Election of Justices
TERM OF OFFICE Jan 5, 2009 – Jan 7, 2013 (4 year term)
Two thirds of the candidates for Justice of the Peace are appointed by the two major political parties of the Town, the remaining one third is allocated for minor party members and unaffiliated voters and these are appointed by the Town Clerk.
Brooks, Andrew S. M.
Ceresa, Susan Guthrie
Greenberg, Beverly M.
Halsell, Hugh, III
Hilboldt, Wendy C
Hobbs, Hazel R
Jones, Elizabeth A. (Beth)
Rearick, Mark C.
Smithers, Ruth H.
Whiteway, Eric C.
Powers of the Justices of the Peace
Powers and duties of the Justices of the Peace are mandated by state statute, and are detailed in the 1997 Justices of The Peace Manual published by the Secretary of State of the State of Connecticut.
Commonly used powers of the Justices of the Peace include:
Administration of General Oaths
Authority to take the acknowledgement in the conveyance of real estate
Acknowledgement of primary and nomination petitions
Issuance of a subpoena in a civil action or probate proceeding
Performance of marriages
Performance of Civil Unions
For further information contact the Office of the Town Clerk: 203-594-3070