Honor the Dignity, Freedom, Ability,
and Responsibility of each Individual Citizen
Republican leadership responds effectively to the concerns
of Easton citizens. We welcome all citizens to participate
in town government, and we encourage openness, candor, and
creative thinking among all individuals, boards and commissions.
Hard-working and civic-minded citizens of divergent views
are the strength of our party and our Town. Objective argument
and spirited debate are the Easton Republican way.
Preserve Easton's Natural Beauty
and Rural Character
Easton is an oasis of green surrounded by the commercial development
of Fairfield County. Careful planning by Republican administrations
has made great strides toward preserving this unique environment
for generations to come. Republican leadership will continue
- Develop effective
and fair zoning regulations.
- Preserve town land as open space
with minimal local tax impact. (Republican administrations
have already preserved approximately 40% of Easton's land
as perpetual open space at no property tax expense to Easton
- Assure that Planning and Zoning
decisions have as their highest priority the long-term benefit
of the Town.
- Collaborate with local, state,
and federal agencies, as well as private groups to support
preservation and conservation.
- Support a Plan of Conservation
and Development that ensures the continued preservation
of Easton's rural character.
Strive for Educational Excellence
as Measured by National and International Norms
Easton Republicans are strong supporters of quality education.
We believe Easton students are among the best and brightest
in the world, and we want to prepare them to perform at world-class
levels. Republican leaders seek to:
- Maintain the highest
- Set ambitious academic goals and
require accountability in achieving them.
- Ensure that educational spending
directly benefits students.
- Pursue private and public funding
- Control the cost of administration
and employee benefits.
- Monitor school maintenance programs.
Value our Senior Citizens
Easton Republicans understand that senior citizens are essential
members of our community. It is the wisdom of their leadership
that has created the Easton we cherish today. We are resolved
- Initiate programs
to encourage senior citizens to remain in Easton.
- Support flexible and innovative
programs designed to assist those in financial or physical
- Continue the senior tax relief
program, considered one of the best in the State of Connecticut,
initiated by Easton Republicans in 1979.
Support Town Recreation
Easton Republicans affirm that recreation is an important
element in our community. We will:
- Support recreation
programs that achieve maximum benefit to the community.
- Maintain the quality of our recreational
Safeguard the Town's Financial
Easton Republicans advocate responsible management of the
Town's financial resources. Republican leadership seeks to:
- Maintain the Town's
credit rating at the highest level.
- Respect the taxpayer's ability
to fund expenditures.
- Ensure that all fiscal decisions
are financially responsible for the long and short term.
- Provide citizens with timely,
accurate budget information.
- Address revenue needs of the town
by ensuring open dialogue for ideas for low-impact, non-commercial
Adhere to a Strong Code of Ethics
We believe that ethical behavior constitutes the essential
foundation of good government, and it is the cornerstone of
Republican leadership. We strive to elect and appoint citizens
of exemplary character to positions in town government. We
appoint people to the Board of Ethics who are unbiased and
are not members of Political Action Committees or active in
partisan politics. We demand accountability, responsibility,
and integrity on all boards and commissions.