Meet the Board of Selectmen candidates in North Haven

Meet the Board of Selectmen candidates in North Haven

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The information was provided by Republican and Democratic town committees and the town clerk’s office. 

Board of Selectmen members are elected to a two-year term. The board sets public policy by overseeing town committees and boards, proposing and approving budgets and creating laws. 

The current board includes First Selectman Michael J. Freda, Second Selectman Timothy Doheny and Third Selectman Sally J. Buemi. Doheny is not seeking re-election after serving on the board for eight years.

Michael J. Freda (R) is the incumbent candidate for First Selectman. He also serves or has served on the executive board of the South Central Regional Council of Governments, the Workforce Alliance Board of Directors, the Council of Small towns executive board of directors, as the co-chair if the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail and CTFastrak Advisory Commerce and member of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.  

Running against Freda is Alan Sturtz (D), who served on the Board of Selectmen from 2011 to 2013 and as town clerk/tax collector from 2007 to 2009. He has been a member of the North Haven Lions Club since 2004 and is currently in his fourth term as president. Sturtz has been working in higher education administration in the field of Institutional Research and Planning for 40 years. He has been director of Institutional Research at Goodwin College since June 2007, after retiring from the Connecticut State University System as Director of Institutional Research and Planning, Emeritus.

Candidates who receives the most votes are elected to second and third selectmen. 

Running for these positions are incumbent Sally J. Buemi (D), serving her second term on the board. She also served on the Board of Finance from 1985 to 1989 and the Community Services Commission. She opened her law office in Montowese in 1985. William Pieper (R) has served as vice chairman of the Board of Finance since 2009. He’s vice president of Pentegra Retirement Services providing financial services including trust, investments, brokerage and retirement plans. Anthony Paul Fronte is an independent petitioning candidate.


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