FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Representative Town Meeting (RTM) has unanimously elected the first female moderator for the legislative body, according to a press release. The moderator presides over all monthly and special meetings.
Mary McCullough, a Fairfield resident for 34 years, was first elected to the RTM in 2005 and has served in several leadership positions, including chair of the Education and Recreation Committee from 2009 to 2013.
“I'm thrilled that the 'glass ceiling’ has finally been shattered on the Fairfield RTM, and that we have such an eminently qualified woman as Mary to serve as moderator,” Jill Kelly, former Fairfield selectman, said in the release.
State Representative Brenda Kupchick, (132nd District), said, “Mary is a seasoned veteran with the experience to oversee our town’s legislative body meetings,” in a statement. “As women serving in elected office, we are natural role models for young women and girls in our town."
McCullough, a resident of District Three, is currently the associate director of The Fairfield Fund at Fairfield University.
She served as co-president of the Timothy Dwight PTA from 1991-93 and served on the Board of Directors and as Region IV Director of the Connecticut PTA from 1996-98.
McCullough also was co-president of the Fairfield High School PTA from 1999-2001. She is married with two children, both of whom attended Fairfield Public Schools.