Weston Democrats endorse Spaulding and Gordon for Board of Selectmen

Chris Spaulding and Brian Gordon have been endorsed for first selectman and selectman by the Weston Democratic Town Committee. — Barbara Reynolds photo

Chris Spaulding and Brian Gordon have been endorsed for first selectman and selectman by the Weston Democratic Town Committee. — Barbara Reynolds photo

Selectman Chris Spaulding and political newcomer Brian Gordon have received the endorsement of the Weston Democratic Town Committee for the town’s top slots in the municipal election in November.  

At the committee’s meeting on Wednesday, Spaulding, who is currently completing his first term as a selectman, was unanimously endorsed for first selectman, the town’s top elected official. Businessman Brian Gordon was endorsed for selectman, Spaulding’s current post.

“Chris and Brian bring exceptional experience and a fresh perspective to town government,” said Fran Goldstein, Chairman of the DTC, “and by working together and across party lines and listening to all members of our community, they know how to find common ground to move Weston forward into the future.”

After the meeting, Spaulding said, “The last two years have been some of the most challenging and rewarding of my life. I have met and worked with many remarkable people in town including town employees and board and commission members as well as countless residents.”

The accomplishments he is most proud of are recruiting and hiring Weston’s new town administrator; delivering responsible budgets during challenging times; and filling in to help manage the town’s daily operations during the absence of the first selectman.

“After many years serving the town in various capacities, I would like to continue to serve and support all of Weston in an increased capacity as first selectman so that together we can work to ensure that Weston continues to be a prime destination for new residents and a lifelong home for others,” he said.

Brian Gordon

Selectman candidate Brian Gordon grew up in Westport and moved to Weston four years ago. He owns his own strategic consulting business and works from home.

“I’m running to give back to a town that I truly love,” he said, “Weston is unique on many levels and that is why my family chose to move here from Westport. My style is straightforward: to lead while listening, keep an open mind, communicate effectively and work well with others to accomplish shared goals.”

He said his decision to run for public office was an “easy one.”

“I am excited to be running with Chris. His knowledge of key issues and experience makes him the ideal person to lead with. The bottom line is that Weston needs to be more attractive to current and future residents by maintaining a fiscally-conservative eye and staying true to our Weston roots while being open to all ideas. Being a selectman will allow me to use my leadership and management skills to serve our community.”

Official party nominations will be announced after Democrats and Republicans hold party caucuses this summer. Last week, the Republican Town Committee endorsed incumbent Nina Daniel for first selectman and Stephan Grozinger for selectman.

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