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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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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Republican Caucus

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 at 7:30 P.M.

Notice is hereby given to all enrolled Republican electors that a Caucus will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the Town Meeting Room of the New Canaan Town Hall, 77 Main Street, New Canaan, Connecticut, for the purpose of voting to endorse candidates for membership on the New Canaan Republican Town Committee (RTC) for a two-year term of office from March 2020 to March 2022 and to act on such other matters as may properly come before the Caucus. All New Canaan registered Republicans are welcome to attend and vote to endorse candidates.

Pursuant to Party Rules, each candidate seeking endorsement by the Caucus must have filed a petition of candidacy signed by at least twenty-five (25) enrolled Republicans residing in New Canaan, Connecticut by the published December 13, 2019 deadline. Party Rules exclude all other forms of nomination.

The following fourteen (14) Republicans, registered and residing in New Canaan, Connecticut, have filed timely petitions of candidacy signed by at least twenty-five (25) enrolled Republicans.

Cristina Aguirre-Ross 300 Lost District Drive
Darren W. Bruno 6 River Street
Nicholas Claude Colabella 232 Greenley Road
Patrick F. Donovan 189 Brookwood Lane
Gene Goodman 327 Old Norwalk Road
John J. Kriz 1370 Ponus Ridge
Daniel A. LaGattuta 78 Brooks Road
Pavla K. Levin 74 Clapboard Hill Road
Mary Anne Mercogliano 77 Grove Street
James T. O’Hora 382 White Oak Shade Road
Janice E. Schaefer 581 Laurel Road
Anthony M. Sillo 691 Old Stamford Road
Maria Weingarten 115 Lone Tree Farm Road
E. Whitney Williams 1194 Smith Ridge Road

Party Rules state that the RTC shall consist of no more than twenty (20) members. Since the number of successful candidates is fewer than that number, the Caucus shall endorse the above-named candidates.

The Caucus Room will be open at 7:00 p.m. to allow time for the Registrar to verify the status of each enrolled Republican seeking to be part of the Caucus body.

Next Monthly Meeting, February 10, 2020 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 February 10 at Town Hall.  The RTC usually meets the second Monday of every month at Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

The RTC Congratulates Our Candidates 

Republicans have won all the seats in the local November 2019 election that they were eligible to win. We are pleased to congratulate the following winners.

First Selectman
Kevin J. Moynihan

Nick Williams

Town Clerk
Claudia A. Weber

Town Treasurer
Andrew Brooks

Town Council
Cristina Aguirre-Ross
Stephen J. Karl
Michael J. Mauro
Maria Naughton

Board of Education
Carl W. Gardiner
Bob Naughton
Julie Reeves

Board of Assessment Appeals
Jennifer Donovan
David L. Hunt

Arvind Bajaj
Darren Bruno
Mary Anne Mercogliano
Gregory Pepe