RTM District 7 to hold special elections for new member

The RTM is big — 230 seats, size of the Portuguese parliament big — but  that doesn’t necessarily translate into high demand for positions within it. More than six months since election day, some seats still remain open. In that regard, District 7 Secretary Mary Jacobson has a request for new members to represent northern Central Greenwich:

“District 7 (North Center) of the Representative Town Meeting will elect a new member at a meeting to be held on Thursday, June 5 at 7:45 pm in the Hayton Room at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. The new member will be elected to fill an opening for the current term expiring January, 2016. District 7 stretches from the Post Road north to Pecksland Road and includes the Rock Ridge neighborhood and the south part of Lake Avenue. It reaches east to Old Church Road and west to Glenville Road. The polling place for District 7 residents is Greenwich High School. Candidates must be registered voters in District 7 of the Town of Greenwich. The RTM, which meets monthly from September through June, is the Town’s legislative body. Members run and serve on a non-partisan basis and are elected by the voters in the Town’s 12 voting districts. The 230 member body votes on the approval and funding of Town projects.

For more information on the District 7 election process and the responsibilities of RTM members, interested citizens should call Chairman Valerie Stauffer at 203-869-7451 or email at Stauftek@aol.com.”

Justin Pottle