Republican Patrick Callahan will be sworn in for a second term as state representative after defeating Democratic challenger Jeff Ginsburg in the Tuesday race for Connecticut’s 108th House District seat.
Callahan — a longtime New Fairfield resident who worked in law enforcement for almost 30 years — has represented the 108th since defeating Democrat Dannette Onofrio in the 2020 election.
On Saturday, Oct 9, 2021, between 8 am and 11 am, the SDTC placed a greeting table in front of the IGA in Sherman. Board of Education candidates Kate (Kelley) Frey and Matt Vogt were present. Chris McDermott coordinated and ensured the event was a success. Andrea O’Connor and Chris made chocolate chip cookies. Tim Laughlin created an informative handout. Marie Mennonna, Barbara Ackerman, and Bob Gamper also generously helped make it a success.
During the previous year, many folks have moved to Sherman. The Sherman Democrats extend a warm welcome to anyone who is registered as a Democrat or is Unaffiliated. Please contact us through this website to begin the process.
The Sherman Democratic Party is a political organization of inclusion, not exclusion. We have a long standing history of attracting both Democratic and Unaffiliated voters and endorsing both Democratic and Unaffiliated candidates. We work to represent the wide variety of Sherman people who hold many different viewpoints and opinions.
If you are interested in being active on any of the town’s commissions or boards, the Sherman Democrats can help,
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The 10th Sherman House and Garden Tour was held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The attendance and excitement exceeded our expectations. Four spectacular properties offered a wide range including General Putnam’s Revolutionary war headquarters and a 1930’s shipbuilder’s retreat. The post-tour garden reception was held at a fifth site that was a showcase for landscape architecture in full bloom.
Most of the folks responsible for the tour.Four of the Democratic Candidates for this November’s election were on-hand greeting attendees.
SDTC has announced its 2019 House and Garden Tour. Explore several magnificent Sherman country homes and gardens.
This self-guided tour affords one-day-only access to several of the region’s most magnificent private residences and their gardens. Ticket holders will receive a program that describes what to expect at each home, along with addresses. In past years, the Sherman House & Garden Tour has featured lakeside estates, historically significant homes, working farms and horse properties, and Sherman’s most architecturally stunning abodes.
A garden party with refreshments will take place after the tour.
The Sherman House & Garden Tour is sponsored by the Sherman Democratic Town Committee. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Guido Tino Scholarship Fund.
Purchase your tickets either from a DTC member, at the Sherman WIne and Liquor Store, on the day of the event at the Sherman School, or online. Tickets sold the day of the event are $25, prior to that day, they are $20.
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, go to the front of the Sherman School between 9 and 10 am to get your ticket (if bought online or to purchase), program and map. Use the map to find your way to the homes open for your tour and receive info on the after-party.
To the enrolled members of the Democratic Party of the Town of Sherman, Connecticut.
Pursuant to the Rules of the Democratic Party and the State election laws, you are hereby notified that a caucus will be held on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 7:30 pm, at the Sherman Old Town Hall, located at 8 Route 37 Center in Sherman, to endorse candidates for the Democratic Town Committee and to transact other business as may be proper to come before said caucus.
Dated at Sherman, Connecticut, on the 7th day of January, 2019.