Your Republican Elected Officials in Town

Mary Fay             Minority Leader      Town Council

Mary M. Fay, a resident of West Hartford for 15 years, is a Financial Services Senior Executive. She has held several senior business leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sun Life Financial, where she also chaired diversity and inclusion employee resource groups and served on Sun Life boards. 

 Mary was raised in East Hartford and attended public schools.  She went on to graduate from Skidmore College, with a B.S. In business/accounting and a minor in government. 
 Active in her community.

She is a member of the Irish American Home Society and The Thistle Lawn Bowling Club, and is a parishioner at St. Timothy’s. Mary is married and has a 7-year-old daughter, Katie.

Department. A Conard High School graduate, she received her BA from UCONN and an MBA from RPI. 

Chris Williams           Town Council

Chris Williams grew up in West Hartford. He and his wife, Holly, are raising two children, Lilia Clare and Joseph, here in town. Chris graduated from Conard

High School in 2001, Loyola College in Maryland and Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is an attorney at Conway Stoughton, LLC.  Chris was first elected to the West Hartford Town Council in 2015 and now serves on the Finance & Budget, Public Safety and Education Liason Subcommittees. 


Mark Zydanowicz   Board of Education

Mark Zydanowicz lives with his wife and three children in West Hartford. All three children currently attend West Hartford elementary school. Mark and his wife Nella have lived in West Hartford since 1998. Mr. Zydanowicz has served as a commissioner on the West Hartford’s Zoning Board of Appeals and has also coached in the Minor Division of the West Harford Girls Basket Ball League.

Liz Wilcox                   Board of Education

Liz has resided in West Hartford with her husband, Bill, since 1996. Their three children have attended West Hartford schools. 

Liz earned a JD, cum laude, from Western New England School of Law. She earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in English and Psychology. She is admitted to the CT Bar and has worked in legal roles as well as in the insurance industry and financial service industries, focusing on insurance and compliance.

Liz currently serves on the town Conservation and Environment Commission. In the past she has been an active member for the Bugbee, Bristow, St. Tim’s, Hall, and PTC Boards. Having served in many capacities at each of these schools, Liz is well-versed in school curriculum as well as planning and policies. She is also a longstanding volunteer with The Bridge Family Center, serving on the Children’s Charity Ball Committee. Her work with The Bridge has exposed her to the many valuable programs offered to the youth of West Hartford including the Family Resource Center. Liz is also a West Hartford Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) alumni.

Beth Kyle                   Registrar of Voters

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