NORMAN AMBROSE SAUER
1st Selectman Candidate
Norman grew up in a small coastal town in Northern California. Not unlike Litchfield, it too had historical charm, small businesses, and a productive farming community -- and it was a draw for tourism. Described as idyllic, Norman witnessed a rapid pace of change where the old was replaced with the new, and self-interests were put before the community. Today, he is concerned that he is witnessing the same here in Litchfield, which is why he is running for First Selectman.
A graduate of the Academy of Art University, Norman moved to New York in 2007, launching his business that he successfully operated for over 15 years, distributing his products both domestically & internationally with major retailers. Through careful planning, dedication, and adaptability, he built an empowered team, fostering productivity and customer satisfaction. Recognized amongst his peers and recipient of multiple industry awards including the Gold Coast Fashion Award and the Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award, Norman is well-versed in what it takes to run a well-functioning organization.
"I believe a successful enterprise is built on strong leadership, efficient operations, and an unwavering commitment to listening to others. These will be my principles in leading the Town of Litchfield as First Selectman."
Norman found time to contribute efforts to help the causes he believes are important, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer, The New York Humane Society, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Meals on Wheels, and The Oliver Scholars Foundation.
In 2017, Norman and his husband Stephan moved to Litchfield for the overwhelming natural beauty, historic charm, and welcoming community. Litchfield made the ideal setting for their growing family. In May of this year, they adopted their newborn son Maximilian. As an active community member, he serves as an elected official on the Planning & Zoning Commission and a volunteer on the Borough's Historic District Commission.
John has been a resident of Litchfield for nearly 25 years. Born and raised in New Milford to a family dedicated to community service, he is aware of the issues and needs of the people living in Northwestern CT.
John is a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical High School. He has worked in the IT field for over 40 years specializing in network, security and wireless solutions for customers including the New York Stock Exchange, CitiField, UConn Medical Center and the University of CT.
His career background has proved advantageous for the volunteer work John has done with the Broadband Commission which was tasked with bringing public Wi-Fi to Litchfield. He has served on the Broadband Commission for the past 3 years. He also served on the Board of Education for 6 years.
John has been the President of the Litchfield Lions Club for 13 years and running. He serves on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Distribution Committee for the Possum Queen Foundation Inc. which awards money to people suffering from financial hardship due to medical issues or other life altering events. John has also served as Chairman for the Litchfield Republican Town Committee. In his free time, you can find John at home with his wife of 24 years, Dana and their two rescue dachshunds, Freddie and Gretel.
With strong experiences in public and community service along with demonstrated
leadership ability, John has and will continue to work tirelessly for the people of Litchfield and would be honored to serve as Selectman.
Dan is a third-generation Northfield farmer currently raising the fourth generation of Morosani's to make Laurel Ridge Farm home. He also works as an independent consultant, and has extensive experience in finance, entrepreneurship, and technology. Prior to earning his MBA at Columbia University, Dan spent most of his 20s as a Marine officer, deploying to Iraq and leaving service as a captain.
Dan’s experience in Town government includes present service on the Pension and Veterans’ Committees, as well as prior service on the Board of Finance. He is a fully qualified interior firefighter and EMT and currently serves as a Lieutenant with the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company.
Dan is passionate about making Litchfield a better place for young people to start and raise families and improving the quality of local infrastructure and emergency readiness, especially with regard to traffic safety measures and police presence.
“I’m raising a young family in Northfield and we’re here for the long haul. I want my kids to come of age in a safe, thriving town. “The next Town administration has a lot of work to do. We need to urgently address multiple dangerous traffic intersections, figure out a permanent solution for the Town’s administrative offices, and fix the problem of long-term decline in our first responder population. Additionally, we need to be ready to balance the Town budget in the absence of the millions of dollars of Federal grants which have been received since the start of COVID. I am ready to address all of these challenges as a Selectman.”