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Meet Our Democratic Candidates for Nov. 5 Town Election

Click here to see the fantastic qualifications of our 15 candidates for the Avon municipal election November 5.

College Families: Get Your Absentee Ballots Now

ATTENTION COLLEGE FAMILIES: Do you have a child leaving for college? Are they registered to vote? Make sure they don’t miss out on their chance to vote in the November 5th election – our numbers in the past few elections have been so close that absentee ballots can make a real difference! If they are registered to vote in Avon, please have them either download and mail in an application or have them go to the Avon Town Hall to fill out an application.

The Avon Town Hall is located at 60 W. Main Street, Avon, CT 06001. Their phone number is (860) 409-4310. Summer hours are M-Th 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Once ballots are available, they will be mailed to them at their college address. Don’t forget to send them off with some stamps so they can return their ballot on or before Election Day, November 5!


July 30: Watch Debate with our Dem Slate!

Join Avon Democrats to watch the July 30 Democratic presidential debate at Lisa’s Luna Pizza in Simsbury at 7:30 p.m. and meet our 2019 Democratic Avon municipal candidates. $25 suggested donation.

Approved by and paid for by Avon Dems 2019 Municipal Slate Committee, Joanne Beers, Treasurer.


Avon Dems Nominates 15 Candidates for November 2019 Municipal Election

We are thrilled to have a slate of 15 amazing Democratic candidates for the November 2019 municipal election. Thank you to all our candidates for your desire to make Avon an even better place to live and work!

Click here to meet our 2019 candidates.

To all our Avon voters, stay tuned for ways you can help elect our 2019 Democratic candidates:

TOWN COUNCIL: Charles Harvell, Dan Polhamus, and Anthony Weber.

BOARD OF EDUCATION: Incumbents Jackie Blea, Debra Chute, Jason Indomenico, Houston Putnam Lowry, and Laura Young.

BOARD OF FINANCE: Ellen Retelle, incumbent Cathy Lester Salchert, and Wendy Tangman.

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS: Kimberly Kersey and Robert Yass.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: Christy Yaros and incumbent Eileen Carroll.


Avon DTC 2019 Person of the Year Award Honoring Retiring Town Councilman David Peña

Save the date and spread the word!

The Avon Democratic Town Committee is proud to announce that our 2019 Person of the Year is longtime Avon Town Councilman David Peña.

After 12 years of service to our town, David is retiring, so make plans to join us as we thank him and honor the many ways he’s helped Avon.

Thursday, June 13 at Avon Old Farms Hotel, 6:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP online here.

Can’t make it but want to honor David? You can make a donation in his name to Avon DTC online here.


Avon DTC Elects New Slate

Congratulations to the 40 members elected to Avon Democratic Town Council on January 9, 2018 – our most ever! Click here for the full list.


Join Us for our DTC Caucus Jan. 9, 2018

We invite all registered Democrats to attend and vote in our Democratic Town Committee caucus that will be held on January 9, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the Avon Room in the Avon Town Hall at 60 W. Main St, Avon, CT.


Congratulations to our 7 Newly-Elected #AvonDems – and Thank You to our Supporters

We would like to congratulate our 11 candidates on running a positive and passionate campaign.

We would especially like to congratulate our seven candidates who were elected: David Peña to Town Council; Katrina Marin to Board of Finance; Jason Indomenico and Jay Spivak for Board of Education; Chet Bukowski and Eileen Carroll for Zoning Board of Appeals; and Norm Sondheimer for Board of Assessment Appeals.

Thank you to all of our supporters; all of the people who donated their time, their energy, their money, their smiles, their laughter, and their hope for a better Avon. We know you will continue to expect more from your elected leaders.

We will keep this momentum going … we promise. The voting was extremely close, and this is a giant step forward for Democrats in Avon. When we told you every vote matters, we weren’t kidding.

We hope that you will join us as we continue this important work – get involved and let’s hold our town officials accountable by joining us at these upcoming Avon public meetings.


US Sen. Chris Murphy Endorses Avon Democratic Slate!

We are thrilled that Avon Democratic municipal candidates have earned the endorsement of US Sen. Chris Murphy, who encourages Avon residents to listen to the “important voice” of local Democrats and get out and vote Row A Nov. 7! Watch video.


New! #AvonDems Videos, Statements

Watch #AvonDems candidate videos to see their goals for our town government, and click on any candidate name on our Meet the Candidates webpage to see their candidate statements.


Crunch Time! #AvonDems Need Your Help to Win!

Calling all Wonder Women and Super Men! We need YOU to volunteer to make phone calls, to door knock, and on Election Day. No experience necessary. You can email us or click below to sign up directly.


Elect the A Team: Vote Row A Only Democrats Nov. 7!

Who’s excited to vote ONLY #AvonDems on Nov. 7? When the ballot says you can choose a maximum number of candidates for each category, remember you do not have to choose the maximum — it’s best for #AvonDems if you only choose the Democrats on Row A! And don’t forget to flip the ballot to the back side to choose Row A Democrats there too. See you at the polls!


Thanks to All who Supported #AvonDems at our 8/28 fundraiser!


Photos of #AvonDems Events

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