On Tuesday, August 11th Chris Rutledge resigned from the Enfield Board of Education. Chris, who served on the Finance Committee, School Security Committee and chaired the Policy Committee, was first elected in 2017 and was re-elected in 2019.
“This was a decision I had been contemplating for a while,” said Rutledge. “It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve the people of Enfield and I wish the members of the Board of Education all the best.”
Chris, who moved to Enfield in 2013 with his wife (Elizabeth) and three golden retrievers (Lindy, Liza and Hickory), joined the Enfield Republican Town Committee (ERTC) in 2016. Upon joining, Chris didn’t waste any time getting involved. He started to volunteer, fund raise and share his many talents with the Enfield Republicans. Chris became a quintessential part of our campaign team due to his work ethic and understanding of strategy and by driving our use of video and social media.
“Chris has told me he plans to continue his service to the Town and to the ERTC” said Mary Ann Turner, Chairman of the ERTC. “For now, Chris has earned a short sabbatical to relax and refresh before coming back to tackle new challenges and opportunities. We want to thank Chris for his years of elected service on the Enfield Board of Education. We wish him the best in his future endeavors, look forward to continuing our relationship and and seeing what we can accomplish together.”
Chris’s involvement is not limited to Enfield. Chris a member of Cornerstone Church where he helps manage their technology needs. He also helped form a debate team in the Enfield Schools, after which he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Debate Association. Additionally, Chris is the 1st Vice-Chair of Rising Stars For Connecticut’s Future, an educational initiative providing practical opportunities for students to experience and to learn about American civic life based on the principles envisioned and enshrined by our Founding Fathers in the US Constitution and its amendments.”
Chris is also no stranger to state politics. From campaigning door-to-door in Fairfield, to phone banking in Middlefield and Trumbull, to helping other committees build their websites and online presence, to attending fund raisers and events all around state, many around Connecticut have gotten to know Chris. His understanding of technology and social media marketing helped Chris to become a regional trainer for CT GOP and has earned Chris a spot on a number of campaign teams.
“When Chris gets involved in something, he jumps right in full throttle,” said Turner. “We are fortunate to have him on our team. I’m sure he will find success in whatever opportunities he avails himself to next.”
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