Meet Wilton RTC Candidates: Josh Cole, Board of Selectman

Wilton’s Municipal Election will take place 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 Josh Cole, candidate for Board of Selectman.

Q: Why are you running?

A: I’m seeking re-election to ensure our town remains an affordable, safe, vibrant, and welcoming community in which to live, work, play, and raise a family. In my various public service roles within Wilton, I’ve been recognized as someone who listens carefully, considers all sides of an issue, treats everyone with respect, discusses and deliberates in a civil and non-partisan matter, and makes decisions in a thoughtful manner. I will continue to bring my reasoned temperament and experience to the Board of Selectmen to help the Town remain a great place for my family and all residents.

Q: What are your goals if elected?

A: During the last four years, we’ve reduced the BOS four-year average annual budget growth to 0.46%, secured $33 Million in state and federal grants for capital improvements, maintained the Town’s AAA bond rating resulting in lower borrowing costs for the Town, and ensured that the Town employee retirement plan is fully funded. If re-elected, I will continue to advocate for and help implement policies to maintain the Town’s solid financial footing, plan and invest for the future, preserve and protect our beautiful natural landscapes, and support the great work of our town employees.

Q: What is one fun fact about you?

A: I can do a really good Donald Duck impression. A few years ago, we were in Disney World on a family vacation and I did the impression for Daisy Duck. Donald Duck raced over and put up his fists as if to fight me— he seemed to think I was flirting with Daisy!   

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 https://www.wiltonct.org/town-clerk/pages/absentee-ballots

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:   //www.google.com/maps/place/Wilton+High+School/@41.2108055,-73.4356695,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e802e8c65e08d3:0x92c856a4b3c6614d!8m2!3d41.2108055!4d-73.4334808" style="text-decoration-line: none;">Wilton High School
                395 Danbury Road
                Wilton, CT
                  143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District

District 2:   //www.google.com/maps/place/Cider+Mill/@41.20433,-73.435396,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e802e8cf66de4d:0xbe0b9f4c15dbfc86!8m2!3d41.20433!4d-73.4332073" style="text-decoration-line: none;">Cider Mill School Gym
                  240 School Road
                  Wilton, CT
                  125th Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District

District 3:   //www.google.com/maps/place/Middlebrook+School/@41.2021889,-73.4405458,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e802e81f008b67:0xbfccf9221946e08e!8m2!3d41.2021889!4d-73.4383571" style="text-decoration-line: none;">Middlebrook School Gym
                131 School Road
                Wilton, CT
                143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District

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