2015 Bolton Democrat of the Year

Honorees Barry Stearns and Robert Lessard listen as BDTC chair John Toomey reads a proclamation.

Honorees Barry Stearns and Robert Lessard listen as BDTC chair John Toomey reads a proclamation.

Congratulations to selectman Robert Lessard and Board of Finance member Barry Stearns, the 2015 Bolton Democrats of the Year.

Rep. Joe Courtney speaks at the annual Democrat of the Year banquet, Bolton, CT, September  21, 2015.

Rep. Joe Courtney speaks at the annual Democrat of the Year banquet, Bolton, CT, September 21, 2015.

Both men were honored at a ceremony Sunday attended by local Democrats (and several Republicans), including Selectmen Sandra Pierog and Gwen Marrion (and Republican Selectman Robert Neil), Board of Education member Christopher Davey, Planning and Zoning member Adam Teller, and candidates Richard Tuthill (BOS), Jason Norris (Board of Finance), and Mary Terhune (P&Z).

They were joined by U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, State Senator Steve Cassano, and Connecticut Democratic Party chair Nick Balletto.

BDTC chair John Toomey presented Bob and Barry with proclamations from various state officials and from Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal. Bob and Barry were honored for their many years of service to the Bolton community. Both men are retiring from public office at the end of this year.

State Senator Steve Cassano congratulates Barry Stearns.

State Senator Steve Cassano congratulates Barry Stearns.

State Senator Steve Cassano congratulates Robert Lessard.

State Senator Steve Cassano congratulates Robert Lessard.

Rep. Courtney, AG Jepsen, and state party chair Balletto join past and current recipients of the BDTC's Democrat of the Year award.

Rep. Courtney, AG Jepsen, and state party chair Balletto join past and current recipients of the BDTC’s Democrat of the Year award. (From L to R: Dominic Balletto Jr., Robert Lessard, Barry Stearns, Karen Bergin, Pat Morianos, George Jepsen, Joe Courtney, Steve Cassano, John Toomey)

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Candidates endorsed for November election

Bolton Democrats have endorsed the following slate of candidates for the 2015 municipal elections:
First Selectman: Gwen Marrion
Board of Selectmen: Sandra Pierog, Richard Tuthill
Board of Finance: Emily Bradley, Laurie Brooks, Jason Norris
Board of Education: Christopher Davey
Planning and Zoning Commission: Arlene Fiano, Adam Teller, Mary Terhune
Board of Assessment Appeals: Cheryl Udin
Zoning Board of Appeals: Joel Hoffman
Town Meeting Moderator: Adam Teller
We’ve assembled a great team for 2015, but we’ll need your help to get them elected! Please let us know if you’d like to help.
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Caucus date set

Bolton Democrats will caucus on July 23, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. at the Notch Road Municipal Center (Room 9) to nominate and vote on a slate of candidates for this November’s municipal elections. All registered Democrats in the town of Bolton are invited to attend and participate.

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Candidates Wanted!

We’re seeking candidates to run in this November’s municipal elections. If you’re interested in running for a seat, please contact us.

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Bolton Democrat of the Year

BOLTON DEMOCRAT OF THE YEAR

Toast & Roast

Karen M. Bergin

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Georgina’s Restaurant
In The Grecian Room
275 Boston Turnpike
U.S. Routes 6 & 44, Bolton, CT

Food and Refreshments
Begin at 12:00 Noon
$27.00 per person

RSVP by Sept. 15, 2014 – 860-721-8818

Please make checks payable to: BDTC.
Please mail a Political Contribution Form with your payment to:
John B. Toomey, Jr., 45 Hebron Rd, Bolton, CT 06043

Bolton Democratic Town Committee: John B. Toomey, Jr., Chairman; Sandra W. Pierog, Treasurer

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Summer update

As we head into summer, a few updates.

  1. The next town committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 3, 7:30 pm at the Notch Road Municipal Center.
  2. At the May meeting the committee voted to endorse Joe La Bella as the Democratic candidate for the Connecticut State House in the 55th District. If you’d like to make a donation to Joe’s campaign, here’s the contribution form to use: Joe La Bella 2014 Campaign Contribution Form.
  3. Mark your calendar’s now! The Bolton Democrat of the Year celebration is our main fundraising event of the year and will be held on September 21, 2014, at noon at Georgina’s. This year we will be honoring BDTC member and longtime chair of the Board of Education, Karen Bergin.
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Monthly meeting tonight

The BDTC’s regular monthly meeting is tonight, 7:30, at the Notch Road Municipal Center. We’ll be holding elections for party chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer tonight. Hope to see lots of Bolton Dems there!

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