The Clinton Republican Town Committee (RTC) has announced its list of candidates for the November 8th election. Topping the slate is current Selectman, Carol Walter, who now is seeking the position of First Selectman. The candidates were selected at an RTC meeting held on July 21st at the Town Hall.
Carol Walter is a long time resident who currently serves on the Board of Selectman, has previously served on the Capital Expenditures Commission, the Economic Development Commission, Municipal Operations Committee, numerous Board of Education committees and as a volunteer running Clinton’s 1630 House welcoming visitors to the town. She has been a certified teacher who substituted in Clinton for many years, has worked at the Library and served as a tutor for homebound students. Carol and her husband, Bill, own and operate Bill Walter & Sons Septic Service. They have two adult sons, Dylan and Jason Walter.
Rounding out the slate for Board of Selectman are Kim Simoncini and John Giannotti. Mrs. Simoncini, a life long resident, is currently a Police Commissioner. She has also served as Vice Chair of Planning & Zoning, Registrar of Voters and as a member of the Capital Expenditures Commission. Kim and her husband, Stephen, are parents of one daughter. John Giannotti is another life long resident who has operated a business in Clinton for 23 years. This is his first foray into elective politics. John and his wife, Missy, are parents of two children.
For the Board of Education (BOE), the RTC has nominated Peter Giannotti, Phillip Williams, John Carbone and Barbara Webb. Mr. Giannotti, a life long Clinton resident, is an Attorney in private practice, a former Planning & Zoning Commission member and is married with two children. Mr. Williams currently serving on the BOE, is a 23-year Clinton resident and is President of Clinton-based Kenyon International, Inc. He is active in his church and is devoted to his wife Nancy of 33 years and their 3 sons. John Carbone is running to fill a vacancy on the BOE. Mr. Carbone, who previously served on the BOE, is a Sergeant with the Clinton Police Department and has lived in . Long time resident, Barbara Webb, currently serves on Clinton’s Conservation Commission, has also served as President of the Clinton Historical Society, on Clinton’s Board of Finance and for 25 years as School Lunch Director in Guilford and Madison.
The following is a complete list of Republican endorsed nominees for office in Clinton: