Richard Townsend, Town Council

Rich Townsend was trained as an engineer, went to Stanford business school, served as a large company’s CFO, and spent 30-years raising his family in New Canaan.

· On town council, Rich is focused on protecting our property values through strong schools, commuter convenience, and fiscal discipline.

· When asked if he advocates a zero percent budget increase, Rich said that, “I would start with -5%”. He demands tight budgets that focus on what matters most.

· Rich wants to listen and learn; please contact him at and follow him at