NEW CANAAN — Incumbent Andrew Brooks has won the race for town treasurer by nearly 1,000 votes.
Brooks, a Republican, won against Robin Fryer, a Democrat, the latter of whom received 2,136 votes. Official results from the registrar of voters’ office show Brooks won 3,059 votes.
“I’m thrilled by the outcome,” Brooks said. “I think it’s a vindication of the work I’ve done over the past four years and I’m thrilled the voters gave me a mandate to continue. I’m also looking forward to working with the new administration.”
He spent the day campaigning in front of New Canaan High School, from about 5 a.m. until the polls closed at 8 p.m.
The race for town treasurer was unusually heated this year due to upheaval in the town’s financial department. This is also one of the first times the race has been contested.
This will be Brook’s third term as town treasurer.
Brooks, a 23-year New Canaan resident, has served as town treasurer for the past four years. He is also a justice of the peace, a past member of the Republican Town Committee, a founding board member of the New Canaan Coalition and a volunteer for Junior Achievement. He works in financial services consulting, starting at Deloitte. He currently works for Accenture in finance and risk practice.
While campaigning, Brooks pointed out his strong track record where he redefined the treasurer role to serve a greater role in town government. He said his recommendations as treasurer during the past four years have corrected things throughout the finance department and eliminated the material weaknesses.