A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Duke University School of Law, Candice began her career as a New York City prosecutor. After moving to Westport in 2002 with her family, including two small children, she built a thriving real estate law practice.
Her contributions to the community benefit the people of Westport in many ways. Since 2010, she has co-chaired “Booked for the Evening,” the Westport Library’s main fundraising event. On the Board of the Conservative Synagogue, she helped lead the search for a new rabbi and has held several PTA positions over the years. Within the Democratic Town Committee, she has served as both the Finance Chair and Vice-Chair, steering Westport’s focus on the future.
Candice is an independent thinker who works constructively with others. Throughout her work and service, she has built a wide array of personal relationships in Westport and the region. Her effective communication, keen legal thinking, cognizance of context, and her commitment to ensuring Westport’s institutions work for all residents will serve her well in the role of Second Selectwoman.
Some of her Westport favorites include peppermint stick ice cream at Saugatuck Sweets, paddle boarding on the Saugatuck River, long walks with good friends at Compo Beach, and enjoying Bar Taco with her husband, Daniel Gross, daughter Aliza (Staples ‘16), and son Ethan (Staples ’20).
Candice Savin, a Connecticut native and 20-year resident of Westport, is well-known in town as a long-time public servant, parent, community leader, and successful attorney.
Candice stepped up to lead the Board of Education in November 2019 at a time when the Board faced several daunting challenges. Under her leadership, the Board gained the trust of the parents, pursued professional development in our schools, and worked collaboratively with town leaders to return our students to Coleytown Middle School. Through the last year, Candice’s commitment to our community successfully guided our students, parents, and faculty through the unprecedented challenges we faced. One year later, our schools continue to deliver for Westport and attract new families.