Lori Bufano endorsed for selectman

Lori Bufano was endorsed by the Wilton Republican Town Committee on Jan. 12 to fill the seat on the Board of Selectmen left vacant when Ken Dartley resigned in November 2015.

Bufano, who currently serves on the Planning and Zoning Commission and was recently voted its vice chairman, received a majority vote by committee members who attended the Jan. 12 meeting in the Town Hall Annex.

“Lori has a terrific record of public service,” said Committee Chair Al Alper, “and her participation on the Board of Selectmen will add a welcome and alternative viewpoint that will help make that board more robust and reflective of the community.”

Bufano will be interviewed at the Board of Selectmen's Jan. 19 meeting. If she is appointed, she will have to resign from the Planning and Zoning Commission, per the Wilton Town Charter, which forbids simultaneous service on multiple elected boards.

According to Bufano’s LinkedIn page, she is currently employed by Yale New Haven Health System, where she has worked in supply chain management as a procurement coordinator for the last five years. Before that, she logged 28 years as an account manager at Stamford-based pharmacy Cardinal Health.

Bufano graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor of arts, and from the University of New Haven with a master of business administration.

In Wilton, where she has been a resident since 1974, Bufano, in addition to her service on the Planning and Zoning Commission, also served on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

She ran an uncontested race to renew her term on on the commission in the 2015 municipal election, and is currently one and a half months into the new term.