Candace Fuchs | Board of Finance Alternate
BS, Tufts University
What inspired you to run for local office?
I am running for board of Finance Alternate because I believe in thoughtful, systematic management of tax dollars. This encompasses not only saving dollars, but also putting dollars to work to deliver value in the way of maintenance of infrastructure and development of outdoor spaces.
Bio and Qualifications
I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for companies large (Bayer, Pfizer) and small for 30 years as a project manager. Professionally, I have managed multi-million dollar budgets, submitted RFPs and reviewed contracts. In the non-profit sector, I have successfully overseen finances for the Valley Shore YMCA and Old Lyme Rowing Association; both fiscally healthy organizations. I know what responsible, systematic money management looks like.
Why should someone vote for you?
I care deeply about Old Lyme, and I believe the future lies in a community that is welcoming to a racially and economically diverse population.
What’s your favorite place in Old Lyme?
My favorite place is Rogers Lake. I love to row and swim and the lake is the perfect place. I also just enjoy the outdoors - biking, gardening, rowing and swimming especially.
What is something not many people know about you?
I am a two-time cancer survivor and my best friend is my husbands ex-girlfriend!