I am writing in support of our entire Republican slate in the November elections, particularly Dionna Carlson for First Selectman and Steve Karl for Selectman.
Dionna Carlson has a strong track record of bipartisanship leadership. She served for two 4-year terms on the Board of Education and was selected to serve as Chair by her colleagues. In her role as Chair, she oversaw the school budget which comprises 70% of the town’s budget. She was a member of the Contracts Negotiation Team for 2 teachers’ union contracts as well as a bus contract. She was part of the Search Committee that put in place the current leadership of the New Canaan Public Schools. She testified against school regionalization in Hartford. During her tenure on the Board of Education, Dionna showed a commitment to transparency, fiscal responsibility and maintaining local control.
Steve Karl has served on the Town Council for four 4-year terms and currently serves as the Chair, a role that he was selected for by his colleagues. During his tenure on Town Council, Steve has served on every Town Council committee. Steve has led the way in promoting transparency and fiscal responsibility by helping to establish (or re-establish) the Audit Committee, Ethics Board, Utilities Commission, and Affordable Housing Committee.
New Canaan has been well served by Republican leadership for generations. Although Dionna and Steve offer a change in tone and approach, they want to build on the hallmarks of Republican leadership in New Canaan:
- Locally driven solutions
- Low taxes and fiscal responsibility
- Improved infrastructure focused on sustainability
- Nationally ranked schools
Dionna and Steve will provide the experience and leadership that we need for continued success.
Vote Row B on Election Day!