon. Tony Hwang, State Senator firstname.lastname@example.org
143 Hon. Gail Lavielle, State Representative email@example.com
State Central Representative
*District Leader Only