Voter Guide: Race For First Selectman Is At Top Of The Ballot In New Canaan

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- “All politics is local:” That's the famous saying from House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip” O'Neill.

New Canaan Town Hall

New Canaan Town Hall

Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

And the election Tuesday in Connecticut is all about local races, with voters heading to the polls to vote for their fellow town residents. These are the elected town officials who have a direct impact on property taxes, schools, police, town services and more.

At the top of the ballot in New Canaan is the race for a new first selectman. Democrat Kit Devereaux and Republican Kevin J. Meynihan are running for the seat. 

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To check your polling place, click here.  

Here is the ballot: 

First Selectman:

  • Kit Devereaux - D
  • Kevin J. Meynihan - R


  • Nick Williams - R 

Town Clerk:

  • Claudia A. Weber - R

Town Treasurer: 

  • Robin Fryer - D 
  • Andrews Brooks - R

Board of Education (vote for five): 

  • Sheri West - D
  • Penny Rashin - D
  • Katrina L. Parkhill - R
  • Dionna L. Carlson - R
  • Jennifer S. Richardson  - R

Board of Assessment Appeals (vote for two):

  • Gerry Harrington - D
  • Robert W. Avery  - R
  • Janis R. Hennesey - R

Town Council (vote for six):

  • Sven Euglund - D
  • Elizabeth Gores Donovan - D
  • Colm Dobbyn - D
  • Rich Townsend - R
  • Penny Young - R
  • John A. Engel III - R
  • Tom Butterworth - R

Constable (vote for four):

  • Cynthia Franco  - D
  • Nicholas Mitrakis  - D
  • Ed Vollmer - D
  • E. Roger Williams  - R
  • Mary Anna Marcella - R
  • Arvind Bajaj - R
  • Gregory Pepe - R
  • Hector Lopez - G
  • John Amarilios - G

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