Visit us at Kimberly Norton’s campaign headquarters at 114 Main Street.
Kimberly Norton is a current member of the Town Council and has been at the forefront of every important issue facing our town — from affordable housing to cell coverage solutions. She is running for First Selectman because she wants to restore trust in New Canaan’s leadership, and ensure that residents have a say in town decisions that affect their neighborhoods, schools and community.
Kimberly was instrumental in creating the first ever Affordable Housing Committee and advocated for more resident input. She remains committed to an affordable housing strategy that prioritizes residents’ enjoyment of their property and our town’s New England charm, while meeting the state’s 8-30g demands.
Since her election to the Town Council, she has challenged proposals for the West School cell tower, and advocated for carrier neutral and small-cell solutions, as needed, in order to preserve our neighborhoods. She was among the first elected officials to call for reinstating the Utilities Commission (UC) and fought to have the newly-formed UC expanded to include more residents.
A fiscal conservative, Kimberly is committed to examining town spending, in partnership with the Board of Finance, to keep our mill rate and debt per capita ratio down, while simultaneously maintaining New Canaan’s desirability for new families.
As a lover of historic architecture, Kimberly will work to keep our heritage intact and strive to develop public-private partnerships to offset the cost of preservation when opportunities arise.
Kimberly is a mom of four children — all of whom have graduated from or currently attend New Canaan Public Schools. She understands how important it is to feel comfortable sending your children to school and will strongly support the Board of Education to make sure we have the best measures in place for school safety.
She attended Connecticut College and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fordham University, where she was a Presidential Scholar. Kimberly is a former small-business owner, having owned a clinical psychology practice for many years in New York City. She has also worked as a forensic psychologist with the New York City Police Department and has extensive experience partnering with first-responders and government agencies.
Since moving to New Canaan more than 15 years ago, she has been active in public advocacy. In 2015, she worked with local police, fire and public works departments to relaunch the Slow Down in Our Town campaign to encourage more careful driving. In 2017, she led the passage of Connecticut’s first and only student data privacy act, which protects student data in all towns across the state.
She has been married to Bill for 27 years, and is a parishioner at St. Aloysius. Kimberly is also an engaged volunteer with Service League of Boys, National Charity League, and New Canaan High School. She plays tennis and pickleball at Mead Park, is an avid runner, and enjoys pilates.
To learn more about Kimberly:
- Follow her campaign on Instagram and Facebook: @kimberlynortonfor1stselectman
- Visit her downtown headquarters for upcoming “Coffees with Kimberly” every Thursday
- Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org