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GOP Nominates Probate Judge Wexler for Re-election

A GOP nominating convention for probate judge for the Westport/Weston Judicial District chose incumbent Lisa Wexler for a full four-year term.

Lisa Wexler, probate judge for the Westport/Weston Judicial District
Lisa Wexler, probate judge for the Westport/Weston Judicial District

Westport/Weston Probate Judge Lisa Wexler was renominated for a new term by a Republican nominating convention. Here's a news release from her campaign:

The Republican nominating convention for probate judge for the Westport/Weston Judicial District unanimously chose incumbent Judge Lisa Wexler to run for probate judge for a full four-year term in the upcoming election on Nov. 4. 

Michael Rea, a member of the Westport Board of Finance, nominated Lisa. 

Lisa was seconded by Weston resident Teri Gaberman, a former Weston Citizen of the Year. The nominating convention occurred on May 7 at Westport Town Hall. Former Weston First Selectman Woody Bliss chaired the convention.

The Weston delegation consisted of Teri Gaberman, Eileen Buckley, Dallas Kersey and Woody Bliss. 

The Westport delegation consisted of Michael Rea, Joseph Sledge, Sylina Levy, Karen Hess, Kathy Walsh and Lorraine Wetmore. Others in attendance included Desiree Soli, Britta Lerner, Bill Wexler, Carla Rea and Hope Elkin.

Britta Lerner, chairman of the Weston Republican Town Committee, said:

“Since Lisa was elected, she has made incredible progress in organizing and refocusing an office that is so important to our community, yet was unknown to so many of us. 

"Lisa’s willingness to engage with the public and address their concerns in an open, honest and timely fashion makes her a strong Probate Judge who will continue to serve us well.”

Desiree Soli, chairman of the Westport Republican Town Committee, said:

"Lisa has done a wonderful job as our Probate Judge and I fully support her re-election this November.  She knows that the most vulnerable citizens need a voice and she makes sure they are heard. 

"Lisa is compassionate, understanding and willing to go the extra distance to help anyone in need.  I know she will continue her hard work on behalf of all of us in Westport and Weston and I look forward to seeing her in court for a long time."

Lisa Wexler, upon accepting the nomination, said:

 “In the time I have served, I have kept my promises to you. I give weekly free educational seminars on probate topics. Court hearings are available on CDs for the first time.  We have reduced the backlog of matters by hiring two part-time clerks.

"We have substantially increased our roster of attorneys, as well as doctors, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other professionals willing to help. When I ran for office just a few short months ago, I pledged to you that I would advocate for those without a voice.

"I pledged to you that I would do my best to rule with fairness, integrity and adherence to the law. I renew those pledges now, and I ask you for your support in November, to continue the work that we have just begun.”

Lisa Wexler has been a Westport resident since 1989 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1985 and the Connecticut Bar in 1990.

She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (B.A. with Honors) and received her JD degree from the New York University School of Law, where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law.

In private practice for many years, Lisa concentrated in the areas of wills, trusts, probate and real estate. Lisa was elected to the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals and appointed to the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission.

Lisa was elected to probate judge of Westport/Weston this past November in a special election to fill the term of former Probate Judge Kevin O’Grady.


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