The Wilton Democratic Town Committee (DTC) will honor two Wilton Democrats at a breakfast event on April 2. Carole Young-Kleinfeld will be awarded “Outstanding Democrat” and Dick Dubow will be honored  for a “Lifetime Achievement” of service to the community.

“Carole has shared her considerable talents, not only for Wilton but also for the State of Connecticut, in the critical area of voting rights and standards with discernment and excellence. Dick has demonstrated his commitmernt to our community for decades with sound judgment and integrity. I was proud to serve with him on the Board of Selectmen where I witnessed his impact and dedication first-hand. We all look forward to many more years benefiting from his generous spirit and informed counsel,” said DTC chair Deb McFadden.

Young-Kleinfeld has served as Registrar for the last eight years, administering all elections for the Town of Wilton, hiring and supervising elections officials, maintaining Wilton’s registration data base, leading workshops for statewide registrars, and monitoring election legislation. As vice-chair of the CT Registrars Certification Committee, she developed Connecticut’s first statewide certification program for CT registrars of voters in consultation with the Secretary of the State. She also is a statewide trainer of elections moderators.

For nearly four decades Dubow has had the unique distinction of having served Wilton in key positions on the Board of Education (two terms), Board of Finance (two terms and chair), and Board of Selectmen (two terms, currently). During that time he has helped guide Wilton through many challenges with grace and wisdom.

The breakfast event is scheduled for April 2, from 9-11 a.m., at Trackside Teen Center (15 Station Rd.). The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gary Rose, professor and chair of the Department of Government, Politics and Global Studies at Sacred Heart University. Rose has published 11 books on various subjects, including Connecticut government, the American presidency, constitutional law, and presidential elections. A widely quoted political commentator and scholar, Rose frequently provides political analysis for local, state and national media. Rose will provide insight regarding the upcoming presidential election with a talk entitled, Haywire: The Politics of the 2016  Presidential Contest.

The breakfast is open to the public. Tickets cost $30/adults if purchased in advance or $40 at the door; children 18 and under are $5. Tickets may be purchased online or make checks payable to the Wilton DTC, and mail to Wilton DTC, PO Box 103, Wilton, CT 06897.