Your Republican Elected Officials in Town

Denise Hall

Denise is the Republican Minority Leader of the West Hartford Town Council, having first been elected in 2009. She is a member of the Town’s Public Safety and Finance & Budget standing committees of the Council.  She is a Senior Vice President in Webster Bank’s Treasury Sales Department. A Conard High School graduate, she received her BA from UCONN and an MBA from RPI. 

Chris Barnes

Chris is a member of the West Hartford Town Council and currently serves on the Finance and Budget Committee, Administration and Technology Committee, and the Education Liaison Committee.  Chris and his wife Stephanie have lived in West Hartford for over 17 years and have three daughters.  He is an attorney in West Hartford with the law firm of Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes LLP.  Chris received a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law, and a LL.M. in Insurance Law from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Chris Williams

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

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.

Jay Sarzen

Jay has been a Board of Education member since 2012. Jay serves as the BOE's Republican Financial Examiner and as the BOE's “Community Advisor” to WHC-TV.  He currently works at The Hartford as Director, Small Commercial Strategic Initiatives.  Jay earned his BA from Trinity College in Political Science (1994) and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame in Marketing, Management, & Strategy (2001). 

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