The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee Announces its Candidates

On July 22, the Ridgefield Republican Town Committee held its required Caucus to endorse its candidates for the November municipal elections.  The following candidates were endorsed at Caucus.  

Board of Finance 
- Russ Porter
- Robert Lavelle

Board of Education
- Meg Oyunbazar
- Julia London
- Stavros Natsopoulos

Board of Assessment Appeals
- Michael Schmer (Appointed)
- David Pope

Planning and Zoning Commission
- Joseph Sorena
- Christopher Molyneaux

Inland Wetlands Board
- Tim Bishop (Incumbent)

Board of Police Commissioners
- Marcie Coffin (Incumbent)
- John Frey (Appointed)
- Patrick Walsh

Zoning Board of Appeals Vacancy 4yr (through 2025)
- Carson Fincham (Appointed)

Zoning Board of Appeals 5yr (through 2026)
- Sean Archambault 

Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
- Michael Stenko (Incumbent)

As you can see in the above list we have a mix of new candidates to the election process, incumbents who are seeking your continued support, and individuals who have been appointed to fill vacancies on the various Boards, who are all seeking your support to continue their roles supporting the Town. It is now incumbent on the Ridgefield RTC, our various volunteers, and all of you to support these candidates in their efforts. If you would like to volunteer your time we could use assistance in the following areas:

- Absentee Ballot Process / Communications
- HQ / Volunteer Coordination
- Candidate Orientation and Support
- Coordination of Special Events and Coffees
- Fundraising Event Support
- Print / Digital Media Support for Candidates (Lawn Signs, Palm Cards, Bios, etc.)
- Lawn Sign Coordination
- Phone Banking / Door Knocking Coordination

These tasks do not need to be handled alone so grab some friends and volunteer as a team in any of these areas. You do not need to be experts in any of these areas as the RTC will assist you in getting organized and support you in these efforts.  If you feel you can help out with any of the above please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Additionally, there are still some open available spots on the Planning and Zoning, Inland Wetlands and Zoning Board of Appeals where we could endorse candidates.  If you are interested in finding out more about what you would need to do to run for any of these Boards please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The process has just begun so stay tuned for more information over the next weeks and months.