Message From the Chairman

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the New Canaan Republican Town Committee’s website. Our mission is to recruit and support qualified Republicans to serve in the best interest of all New Canaan residents. The New Canaan Republican Town Committee has been instrumental in identifying candidates who have helped shape our town to what it is today.

Despite the Democrat-led state government handing us two of the largest tax increases in Connecticut’s history, our Republican leadership in New Canaan has continued to maintain low taxes and provide one of the best school systems in Connecticut while supporting our seniors.

We have a track record of tremendous success, and we could not have achieved this success without our many volunteers. There are plenty of ways to volunteer and keep New Canaan a great place to raise a family and retire. Please let us know if you have an interest in serving on one of the town’s Boards or Commissions or supporting our Republican candidates who will represent New Canaan in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Patrick Donovan, Chair

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Next Monthly Meeting, January 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM Online

The New Canaan Republican Town Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 PM on January 11. The RTC usually meets the second Monday of every month at Town Hall but will be on Zoom until the pandemic subsides.

Message From New Canaan RTC Regarding Recent Events in DC

(January 8, 2021) Wednesday’s obscene mob attack on our nation’s Capitol building and attempt to thwart the Constitutional process was a despicable disgrace, as were the past year’s destructive attacks on other government buildings, fellow citizens, businesses and law enforcement. No one has the right to destroy property, commit acts of violence, or threaten anyone.

The New Canaan Republican Town Committee supports every American’s right to free speech, free assembly, and peaceful protest. However, we categorically condemn all acts of violence and property destruction and call for the prosecution of all its perpetrators.

The New Canaan RTC has always and will continue to support free and fair elections, which includes the right to legally challenge election outcomes through the Constitutional process as our Democrat brethren did in in 2000, 2004, and 2016. But if careful analysis shows that the election results would not change, members of both parties must accept the decision of America’s voters with grace and get to work on behalf of the American people. We congratulate President-elect Joe Biden, the members of the 117th Congress and celebrate what will be America’s 45th peaceful transfer of power.

It is up to us, as Connecticut Republicans, to be the party of ideas and to build coalitions that will lead to better solutions and a more prosperous future for the residents of our state and the nation we love. America is the oldest democratic republic on the face of the earth where we are blessed and united by a Constitution that has safeguarded our rights for 232 years. But our future is not guaranteed. The Constitution requires that every American do a better job defending each other’s rights – especially when we disagree.