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Meet The Candidates

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Kirk Carr is a retired 38-year advertising and operations executive with Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, including both domestic and global experience with senior managerial responsibilities.

Since moving to Clinton, he has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He co-authored the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development and facilitated the Cecil Group Action Plan for the Unilever property. As a member of the Economic Development Commission, he invented and produces the monthly and seasonal restaurants and events guides that are now in their third year. They continue to invite more of the over four million Clinton Crossing annual visitors “to stay and to play” in Clinton after shopping. As an alternate on the Board of Finance, as a minority voice, he consistently seeks better fiscal alternatives than raising taxes.

As the Treasurer of Clinton Placemakers, he helped to fund the Clinton Art Gallery, to incubate the Clinton Sailing Club and to enable tax-exempt contributions for the Bike and Pedestrian Alliance’s footbridge over the Indian River to the Indian River Recreation Center. As an IRS-certified VITA volunteer, he contributes 80 hours annually, preparing taxes as a free service in the Henry Carter Hull Library.

He and his wife have been married for 44 years and have two married sons and three grandchildren.
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Kirk Carr
For First Selectman

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Phil Sengle
For Selectman




Phil Sengle is a 35-year retired Sales Director at AT&T. He started his career in R&D at Bell Laboratories as an engineer. He then filled various management roles at AT&T before retiring. He is also a US Navy veteran who is married with two sons and five grandchildren.

In Clinton, Phil is in his second term on the Police Commission and is proud of the choice they made in selecting a new chief. He has also served on Planning and Zoning and was the first chairman of the Fair Rent Commission. In addition, Phil ran for first selectman in 2013; has served as Veterans Chairman at the Westbrook Elks Lodge; and is a former chairman of the Republican Town Committee. Phil also believes his party has squandered an opportunity to bring positive change to Clinton.