Democrats will honor Young-Kleinfeld and Dubow at breakfast

The Wilton Democratic Town Committee (DTC) will honor Carole Young-Kleinfeld and Dick Dubow at its annual breakfast Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 11, at Trackside on Station Road.

Young-Kleinfeld will be awarded Outstanding Democrat and Dubow will be honored for a Lifetime Achievement of service to the community. Also that morning, keynote speaker Dr. Gary Rose, professor and chair of the Department of Government, Politics and Global Studies at Sacred Heart University, will provide insight regarding the upcoming presidential election: Haywire: The Politics of the 2016 Presidential Contest.

The event is open to the public with early bird tickets at $30 ($40 at the door) for adults and $5 for all those 18 years or younger. Advance payment may be made at or by sending a check payable to the Wilton DTC, to Wilton DTC, P.O. Box 103, Wilton, CT 06897.  

Of Wilton’s Democratic registrar of voters, DTC chair Deborah McFadden said in a press release, “Carole has shared her considerable talents, not only for Wilton but also for the state of Connecticut, in the critical area of voting rights and standards with discernment and excellence.

“Dick has demonstrated his commitment to our community for decades with sound judgment and integrity,” she continued. “I was proud to serve with him on the Board of Selectmen where I witnessed his impact and dedication first-hand.”

For the past eight years Young-Kleinfeld has, with her Republican counterpart Tina Gardner, administered all elections for the Wilton, hiring and supervising elections officials, maintaining Wilton’s registration data base, leading workshops for statewide registers, and monitoring elections legislation. As vice-chair of the Connecticut Registrars Certification Committee, she developed the first statewide certification program for registrars of voters in consultation with the secretary of the state. She is also a statewide trainer of elections moderators.

For nearly four decades Dick Dubow has the distinction of having served Wilton in key positions for two terms on the Board of Education and two terms on the Board of Finance, as well as serving as its chair. He is now serving his second term on the Board of Selectmen.