A Brookfield Party Endorses Municipal Candidates

The following press release was issued by the newly formed A Brookfield Party.

In addition to our own slate appearing on ballot Row C, A Brookfield Party (ABP) has selected other municipal candidates to recommend to Brookfield’s voters. Selected by our Endorsements Committee, these individuals were chosen because of their commitment to:

  • Promote fiscal conservatism in the services supported by Brookfield property taxes — exercising due diligence and discernment in prioritizing necessities over niceties in the policies they develop and in the decisions they make;
  • Be free of special interest influence;
  • Work to perpetuate Brookfield’s strong culture and history of volunteerism; and
  • Conduct their public service responsibilities with the highest degree of integrity and sensitivity for their fellow citizens.

A Brookfield Party endorsements are:




First Selectman

Steve O’Reilly (R)



George Walker (R)


Town Clerk

Joan Locke (R)


Town Treasurer

Fredrick E. Stoll (Petitioning)


Board of Finance

Robin Appleby (R)


Board of Finance

Phil Kurtz (R)


Board of Education

Pamela Kurtz (ABP)


Board of Education

Chris Delia (R)


Board of Education

Stanley C. Parker (R)


Board of Education

Harry Shaker (R)


Board of Assessment Appeals

Robert Huttemann (ABP)


Planning Commission

David Frankel (R)


Planning Commission

Linda Taylor (ABP)


Zoning Commission

Richard Horree (ABP)


Zoning Commission

Matthew J. Grimes, Jr. (R)


Zoning Board of Appeals

Martin E. Flynn, Jr. (R)


Zoning Board of Appeals

Rose DeMarco (ABP)


Loving Mom October 28, 2011 at 10:40 AM
Aren't there a total of 5 openings for the Board of Ed? 4 for 4-year terms and 1 2-year term?
Rob Gianazza October 28, 2011 at 01:11 PM
You are correct. Mr. DiSpephan and Mrs. Miller will be continuing the next two years of their four year terms. Mr. Fenton, Mr. Gianazza and Mr. Shaker have all completed their terms. Mr. Shaker is seeking re-election. Mr. Katz and Mr. Qureshi were both appointed to the Board of Education. Mr. Katz is seeking to be elected.
Loving Mom October 28, 2011 at 01:30 PM
So is there a 5th candidate A Brookfield Party is endorsing for BOE?
BobCat October 28, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Rob - sorry to see you are not running for reelection. Thank you for your service and please stay active on the Patch. You are clearly a voice of reason.
Brian Boodry October 28, 2011 at 05:27 PM
Let the Book Banning Begin !
Drew Turkenkopf October 28, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Zone for our friends. !!! Zone housing developments over bad water!!
Michael G October 28, 2011 at 08:40 PM
I would like to better understand why ABP is not endorsing their own candidate for Board of Finance and also why most of their candidates opted not to write a paragraph about their positions and why they wish to be elected. In an election process as important as the one we are in, it would seem to be paramount for a candidate to express their views and have defined platforms behind their candidacy. I would also like to understand why a nonpartisan party seems awfully partisan in their endorsements.
Rob Gianazza October 28, 2011 at 10:28 PM
I'm looking forwrd to those answers too! Thanks for asking them.
Catherine Malek November 06, 2011 at 04:50 AM
Why is the ABP endorsing these candidates? Gee, let me guess ... could it be because they're … Republican? I think the "non-partisan" APB should have named themselves ABRP - Another Brookfield Republican Party!


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