Another election season is about to pass, and despite the fact that Fairfield had no major elections this year, the races turned out to be very interesting. In fact, the only predictable factor was voter turnout, which was a miserable 27.7 percent.
Fairfielders made some big decisions at the polls this year, especially in the town's legislative body. Overwhelmingly the Republicans took over the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), sweeping eight of 10 districts, and taking many by surprise. A traditionally Democratic District 8 ousted all five of its long-time representatives, including moderator Bob Greenberger. The residents there chose this time to be represented by Republicans. Residents of districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10 also made that same decision.