Candidate Statement: Deborah McFadden

Deborah McFadden, Democrat,
First Selectman

Much has been said about the importance of experience in determining the best candidate for first selectman. I agree.
As first selectman — benefiting from the depth and breadth of my municipal experience working for two mayors of Salt Lake City, as a volunteer in local organizations, and now as a member of Wilton’s Board of Selectmen — I will draw on the judgment and wisdom of Wilton’s numerous boards and commissions, our extraordinary group of professional employees, local businesses that are vital to ensuring the financial health of our community, and other state and local officials beyond our own borders.
As first selectman — in setting priorities, establishing new initiatives, and working every day to ensure the fiscal health of our town — I promise that I will listen, transparency will be fundamental to our decision-making process, and that each resident will be encouraged to participate.
As first selectman I will protect, preserve and nurture those distinctive qualities that make Wilton special: our strong family values, our historic heritage, our exemplary schools, a sense of community that draws all of us together, and a commitment to help our seniors stay in the community that owes them so much.
More than anything, the role of first selectman is about leadership and vision. How that leadership is exercised is fundamental to achieving results we all desire. Effective leadership happens when all voices are heard. Please let us hear yours on Nov. 3.