Under the leadership of Tim Herbst as First Selectman of Trumbull, our town and the Republican Party thrived. Tim’s tenure in office saw a town on the brink of fiscal collapse transformed into one of the most prosperous and sought-after communities in Connecticut.
The turnaround Tim Herbst led as first selectman in Trumbull was nothing short of remarkable. When Tim took office, he was faced with a fundamentally broken pension system funded at just 27 percent and a town reeling from successive tax hikes. Tim took swift action and led-by-example. He eliminated free health care for political appointees, starting with the first selectman, he refused a town pension and moved all his departments heads to a defined contribution plan, he found $1 million of operational savings within his first months in office and he renegotiated nine labor agreements to tackle the town’s pension crisis.