SOUTHBURY — Rich Boritz, secretary of the Southbury Democratic Town Committee and president of the Heritage Village Democratic Club, announced his candidacy for first selectman at the DTC’s Monday, June 17, meeting.
“I have dedicated my life to family, to my teaching and military careers and to public service,” he said.
“These experiences have helped me develop into the effective leader that I am today.
“My abilities to listen and learn, to influence individuals, guide small teams and lead large organizations make me uniquely qualified to serve as Southbury’s first selectman.”
Before moving to Southbury Mr. Boritz lived with his wife and family in Newtown for 18 years and learned how to contribute to the success of larger group missions.
He served in the Army National Guard for 22 years.
He declared that his volunteer service in Southbury has opened his eyes to the current and future needs of the town.
“I intend to engage and to empower individuals to take on challenges, priortize goals and ensure that these goals are known and understood,” he explained.
“I will coordinate the efforts of town departments with boards and commissions to improve government efficiency. With an eye on fiscal responsibility, I will work to promote an inviting business climate that attracts residents and businesses to Southbury.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and having lived and worked in Connecticut for most of his life, Mr. Boritz said he is dedicted to preserving the town’s characteristics while focusing on issues that will enhance its future.
Southbury Democrats will endorse candidates for all local offices, including first selectman, at the Demographic Caucus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in Town Hall.