Bridgewater GOP sets its slate
Bridgewater Republicans unanimously support the recent endorsement of candidates for four major boards and commissions.
More than 50 people attended the July 28 caucus at Burnham Library.
In the nominations committee’s report to the caucus, it was noted priority was given to incumbents of all parties who were serving effectively, and to new candidates whose qualifications met the specialized needs of the Board of Finance, Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Assessment Appeals.
In an off year for election of first selectman, the GOP caucus endorsed Nancy Hawley, Jennifer Gattie and Lori Franklin as candidates for the Board of Finance.
Planning and Zoning veterans Leo Null and Laz Pinter were selected. Selectman Null’s more than 23 years of service were noted as a member or chairman of the commission.
Pinter, a deputy city attorney in Danbury, has served as a full member and alternate member of Planning and Zoning for almost 12 years.
Don Shail, an incumbent alternate member of the planning and zoning board, was endorsed for re-electon, and Michael Wellman, a business executive, was endorsed to run for the remaining alternate position.
Zoning Board of Appeals incumbents William MacGeorge and Walter Hatcher were endorsed for renomination and James McCallion, a professional assessor, was selected as candidate for a vacancy on the Board of Assessment Appeals.
David Hawley and Ned Bandler, co-chairmen of the Republican Town Committee, expressed appreciation to the candidates for their willingness to serve.