Board of Education Vacancy

The Mansfield Democratic Town Committee is seeking a qualified individual to fill a vacancy on an important elected board.

As a result of a recent resignation, there is a vacancy on the Mansfield K-8 Board of Education.

According to the town charter, vacancies must be filled by a member of the same political party that vacated the seat, in this case, a Democrat.The Mansfield Democratic Town Committee will recommend someone to be appointed to fill this vacancy until the next election, in the fall of 2015.

All registered Democrats in Mansfield who have an interest in serving their community and feel they would bring a valuable perspective to the Board of Education should contact the DTC. You are encouraged to do so, or forward this communication to interested Democrats.

For further information, contact either the chair of the Nominating Committee, Jim Mark at 429-4625 or the chair of the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee, Toni Moran, 860-429-0798.

The Nominating Committee will interview interested candidates on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm in Conference Room B Mansfield Town Hall.  Please call first to schedule your interview.

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Mansfield DTC Elects New Officers

At the May 29th meeting, the Mansfield DTC reluctantly accepted the resignation of Mark LaPlaca as chairperson and elected Toni Moran to fill the remainder of the term.

Toni had previously served as Vice-Chair and Secretary of the DTC and was elected unanimously. She also is a member of the Mansfield Town Council. In addition, she serves as chair of the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.

At the same meeting, the DTC elected Ben  Shaiken to fill the post of Vice-Chair and Jim LoMonaco as Secretary. Greg Lewis continues in the role of Treasurer.

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New Democratic Town Committee

The Mansfield Democratic Town Committee will elect a new DTC at a caucus on January 14th at 8pm at the Audrey Beck Municipal Building (Town Hall) in Council Chambers.

The Mansfield DTC consists of 55 Democrats who are elected to two year terms. The current terms end the first week of March 2014. However, a new DTC must be elected at this caucus.

Duties of members of the DTC include: 

  • Recommending candidates for all municipal offices.
  • Recommending delegates to nominating conventions for statewide and federal elected offices.
  • Recommending replacements to fill any vacancies in municipal offices.
  • Electing 10 Democratic Justices of the Peace
  • Working hard to elect Democratic candidates at all levels
  • Actively promoting Democratic values

The  Nominating Committee is holding hearings for prospective new members of the DTC on the Monday, January 6th and Thursday, January 9th at Town Hall beginning at 6:30 pm in Conference Room B.

All registered Democrats in Mansfield who have an interest in serving their community, including those who have never served before, may present themselves at these times. However, because only one candidate can be interviewed at a time, you should contact one of the names below to schedule a time, if possible.

For further information, contact either the chair of the Nominating Committee, Jim Mark at 860-429-4625 or the chair of the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee, Mark LaPlaca at 860-315-2868.

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