[metaslider id=56970]Come Nov. 30, Wilton will have a new first selectman when Lynne Vanderslice will be sworn in, taking over from fellow Republican Bill Brennan, who is retiring after 10 years in office. Vanderslice defeated Democrat Deborah McFadden Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the first contested race for first selectman since Brennan took office. In Wilton\u2019s other contested race \u2014 for Board of Selectmen \u2014 Republican Mike Kaelin and Unaffiliated David Clune were the voters\u2019 choices, shutting out Democrats Brian Lilly and Gil Bray. This leaves Dick Dubow as the only Democratic selectman on the board. The overall results were: First Selectman Deborah McFadden (D) \u2014 1,384 Lynn Vanderslice (R) \u2014 2,937 Board of Selectmen Brian Lilly (D) \u2014 1,307 Gilmore Bray (D) \u2014 1,177 Mike Kaelin (R) \u2014 2,779 David K. Clune (U) \u2014 2,077 Board of Finance John Kalamarides (D) \u2014 2,549 Walter Kress (R) \u2014 3,141 Peter Balderston (R) \u2014 3,128 Board of Education Laura Schwemm (D) \u2014 2,565 Christine Finkelstein (R) \u2014 3,236 Lory Rothstein (R) \u2014 3,086 Board of Assessment Appeals Charlie Lewis (D) \u2014 2,486 Donald Drummond (R) \u2014 3,188 Planning and Zoning Commission Keith Rodgerson (D) \u2014 2,435 Scott Lawrence (R) \u2014 3,033 Lori Bufano (R) \u2014 3,055 Karin Venditti (R) \u2014 3,024 Zoning Board of Appeals Joshua Cole (R) \u2014 2,988 Gary Battaglia (R) \u2014 3,012 Libby Bufano (R) \u2014 2,999 Andrea Preston (R) \u2014 3,038 Kenny Rhodes (R) \u2014 3,026 Tracy Serpa (R) \u2014 3,047 Constables John Gardiner (D) \u2014 1,561 Bo Mitchell (D) \u2014 1,464 Richard Ziegler (R) \u2014 2,477 Christopher Dubrowski (R) \u2014 2,555 Christopher Gardner (R) \u2014 2,537 A total of 4,372 ballots were cast, for a turnout of 38.7% Under the Zoning Board of Appeals, Joshua Cole, Gary Battaglia and Libby Bufano ran for a full term. Andrea Preston ran to fill a vacancy of two years. Kenny Rhodes ran for a full term as an alternate while Tracy Serpa ran to fill a two-year vacancy as an alternate.Post election\u201cI\u2019m very happy tonight,\u201d Vanderslice told The Bulletin at Trackside, where the Republican Town Committee was having a post-election celebration. \u201cI had a great opportunity to talk to so many voters. Today was just a great day. There were\u00a0so many families and kids \u2014 \u00a0it was really kind of a festive atmosphere at the polls, I felt. I think it was a really good day for Wilton and I\u2019m happy with the results. \u201cDeb and I, I felt, had a really clean campaign and I appreciate that and I thank Deb for that, and I\u2019m just really anxious to get to work.\u201d Vanderslice, who is now vice chair of the Board of Finance, will have her last finance meeting on Nov. 17. Over at Old Town Hall where the Democrats gathered, McFadden thanked her supporters. \u201cWe did something historic here,\u201d she told them. It\u2019s been 40 years since we\u2019ve held the seat of first selectman. We did something really historic today: we ran a competitive race. Many of the people in the Republican Party came to me and said that they were just really stunned with the caliber of race we ran, and that was because of all the people in this room. \u201cOne of the things we really accomplished was voter turnout,\u201d she added. \u201cI don\u2019t know what it is yet, but it\u2019s higher than it\u2019s been in a long time, and that\u2019s great, and there wasn\u2019t even beer on the ballot,\u201d she said, jokingly referring to the 2009 election when voters approved package stores in Wilton. The turnout that year was 39%. \u201cWe\u2019ve elevated the whole conversation about what\u2019s going on in Wilton,\u201d she continued. \u201cWe actually had dialogue about what the issues are, and that hasn\u2019t happened in a while, because you would go to the polling place, and you would walk in, there would be one name, and what\u2019s the point? So people didn\u2019t vote; people didn\u2019t discuss the issues, but we changed that. We got people to engage. People know more about their government now, and how it works, and what the issues are, because we talked about it.\u201d Reached by phone, Clune said, \u201cI would like to thank my wife, Robin for her help in being very supportive in this process. Running as an unaffiliated candidate, I needed the support of both affiliated and unaffiliated voters. I want to thank everyone for their support. \u201cAs I have said before, I want to contribute to the process of shaping Wilton\u2019s future, and am pleased that I will be in a position to be part of that process. I think it is very exciting that I was able to join as an unaffiliated candidate, and am hopeful that others will be encouraged to be involved in Wilton\u2019s many boards, commissions, and other volunteer positions. I\u2019m looking forward to working with Lynne, Michael, Dick Dubow and Ken Dartley. I have also enjoyed getting to know Deb, Gil and Brian, and hope that they will continue to stay involved.\u201d Kaelin said he was gratified by the results. \u201cI look forward to working with everyone who was elected tonight. The voters placed their trust and confidence in us and we will not disappoint them. \u201cWe also will work hard to include many of the people who were not elected tonight, especially Deb McFadden,\u201d he said. \u201cDeb McFadden is a great public servant and a great person, and she did a great service to the town in presenting her ideas and giving the voters a meaningful choice, as did all of the candidates in contested races. \u201cAs I said during the campaign, together we are going to continue to make Wilton a great place to live and work. I look forward to getting started tomorrow.\u201d Kendra Baker and Hayden Turek contributed to this story. This story replaces an earlier story with preliminary election results.