Boards/Commissions/Elected Officials Democratic Incumbents for November Municipal Elections
Assessment Appeals:  3 members     2 year term Jeff Gibson
Board of Education:  9 Members Eileen Baker

Karen Brodeur

Board of Finance:  7 members Bruce Carlson

One Dem. Position open (Barry O’Nell)

Harbor Management:  5 members Robert Soden
Parks and Recreation:  7 members Nancy Gatta

One Dem Position open (Steve Pernal)

Planning:  5 members Kathy Sugland
Planning:  to fill an unexpired term 2 year term  2023
Planning Alternates:* 3 2 year term:  elected at Nov. Annual Meeting
Police Commission:  7 members Renee Shippee

Chub Wilcox

Police Commission:  to fill an unexpired term OPEN  2 year term 2023
First Selectman OPEN
Selectmen Matt Pugliese
Tax Collector OPEN
Town Clerk OPEN
Treasurer  (part time position) OPEN
Zoning Board of Appeals:  5 members 1 Dem Alfred Wilcox, term expires in 2023
  ZBA:  Alternates* 3 2 year term:  elected at Nov. Annual Meeting
Zoning:  5 members 1 Dem:  Ann Marie Thorsen
  Zoning:  Alternates* 3 2 year term:  elected at Nov. Annual Meeting

NOTE: *Alternate position on the Land Use Boards (Planning, ZBA, and Zoning) are nominated but do not appear on the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election ballot.  Vote is taken at the Annual Town Meeting held on the 4th Monday of November:  November 22, 2021.


Dan Moran


Adam Boyd
Colin Heffernan
Carol Conklin
A. Donald Cooper
Ken Soudan
Neil McCrudden
  • Neil and wife Ethel have lived in Old Saybrook for 20 years
  • Retired Pharmacist – having graduated from Pharmacy School at U.R.I.
  • Served in U.S. Navy during WW II
  • Member of the Elderly Benefit Committee
  • Served on the Estuary Transit Board
  • Past member of the OSDTC
  • Active member of the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society
George Chang


John O'Brien
Alan Spargo
George Wall
Emilio Scamporino
Susan Esty
  • Park and Recreation Commission member for over 6 years
  • Integral to the successful restoration of Parks and Play Fields after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, including the Saybrook Point Miniature Golf facility
  • Worked on Appointment of the new Director of P&R, after retirement of Vicky Duffy
  • Serves on The Preserve Ad Hoc Committee
  • Strong believer in the value of Old Saybrook’s many natural resources for recreation.