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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Top 6 Things to Know About the July 16, 2019 Republican Caucus in New Canaan

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Next Monthly Meeting, August 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the New Canaan Town Hall

The New Canaan Republican Town Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 PM on August 12 at Town Hall.  The RTC usually meets the second Monday of every month at Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public. Please join us.

RTC Announces Petitioning Candidates for Caucus

(New Canaan, CT, June 17, 2019)

The New Canaan Republican Town Committee (RTC) is pleased to announce, pursuant to the caucus call published on May 23, 2019, that New Canaan Republicans will be hold a caucus on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Main Gymnasium at the New Canaan High School. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Caucus begins at 6:30 p.m. Balloting will begin as close to 7:00 p.m. as possible, and balloting stops at 9:00 p.m. sharp. The caucus will endorse candidates for the following elective offices to be voted upon in the municipal election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

In accordance with the bylaws and rules of the RTC, the following named persons have filed timely petitions, duly signed by twenty-five (25) enrolled Republicans residing in New Canaan, seeking endorsement at the caucus as candidates for the following elective offices.
First Selectman (1 seat)
Kevin J. Moynihan, 330 Elm Street #6
Selectman (1 seat)
Nick Williams, 1194 Smith Ridge Road
Town Clerk (1 seat)
Claudia A. Weber, 523 Main Street
Town Treasurer (1 seat)
Andrew Brooks, 43 Park Place
Board of Education (3 seats)
Carl W. Gardiner, 38 Canoe Hill Road
Suzanne Harrison, 56 Brooks Road
Daniel LaGattuta, 78 Brooks Road
Bob Naughton, 14 Bob Hill Lane
Julie Reeves, 81 Rilling Ridge
Board of Assessment Appeals (2 seats)
David L. Hunt, 152 Butler Lane
Town Council (4 seats)
Cristina Aguirre-Ross, 300 Lost District Drive
Stephen J. Karl, 9 Whiffle Tree Lane
Michael J. Mauro, 148 Gerdes Road
Maria Naughton, 14 Bob Hill Lane

The RTC has nominated the following named persons to be candidates for endorsement for the following elective offices. Under RTC rules, constable candidates are nominated by the RTC, and they do not file petitions.
Constable (4 seats)
Arvind Bajaj, 149 Parish Road
Darren Bruno, 6 River Street
Mary Anne Mercogliano, 77 Grove Street
Gregory Pepe, 36 Fitch Lane

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The RTC Chairman is always looking for new volunteers for endorsement by the Committee to serve in appointed positions on various town boards and commissions, and also volunteers who may wish to serve as a member of the RTC. Email Pat Donovan at


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