On November 12, 2019, Peggy Lyons became the second woman in Madison’s history to be elected to the office of First Selectman, and the first woman Democrat to hold the office. She is the latest in a trend toward female leadership in Madison as she joins her counterparts, also women, on the Town’s major elected boards: Board of Finance Chair Jean Fitzgerald (R) and Board of Education Chair Katie Stein (D). In fact, Madison is also represented at the State level by women as well: State Senator Christine Cohen (D) and State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R). Read more at Zip06 in an article posted by Jesse Williams, “Influx of Female Leaders in Madison Seen as a Sign of Progress.”
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