Message From the Chairman


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 into what it is today.

Our Republican leadership in New Canaan has continued to maintain low taxes and fight for local control while providing one of the best school systems in Connecticut and supporting our seniors.

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

Chris Wilson, 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 Chris Wilson at

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Gene Goodman, Treasurer,
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New Canaan, CT 06840

Next Monthly Meeting, Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM at the New Canaan Town Hall

The New Canaan Republican Town Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 26. The RTC will be meeting this month in the Board Room in the New Canaan Town Hall. The meeting is open to all registered New Canaan Republicans. 

NC RTC Caucus, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:30 PM in the Wagner Room at the New Canaan High School

UPDATE: NCHS is closed due to snow

The New Canaan Republican Town Committee will hold its bi-annual caucus to select its members for the March 2024-March 2026 term. The caucus will take place at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 16  in the Wagner Room at the New Canaan High School.  Twenty four candidates will be competing for twenty three positions.  This event is open to all registered New Canaan Republicans. 




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 16, 2024 in the Wagner Room of the New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Rd, 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 2024 to March 2026 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 29, 2023 petition deadline. Party Rules exclude all other forms of nomination.


The following twenty-four (24) Republicans, registered and residing in New Canaan, Connecticut, have filed timely petitions of candidacy signed by at least twenty-five (25) Republican electors.


Cristina Aguirre-Ross             300 Lost District Dr

Jonathan Cheng                      226 Buttery Rd

Samantha Davids                    262 Lukes Wood Rd

Francesca Donafrio                 571 Cheese Spring Rd

Jeff Ferris                                29 Pequot Lane

Gene Goodman                       327 Old Norwalk Rd

Jake Granito                            99 Woodridge Drive

Matt Guadagno                       108 Gerdes Rd

Jill Guzzetti                             29 Myanos Rd

Melany Hearne                       82 Arrowhead Trail

Bill Heyn                                197 Bridle Path Rd

Carras Holmstead                   45 Lukes Wood Rd

John Kriz                                1370 Ponus Ridge

Dan Lagattuta                         78 Brooks Rd

Robert Mantilia                       115 Putnam Rd

Joe Miller                                792 N. Wilton Rd

James O’Hora                          382 White Oak Shade Rd

Sandra Rose                            20 Prospect Place

Jan Schaefer                            581 Laurel Rd

Brittney Singer                       296 Main Street

Kate Sylvester                         960 Silvermine Rd

Jeremy Thompson                  6 Ledge Rd

Chris Wilson                           176 Michigan Rd

James Yao                               136 Weed Street


Party Rules state that the RTC shall consist of no more than twenty (23) members. 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.

Congratulations to Our 2023 Local Republican Slate

New Canaan Republic candidates won all the seats in which they were allowed to compete:

First Selectman – Dionna Carlson

Selectman – Steve Karl

Town Clerk – Claudia Weber

Treasurer – Andrew Brooks

Town Council –  Cristina Aguirre-Ross, Michael Mauro,, Maria Naughton, and Eric Thunem

Board of Education – Hugo Alves, Matt Campbell, Lara Kelly, and Matt Wexler

Constables – Francisco Alberto Gonazlez, Jill Guzzetti, Bob Naughton, and Greg Pepe,

Board of Assessment Appeals – Tony Calanca and Kevin McIntosh