Kathy Braun

Republican

Plan and Zoning Commission candidate

Fairfield

Incumbent: No

Age not provided

Current job: Self Employed- Attorney, Fairfield

Education: Roger Ludlowe High School, UConn- BA in Economics, UConn- MBA, Quinnipiac- Juris Doctor (JD)

The most important issue in this election: Expanding flexible housing options, including those for seniors, while retaining the small-town character of our town, fostering commercial development

Other issues: Aside from guiding the Commission to render fully informed and well founded decisions, focus on planning for the long-term coastal issues such as flooding and extreme weather events and other environmental issues, streamlining permitting process, coordinating with other town bodies, updating the plan and regulations

Family: As a Fairfield native and small business owner in town, with both elderly and young parents in my extended family still residing here, I am passionate about our town and the need for stable growth of our tax base, retention of a diverse population, and maintaining the unique characteristics that make our town strong, beautiful and a great community to live, work and age in place.

Previous elected offices, community group affiliations: Representative Town Meeting (RTM) 2009-2015; FairTV Commission since 2016; Founding member of FairPLAN; have provided ad hoc guidance and represented numerous non-profits and grass roots groups including Connecticut Audubon Society, FairPLAN, Kings Highway Neighborhood Assoc. and others, in town and state land use hearings and court cases over the past 20 years; taught Business Law at UConn as an adjunct professor.