Greenwich Democrats Nominate Slate of Candidates for 2023 Municipal Elections

On Thursday night Greenwich Democrats officially nominated a slate of candidates for the 2023 municipal elections this November.

Running on a platform focused on protecting property values, supporting Greenwich schools and competent, compassionate governance with all residents in mind, Greenwich Democrats pledged to usher in an era of visionary, forward-looking leadership.

The candidates were endorsed unanimously at Greenwich Town Hall, pledging to usher in what they described in a release as “a critically-needed new era with a focus on protecting property values, investing in Greenwich schools to complete critical infrastructure projects, securing parking and green space in the face of congestion and climate change, and sound fiscal management that invests in the future of the town and its residents without burdening taxpayers.”

Leading the ticket is First Selectperson candidate Laura Erickson, a former banker and current Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) officeholder.

Along with incumbent Selectperson Janet Stone-McGuigan and the party’s six nominees for the BET, Erickson announced a vision for burnishing the quality of life and economic vitality that protect our property values.

“We need a new mindset to address our backlog of needs while respecting our tradition of low taxes,” Erickson said. “I am especially mindful of this when I consider our residents who may be on fixed incomes. And to families with children in our public schools, they are right to be worried when critical issues, and here I’m referring to collapsed ceilings, condemned structures and sewage in our classrooms, aren’t being addressed with the utmost urgency.”

Erickson is in her second term on the BET, currently serving on the BET Budget Committee. She is a past chair of the Board of Education and served on the Representative Town Meeting for over a decade on both the Finance and Health & Human Services Committees. She is a 30-year resident of Greenwich. Her three children attended Greenwich public schools from K-12. She is also a former PTA co-president at Greenwich High and Riverside School.

Professionally, Erickson was a commercial banker in the technology sector, and is a graduate of Middlebury College.

The six BET candidates, three of whom are incumbents, bring decades of banking and finance leadership to the table, as well as town government and volunteer experience. They are committed to leveraging smart municipal finance in the service of Greenwich taxpayers.

Full list of candidates:
First Selectperson
Laura Erickson
Janet Stone McGuigan (incumbent)
Town Clerk
Lucy von Brachel
Tax Collector
Joe Huley
Board of Estimation and Taxation
Leslie Moriarty (incumbent)
David Weisbrod (incumbent)
Stephen Selbst (incumbent)
Elliot Alchek
Matt DesChamps
Scott Kalb
Board Of Education
Karen Hirsh (incumbent)
Sophie Koven
Board of Assessment Appeals
Joe Huley (incumbent)
Bill Grad (incumbent)
Donnie Romeo (incumbent)
Dawn Fortunato (incumbent)

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The Greenwich Democratic Town Committee is the official organization in the Town of Greenwich, CT representing the Democratic Party. The Greenwich DTC is dedicated to electing Democrats at all levels of government. We play an integral role in recruiting and developing the Democratic leaders of tomorrow, and we’re committed to supporting and promoting Democratic values and ideals. The Greenwich DTC meets monthly, and meetings are open to all Democrats. Learn more: