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The Westport Republican Town Committee

Joseph Sledge
Judy Domkowski
Tom Lasersohn
Peter Anstett Headshot.png
Peter Anstett
Patrizia Zucaro

RTC Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month at 8 PM
We typically 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, 2022-2024

(Revised 06/29/2023)
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District 1 

Marty Bell*

Peter Bayer

Lisa Hartmann

Perry Winter

Patrizia Zucaro

District 2 

Michael Calise

Al Gratrix

Dorrie Harris

Bari Reiner*

Joseph Sledge


District 3 

Michael DelliCarpini

James Izzo

Allen Levy*

Autumn Waggoner

Jack Whittle


District 4 

Andrew Colabella

Alma Sarelli

Lorraine Wetmore

Timothy Wetmore

District 5 

Thomas C. Bloch

Judith Domkowski

Charles Haberstroh



District 6 

Karl Merganthaler

Ed Iannone


District 7 

Peter Anstett

Brandi Briggs

Jon Olefson

Sue Staub

Pete Wolgast   




District 8 

Jim Campbell

Thomas Lasersohn

Tammy Pincavage

Michael Valante

Steve Violette*


District 9 

Robert Bass

Stephen Obsitnik

Avi Kaner

Cathy Walsh



Ex-Officio Members  

Jen Tooker, First Selectman

Andrea Moore, Second Selectman

Michael Keller, Board of Finance

Perry Winter, Board of Finance

Jon Olefson, Planning & Zoning Commission

John Bolton, Planning & Zoning Commission Alt.

Amie Tesler, Planning & Zoning Commission

Patrizia Zucaro, Planning & Zoning Commission

Robert Harrington, Board of Education

Liz Heyer, Vice-Chair, Board of Education

Dorie Hordon, Board of Education

Liz Wong, Vice-Chair, Zoning Board of Appeals

Michelle Hopson, Zoning Board of Appeals

Joseph Sledge, Board of Assessment Appeals

Tom Bloch, Board of Assessment Appeals Alt.

Maria Louise Signore, Registrar of Voters

District   State Elected Officials


  36                Hon.  Ryan Fazio, State Senator 

125                Hon. Tom O'Dea, State Representative


State Central Representatives


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*District Leader

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