Ridgefield, CT, January 12, 2020 – Ridgefield Board of Education (BOE) member Douglas Silver has submitted his letter of resignation to BOE Chair Margaret Stamatis and Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti, effective on January 21, 2020. Mr. Silver was first elected to BOE in November 2015, was re-elected in November 2017, and has served our town and our children with compassion and dedication. Ridgefield Democrats thank Mr. Silver for his considerable service and wish him well in all his other endeavors.
As the seat being vacated was elected to a four-year term ending in November 2021, and as Mr. Silver is a Democrat, Section 4-7 of Ridgefield’s Town Charter requires that BOE appoint a registered Democrat to fill the seat by February 20, 2020 (30 days from date of vacancy).
Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (DTC) requests that any Democrat registered in the Town of Ridgefield who may be interested in filling this seat, send a statement of interest and resume (or equivalent) to email@example.com, by January 24, 2020, so that DTC may interview potential candidates and send an endorsement to BOE for its consideration. Interested parties are advised that BOE will conduct its own official process, wholly separate and apart from the DTC’s process, and that DTC’s endorsement is advisory.