WOODBURY – The Woodbury Democratic Town Committee has decided to support incumbent Bill Butterly for First Selectman in the upcoming municipal election.
In an email to Just Woodbury, Woodbury DTC chair Lesa Peters said the DTC recognizes that the town has made progress under the leadership of Butterly, who is running for a third term.
Butterly, who is unaffiliated, is running against Republican political outsider Kathleen M. Dowd.
The DTC did not nominate a candidate for First Selectman.
“Given the current uncertainty of State funding, this is not the year to take chances on unproven management,” Peters said. “Woodbury has budgeted soundly, to remain fiscally solvent despite anticipated funding cuts from the state.”
Peters said Butterly’s positive accomplishments include sound fiscal management with a stable tax rate, a healthy surplus fund, an Aa2 bond rating; $1 million each for road paving and new equipment; Woodbury Fall Festival and WOW activities; acquisition of the Aquarion property; renovations to the Library and the Historic Town Hall; funding for a new Hollow Park playground; and AIA/SDAT professional assessment at zero cost to the town.
The Woodbury DTC also endorsed the following Democrats: George Hale (Board of Selectmen), Richard Snider (Board of Assessment Appeals), Alex DeSorbo (Board of Finance), Robert Clarke (Zoning Commission), Mary Tyrrell (Inland Wetlands Agency), Ruth Melchiori (Planning Commission Alternate), Adam Goldberg (Zoning Board of Appeals), and Don Richards (Inland Wetlands Agency Alternate),
Polls are open at the Woodbury Senior Center Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.