Democrats have chosen delegates to the 2016 Democratic State Central Committee from the 26th Senate District, encompassing parts of Wilton, Weston, Westport, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Redding and Bethel.

Some 30 delegates meeting at Wilton Town Hall elected former Wilton Selectman Ted Hoffstatter as state central committeeman and former Weston Democratic Committee Chair Barbara Reynolds as state central committeewoman. Both are returning committee members.

The delegates also elected representatives to three committees at the May 7 Democratic Convention:


  • Credentials: Wilton Democratic Town Committee Secretary, Maryli Secrest.

  • Rules and Resolutions Committee: New Canaan Democratic Town Committee Member Ellen Kiernan.

  • Permanent Organization Committee: Weston Democratic Town Committee Chair Fran Goldstein.


In his acceptance, Hoffstatter stressed the importance of this year’s election and urged Democrats to work for both state and national candidates.

“We have such a huge opportunity this year to prove who is the party of sanity,” he said.