The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Finance. The vacancy is created by the resignation from the Board of Karen Ogden, effective September 30, which was announced by Ms. Ogden at the Board of Finance meeting on September 20. On September 22, the DTC thanked Ms. Ogden “for her service to the Town as a member of the Board of Finance.”
The Ridgefield Town Charter requires an elective board, such as the Board of Finance, to fill a vacancy with a person who is a member of the same political party as the party on whose row the vacating board member was elected. As Ms. Ogden, a Democrat, was elected as a Democrat for a term running from November 2019 to November 2023, the Board of Finance is required to appoint a registered Democrat to fill the seat until November 2023.