FAIRFIELD — Former Selectman and RTM member Sheila Marmion was unanimously endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee as its choice to fill the Board of Finance seat vacated by Bob Stone (D), who resigned last month. If approved by the Board of Selectman, Marmion would serve the remainder of Stone’s term.

“When Bob resigned, I immediately thought of Sheila. Sheila has the experience as a former Selectman and a member of the RTM to review and analyze our town’s financials while ensuring that we continue to deliver the services our citizens need and value,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey nominated Marmion for the Board of Finance seat, with a second from town attorney Stanton Lesser. McCarthy Vahey stated, “Sheila’s proven ability to problem solve and deliver thoughtful decisions based on a careful analysis of the data will serve the Board of Finance - and the people of Fairfield - well.”

“I am thankful for the support of my fellow Democrats, and I look forward to working on behalf of the people of Fairfield to deliver financially responsible decisions,” said Marmion.

In addition to her years as a public official, Marmion is a parent of three, all of whom attend Fairfield Public Schools, and is a community-based health care provider. Marmion has served as a board member of the League of Women Voters, Clara’s Secret Shepard Foundation (supports foster children), and Can Do MS. She currently serves in board positions on The National Charity League, Inc. - Fairfield Chapter, the Democratic Town Committee, and the Mill River Wetlands Committee.

Marmion stated, “Working with so many of you, I have developed relationships and experiences that keep me rooted in our community and aware of our unique needs and concerns.” She concluded, “If approved to serve on the Board of Finance, I will continue to strive for the ideals of thoughtful dialogue, informed decisions and service.”