Your Republican Elected Officials in Town

Mary Faye


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. 

Lee Gold, Minority Leader

Lee Gold has resided in the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut since 1997. He is married to Monica
Gold and has two school aged boys, Jack and Adam.
A lifelong Connecticut resident, he attended Kingswood-Oxford School and matriculated to Lehigh
University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania earning a bachelor’s degree in History and membership in Phi Beta Kappa.  Lee attended The University of Connecticut School of Law during which he served as a legal intern for the State’s attorney’s office in Norwich and New London. In 1997, Lee joined Butler,Norris & Gold, in Hartford, Connecticut and has continued to practice law there as a partner of the firm.He also serves on the Kingswood-Oxford Head’s Advisory council.  He is very active in West Hartford Little League where he has been a coach for over 7 years. He has been on the Board of Directors as vice-President for Tumble Brook Country Club and was the President of Talcott Glen Condominium Association.  Lee is active in a number of bar associations, including the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar
Association. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Emanuel Synagogue.

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.

Rob Levine

Robert Levine is the Republican party endorsed candidate for the board of education in the town of West Hartford.  His wife, Gayle, has taught in town for 15 years and he has been a small business owner of Hart Real Estate for 7 years, with an office in West Hartford Center.  He has three children, Jack, Cameron, and Katie with two dogs Benjy and Jedi.  He is currently serving as the vice president on the board of directors for the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors.  He also serves on the West Hartford Board of Assessment Appeals. 

His background in government goes back many years: From his Fall Semester of college as a White House intern in Washington, DC to his first job after Graduate School as a policy analyst on the Speaker’s task force on education in New York State.  After a time, he became a budget analyst on the ways and means committee. He also had consulting jobs doing program evaluation and financial audits for public housing authorities and child support enforcement agencies around the country.  Robert’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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