VOTE 2021: Candidates vie for Darien’s open first selectman seat

Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced this summer she would not be seeking a sixth term – paving the way for two newcomers with some proven experience in the town.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2021, 9:50 PM

Updated 932 days ago

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Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced this summer she would not be seeking a sixth term – paving the way for two newcomers with some proven experience in the town.
Democratic candidate Tara Ochman has been on the Darien Board of Education and chaired the Board for several years. She says she wants to focus on local business, downtown development and infrastructure.
"I do think I bring the leadership and experience to put a vision in place…” says Ochman. “I think we're really on the precipice of deciding which way to turn." 
Republican candidate Monica McNally has been on the Representative Town Meeting and chaired the RTM Public Works Committee.
She's currently a member of the town's Board of Selectmen and says flooding is a key issue the town is facing.
Both candidates say they plan to ease the burden on taxpayers.
McNally will be at The Goose on the Post Road Tuesday night to watch the results. Ochman will be at nearby Louie's.
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