Working Together for New Canaan

Working Together for New Canaan


Why I’m Running.


Communities benefit from responsive leadership, thoughtful policy, and strategic vision.

Why should New Canaan settle for anything less?

Craig donovan
democrat for first selectman


After 30 years on the front lines of municipal management, I am bringing my passion for public service home.

I am proud to stand for the position of First Selectman, and it is my great privilege to get to know my fellow New Canaanites as the campaign gathers momentum.

Emerson wrote that “our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.” We have gotten used to politicians who talk at us, around us, or past us. I want to right-size that dynamic, which is why my campaign is centered around listening: to commuters and business owners; newcomers and lifelong residents; parents and college students, and more.

I come away from each of these conversations with a better understanding of the opportunities, concerns, and — in many cases — the creative solutions that members of our community are kind enough to share. If these interactions have taught me anything, it is that the people of New Canaan are our greatest resource.

community. prosperity. trust.

My priorities.


As First Selectman, my most important duty will be to restore civic trust. New Canaan’s elected officials should consider everyone’s needs: today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

I am confident that our town can implement solutions to any issues we currently face, and that we can start planning now to position New Canaan for the opportunities that lie 10, 20, even 30 years in our future.

Click the pictures below for more information on my platform.


Family & Community

Growth & Prosperity

Transparency & Trust