Welcome to
Redding Democrats

The Redding DTC is the official local organization
of the Connecticut Democratic Party.


Our Platform

• Elect great candidates for local, state and federal offices.
• Support responsible town budgets and fiscal policy
• Be responsible stewards of our land, water and air.
• Raise money to support our candidates for election.
• Welcome new residents to Redding!


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VOTE the Democratic Slate this November! Learn more by visiting our Candidates page.

Our Candidates to Elect on November 7

Julia Pemberton, First Selectman (cross-endorsement)
Margaret (Peg) O’Donnell, Selectman
Michele Grande, Town Clerk (cross-endorsement)
Wes Higgins, Town Treasurer (cross-endorsement)*
Pat Moisio, Tax Collector (cross-endorsement)**
Jamie Barickman, Board of Finance, Full Term
Robert Dean, Board of Finance, Full Term
Edward Miller, Board of Finance, 4 Year Vacancy
Heather Whaley, Board of Education
Colleen Pilato, Board of Education
Margi Esten, Board of Assessment Appeals
Toby Welles, Planning Commission
Amy Atamian, Zoning Commission
Scott Smith, Zoning Board of Appeals
Daniel W. Barrett, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
Jane M. Ross, Constable
Mary Ann Carman, Constable
Annet Bonfanti, Constable
Charles (Chuck) Mullaney, Constable
Cheryl Graziano, Region 9 Board of Education
Gwen Denny, Region 9 Board of Education

*Unaffiliated   **Republican

Letter to the Editor: Heather is the Right Choice for Redding Board of Education

By | DTC News | No Comments

My husband and I have raised 3 children, and they all attended our outstanding public schools. Our schools certainly had a hand in shaping their bright futures. I am concerned about the election this year, and that is why I am voting for Heather Whaley for BOE. She understands that being on the BOE is more than budgeting. It’s about educating our children to be the best that they can be. Heather is a smart,…

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Elected Officials

There are currently 28 democrats that hold elected office in Redding. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please contact us. View a listing of the current Redding DTC members and elected officials.


The Redding DTC:

  • Nominates candidates for office.
  • Recruits and recommends appointees to town boards and commissions.
  • Organizes campaigning in Redding on behalf of all Democratic candidates.
  • Ensures that our party’s values and positions are a vital part of the governance of the town, state and nation.

Register to Vote!

Get voter registration information and absentee ballots from Michele Grande, Redding’s Town Clerk. Get information on upcoming town meetings and calendars here.


Meet your elected officials! 

Julia Pemberton

First Selectman

Margaret (Peg) O'Donnell

Board of Selectman

Scott Smith

Zoning Board of Appeals

Michele Grande

Town Clerk

Gwen Denny

Board of Education

Tobey Welles

Planning Commission