State Rep. Kupchick eager to begin work as Fairfield's 2nd first selectwoman

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick is eager to begin work as Fairfield's second ever first selectwoman.

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2019, 5:53 PM

Updated 1,624 days ago


State Rep. Brenda Kupchick is eager to begin work as Fairfield's second ever elected first selectwoman.  
The republican state representative is a Fairfield native, and she won the election against Mike Tetreau, a Democrat, who held the position since 2011. 
She will be sworn in as the first selectwoman on Monday, Nov. 25 and per town charter, cannot serve as both a state representative and first selectwoman. She says she will send in an official letter of resignation as state representative prior to her term. A special election will be held for her seat. 
Kupchick is the second first selectwoman elected to the position in Fairfield's 380-year history.
Jacky Durrell was the first elected first selectwoman, serving from 1983 to 1993. 
Kupchick is a third generation Fairfield resident, and was married in 1985. She had a son in 1986 and started a small heating and cooling business with her husband, Peter Kupchick, in the early 1990s.
Kupchick says she'll have an open-door policy as first selectwoman.
She is the first republican to fulfill the role in almost two decades. 
“I'm going to lead bipartisan, I want to be the first selectwoman of everyone in Fairfield. Not just the Republicans, but the Democrats and unaffiliated,” Kupchick says. 
She vowes to restore the public trust amid the town's illegal dumping scandal.
She plans to work on economic development, stabilize taxes and make the town more affordable.
“We are Fairfield, we together make up the town of Fairfield, and we should all be working together because this is our town, right? This is our town.”

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