Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport
Return to your home site

Menu

Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns

news

30 of 36 Westport RTM Members Running For Re-election

30 of the 36 members of the RTM are seeking re-election this fall.
30 of the 36 members of the RTM are seeking re-election this fall. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. – Thirty of the 36 members of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) plan to seek re-election this fall, according to Town Clerk Patricia Strauss.

Representation on the RTM, a non-partisan legislative body, is based on population from nine districts, four members from each district. Members are elected for two-year terms.

Districts 1, 2, 4 and 7 have all four incumbents running. The remaining five districts have openings. Districts 3, 5, 6 and 8 each have three incumbents running, and District 9 has two incumbents running.

Members not running for re-election are:

District 3 – Medha Thomas

District 5 – Paul Rossi

District 6 – Paul Lebowitz (who is running for Planning and Zoning Commission)

District 8 – Peter Knight

District 9 – Kate Boyle Kirby and Rick Weber

Currently, five petitions have been issued to persons interested in running as a petitioning candidate. To date, none of those petitions have been returned.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Westport residents to become involved in the workings of their Town. The non-partisan RTM plays a vital role in town government and its decision making function. I urge interested citizens to file a petition to be placed on the ballot,” said First Selectman Jim Marpe.

Residents interested in running for the RTM may obtain a petition at the Town Clerk’s office, located in Town Hall, room 105. Strauss noted that petitioners must gather 25 signatures from their district to qualify for placement on the Nov. 3 ballot. The deadline for returning a completed petition to the Town Clerk is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Click here for further information.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.