Liz Sanford – Bio:
Liz Sanford has called Farmington home for 17 years. She lives in town with her husband Ted and her children Will, 24 and Libby, 21. Liz grew up in Granby and attended Drew University, earning a degree in Political Science. For the past several years, she has worked for Farmington Public Schools as the building substitute at Noah Wallace School. A long-time volunteer in the Farmington community, Liz is currently on the board of the Stanley Whitman House Museum, serving as vice-chair and serves on the Stewardship committee at First Church of Christ, Congregational, where she’s held many positions over the years. In addition, she is a Land Steward for the Farmington Land Trust. Liz served the town as a member of the Farmington Village Center Committee. She has also volunteered with the Farmington Community Chest, Boy Scout Troop 68, and Farmington Youth Lacrosse.
Liz sees Farmington as a diverse, creative, and vibrant community; uniquely positioned to grow while maintaining the charm and attributes that speak for our history. Liz’s desire to run for office stems from her love of the town, and a desire to see it continue to thrive, prioritizing a balance of growth and tradition as we move into the future. Liz’s involvement in many aspects of the Farmington community, from the schools to community groups to religious life has given her an appreciation and value of many of its assets. Her husband is co-owner of a business that has been in town for over 135 years giving her an understanding of the history of Farmington with respect to its business climate. Liz seeks to empower Farmington to continue its dynamic growth, while respecting and honoring the past.
Liz’s husband’s family are long-time residents of Farmington and their children are the 14th generation of the Sanford/Wadsworth family to live in the Farmington community. Liz notes that should she be elected, she would be following in her father’s footsteps – he served on the Granby Planning and Zoning board for over 25 years; over 10 of those as chair. Liz hopes to carry on his great example of service to his community.