Statement on Alison Romkey

Last night the Connecticut State Police announced that Alison Romkey has been charged with misdemeanor offenses involving minors having access to alcohol. At this point there has been no trial or conviction, and we do not have all of the facts. Like anyone in our community, Alison is entitled to the benefit of doubt and is presumed innocent.

The Bolton Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) does not condone underage drinking or the serving of alcohol to minors.

Although we should all reserve judgment on Alison’s conduct until the court case is concluded, we do not believe that Alison can continue to serve effectively on the Board of Education pending that outcome. This morning we learned of Alison’s intent to submit a letter to the Bolton Town Clerk announcing her immediate resignation from the Board of Education. In the coming weeks, the BDTC will nominate a replacement for consideration by the remaining Board of Education members.

Alison is one of the most committed supporters of the Bolton community and, especially, its schools. She has served for six years on the Board of Education, has put in countless hours with the high school’s Project Graduation, and for years has devoted the winter months to running the annual variety show at Bolton Center School.

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