Dan Smolnik for the 107th
On May 20, Democrats from Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury unanimously endorsed Dan Smolnik as their candidate to run for office as the State Representative for the 107th District.
“We have accepted the challenge of bringing opportunity to the 107th Assembly District, Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury,” says Smolnik. “The people here deserve to be heard by their government, and they deserve a representative who will be available and responsive. I am here to advocate for everyone in our district. to make a difference. From our schools to our families. From our taxes to our health and safety. I’m committed to being visible and present – through the campaign, but more importantly when elected. There’s much to do. I look forward to continued discussion with the people of our district.”
“We thank Dan for stepping up and for his willingness to work for our community and our neighboring towns,” says Brookfield DTC chair Ray DiStephan.” Our district is fortunate to have an energetic advocate who is committed to listening, responding to concerns, and advocating for all.”
You can learn more about Dan’s campaign at smolnik2014.com.
Brookfield DTC Proposes Alternative Budget
The Brookfield Democratic Town Committee proposes an alternate budget for consideration by the Board of Finance as well as residents. Since there is no Democratic representation on the Board of Finance, we wanted the town to see what is possible. Read our proposal. _________________________________________________________________________
Democratic Response to the State of the Town
On Thursday, February 6, First Selectman Bill Tinsley delivered his State of the Town address. Here is our response. Please watch and share.
The Brookfield Democratic Town Committee joins the Danbury News Times in its request that First Selectman, William Tinsley, release all information and documents related to any ethics complaints filed against him. Read more.
Brookfield Democratic Town Committee Elects New Slate, Leadership The Brookfield Democratic Town Committee held its caucus and elected a new slate as well as new leaders on Thursday, January 9. The slate consists of 25 members, 9 of whom are newly appointed. In addition to the appointment of 9 new slate members, existing members also elected Ray DiStephan as the new Chair of the BDTC. Click here to read more.
Brookfield Democrats Call on Mr. Tinsley to Resign In November, Brookfield’s voters were shocked to discover, within days of the election, that William Tinsley, who won the Town’s highest office by a narrow margin, had withheld the fact that he faced charges of embezzlement and petit larceny in Vermont. The acceptance of his nolo contendere plea by the Vermont court to the charge of petit larceny is recorded as “Judgment of Guilty entered by Judge Karen R. Carroll on dispute 2.” Click here to read more.
Veterans’ Affairs Initiative
The Brookfield DTC has established a Veterans’ Affairs Committee to be chaired by new member Michael Zacchea. Mike is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in Somalia, Haiti, and Iraq and has a state and national reputation in advocacy for veterans. Mike remarked that “Brookfield has over 800 veterans and their contributions and capabilities are and should be recognized as a great asset to our community.” Click here to read more. And let us know if you’d like to get involved.