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Weston's Weinstein Seeks 4th Term; Spaulding Joins Ticket As Running Mate

Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein will be seeking a fourth term and Chris Spaulding will be her running mate.
Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein will be seeking a fourth term and Chris Spaulding will be her running mate. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTON, Conn. -- Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein has announced she will seek a fourth term – her fifth on the Board of Selectmen.

Her running mate will be Chris Spaulding, who has served on the Conservation Commission, the Commission for Children and Youth and the Democratic Town Committee. He also worked on the strategic plan for Weston’s future created by planner Floyd Lapp.

“I’m very excited to be running for a fourth term as first selectman and want to continue to serve the community with continued focus on fiscal responsibility and a compassion to do what’s right,” Weinstein said.

“I’m especially pleased to bring Chris on board and I think it’s critical to have someone with a voice that represents that constituency on the Board of Selectman,” Weinstein added, noting that Spaulding has children in the Weston schools.

Spaulding has a background in statistical analysis and marketing, and he has his own personal and professional coaching firm, specializing in motivational and positive psychology.

He earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University. His wife, Sara, is on the Board of Education; they have two children. The Spauldings have lived in Weston for 11 years.

Weinstein has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook.

She is chairman of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Task Force for Children and Families, a board member of the Conference of Small Towns, treasurer of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments and vice chairman of the South Western Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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