Trumbull Board of Education member Paul S. Lavoie has formally announced that he is running for the office of First Selectman. Lavoie made the announcement on social media following First Selectman Tim Herbst’s announcement at Town Hall that he would not seek a fifth term of office. Lavoie, who chairman of the board's finance committee and former chairman of the Trumbull Republican Town Committee had previously formed an exploratory committee to seek town-wide office.
“I pledge to work with all town residents to bring forward fiscal discipline, a common-sense approach to key issues, and a leadership style rooted in integrity, respect, inclusiveness, and collaboration,” Lavoie wrote. “My professional experience as well as my town-wide experience as the current finance chair of the Board of Education, and past vice chairman of the Board of Finance, has prepared me well to help navigate the difficult financial situation that we will be facing over the next few years.”