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New Canaan First Selectman

First Selectman

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    Kevin J. Moynihan
    (Rep)

Please provide a brief biography of yourself, your qualifications for the position you are seeking, and relevant experience and/or character traits that will make you successful in your role as well as any personal experience, beliefs, or other factors that will impact your decision-making process. (700 character limit)

What are your top three priorities for the Town over the next two years and what would be a successful outcome in those areas. (700 character limit)

Kevin was elected First Selectman in November 2017 and was re-elected for a second term in 2019. A resident of New Canaan since 1981, Kevin was previously a member of the 12-member Town Council from 2013 to 2017.

He was born and raised in Pittsfield, MA, graduated from Pittsfield High School, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.

He had a 35-year career as a corporate attorney in Chicago and New York City. He started his legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and retired from Merrill Lynch & Co. in 2009.

Kevin is married to Miriam ("Mim") Stapleton Moynihan.
#1 - Since taking office in 2017, I have been focused on improving cell service in town. We have two new macro cell towers in development in the North of town, and my goal is to initiate two additional towers in the the West and Center of town in the next two years.

#2 - We have started to process to modernize our Police Department facilities by either renovating the current building or building new somewhere on town-owned property. My goal is to start construction in mid-2022 on the new facility.

#3 - The installation of natural gas mains since 2018 (a project which I inspired) has resulted in many roads downtown that need to be restored. My goal is to have most roads restored by 2013.