Republicans endorse Richardson, Wyss for Board of Finance

Laurie Richardson and Jenifer Wyss.

The Redding Republican Town Committee (RTC) endorsed Laurie Richardson and Jenifer Wyss as candidates for the Redding Board of Finance at its monthly meeting on April 27.

The endorsed candidates will be voted on as part of the RTC slate in the July 25 party caucus. Pending the caucus results, the winning candidates would go on the ballot for this November’s town election.

RTC Chair Michael Thompson said that “both Laurie and Jenifer bring extremely strong financial knowledge and skills to the table and we are pleased to endorse them as candidates for the Redding Board of Finance. We are confident they will be excellent stewards of the fiscal responsibility for our town.”


Laurie Richardson, a native of Easton, and her husband, John, have lived in Redding since 1997. They have two children, ages 14 and 23. She is currently an adjunct professor of finance at Fairfield University, where she’s worked since 2001. She is also self-employed together with her husband at RPJ Inc., which operates Pine Tree Garage. Earlier in her career, she was employed as an insurance agent with Taylor-Lawlor Group in Darien and William Raveis Insurance in Fairfield. She has served on the Redding Zoning Commission and the Easton Pension and Employee Benefits Commission and has also been a volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 15 in Redding. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Sacred Heart University and a master’s degree in finance from Fairfield University. She is currently a candidate for a finance doctorate at Sacred Heart University.


Jenifer Wyss has lived in Redding since 2013. A CPA, she is currently a supervising project manager for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), an independent, private-sector, not-for-profit organization based in Norwalk that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations that follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Before joining the FASB, she was a partner in the St. Louis office of BKD, a top-15 public accounting firm, and before that, a partner in the St. Louis office of RSM (formerly McGladrey), the fifth largest public accounting firm. She is a member of Redding Neighbors and Newcomers and is a Mark Twain Library volunteer. Prior to moving to Redding, she was the Finance Committee chairperson as well as treasurer and board member of Grace Hill Settlement House, a member of the Eastern Illinois Accountancy Advisory Board and a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Best Friends Animal Society and numerous United Way agencies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University.

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  • Alex Gray

    In view of what republicans in power have been doing for the past 10 – 12 years, I am amused that they still have a tribe and they still manage to elect tribe representatives … both amusing and at the same tragic for America. Are these the people who have been marching with “keep the government hands out of my Medicare” signs? LOL, LOL, LOL

    • Normnutman

      Your hatred for Natalie is amazing. She is gone, give it a rest. If you ever follow the BoF meetings, it is the Democratic member who has been pushing for higher budgets and more taxes. Rather than complain, I challenge you to watch some of the archived BoF meetings and see which members want more taxes, or namely to fund the school system via blank check.

      Your Medicare comment is just plain stupid. The only LOL I can think of is your comments in general. LOL LOL LOL.

      • Alex Gray

        Natalie Ketcham and GOP are responsible for the fiscal situation Redding finds itself in today. The fact that she is no longer residing in Redding doesn’t make her deeds and less painful for us today or our children tomorrow … but it is conferting. GOP has mismanaged Redding for over 20 years and what they have done will not be fixed for decades is ever. And thanks for the advice as many of those meeting I have attended however, rest assured that I will give your advice the attention it deserves.

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