During its annual breakfast at Trackside Teen Center on Saturday, April 2, the Wilton Democratic Town Committee (DTC) bestowed its highest service awards on two long-time party standouts, Selectman Dick Dubow and Registrar of Voters Carole Young-Kleinfeld. In the process they got some heartening news about the 2016 Presidential race from one of the state’s most respected political experts.
Dubow won the Committee’s Lifetime Achievement Award for almost four decades of service to the town, including multiple terms on each of the town’s major boards — Selectmen, Finance and Education — and his leadership on building committees for the high school, Cider Mill Elementary School and, most recently, Miller-Driscoll Elementary.
Young-Kleinfeld received the Democrat of the Year Award for her non-partisan promotion of voter participation, including advocacy for online voting, simpler and more accessible registration for all voters and, lately, support of a more enhanced role in registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A former health official in New Hampshire, she was instrumental in that state’s adoption of infant and toddler car-seat legislation.