Meet Wilton RTC Candidates: Heather Priest, Board of Education

Wilton’s Municipal Election will take place on November 7, 2023. Here at HamletHub, we welcome both the Wilton Republican and Democtratic Town Committees to introduce their candidates.

Get to know Wilton Republican candidates through a series of interviews.

Meet Heather Priest, Board of Education candidate

Why are you running?

The Wilton Schools have cultivated some of the brightest, most successful students that Connecticut has to offer.  I want to be a part of the legacy that continues to provide this district with the guidance needed to navigate an entirely new world of challenges that our students will face.

After teaching in the Wilton district for eight years I can provide insight into how the system functions and can work alongside my fellow board members to ensure transparency for important decisions in our community.

While computer testing has become the de facto measurement of success, I would like to make room for other methods and measurements to hold value in our district.  

What are your goals if elected?

I believe that this board, past and future, comes to the table with only the best of intentions for our students and staff.  I want to enter the 2024 school year with healthy discourse and a commitment to make decisions that benefit all the students in our district.

I want to focus all our energies on identifying programs and resources that are truly child centric and directly impact the teachers and the students in the building.

Plug and play curriculum is costly and many times unproven.  I want to evaluate this type of expenditure and find new ways to not only meet state standards but elevate our students to the level of education they deserve.

What is one fun fact about you?

In 2011, I competed and won on the Food Network’s, Chopped.

Voting guide

You can register to vote here.

You can also register to vote by mail by completing a Voter Application Card. Mail completed card to Registrar of Voters, Wilton Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT  06897.

You can also register to vote on Election Day at Wilton Town Hall from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.

For Absentee Ballots click

Polling Places

Wilton is divided into three voting districts for all November Federal, State, and Municipal elections and primaries. All three polling locations are open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

District 1:   Wilton High School
                395 Danbury Road
                Wilton, CT
                  143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District

District 2:   Cider Mill School Gym
                  240 School Road
                  Wilton, CT
                  125th Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District

District 3:   Middlebrook School Gym
                131 School Road
                Wilton, CT
                143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District

Additional voting information courtesy Wilton Registrar of Voters:

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Submitted by Wilton, CT

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