Ken Dartley named Wilton selectman

Ken Dartley is Wilton's newest selectman. At the Board of Selectmen meeting on Sept. 21, the Republican was named to fill the seat left vacant by Jim Saxe, who submitted his resignation on Sept. 8.

Dartley was interviewed for the position before the meeting began and his nomination was approved by a vote of 3-1. Voting for him were First Selectman Bill Brennan and selectmen Deborah McFadden and Michael Kaelin. Voting against was Democrat Dick Dubow, who said he did so because Dartley had signed the Sensible Wilton petition calling for a revote of the Miller-Driscoll School renovation project referendum. Dartley is not a member of Sensible Wilton.

Dartley has been active in community affairs. He was a member of the board of directors that brought Wilton Commons affordable senior housing to reality, a co-founder of Stay at Home in Wilton, founder of Kick for Nick, and was part of the committee that established the Veterans Memorial Green.

In addition, Dartley is a long-standing member of the Republican Town Committee.

Editor's Note: This article was corrected to reflect Dartley's signing of the Sensible Wilton petition calling for a revote, not in opposition of the referendum as was previously stated.