Litchfield's new town treasurer takes oath of office
New town treasurer Francis Carpentier is sworn in on Friday while flanked by his predecessor, David T. Wilson, left, and First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. on Friday. BZ photos
In a changing of the guard Friday, longtime Litchfield Town Treasurer David T. Wilson turned over the reins of the position to Francis Carpentier.
Carpentier was sworn in by Town Clerk Lisa Losee during a brief ceremony at Town Hall. Wilson, town treasurer since 1987, and First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. were on hand.
Wilson, a Republican, stepped down to focus on his duties as state representative in the 66th District. Carpentier, a Republican, will serve out the balance of Wilson's term and will be eligible to run for town treasurer in the November election.
“David has been in this position for so long and has served the town and the taxpayers well, but I’m honored and looking forward to it and will work diligently at it," Carpentier said.
Carpentier has worked in financial services for more than 30 years. He is a principal and chief compliance officer with Mullaney, Keating and Wright Inc., an investment firm in West Hartford.
The town will be able to count on Carpentier to deliver quality serice as town treasurer, according to Wilson.
“We are very blessed to have someone of Fran’s caliber in the position,” Wilson said. “I feel very confident in his ability, his attention to detail, and his qualifications as he assumes the responsibilities, which are many.”
As treasurer, Carpentier will oversee all of the town's financial accounts and will provide advice on bonding.
Below, outgoing town treasurer David T. Wilson hands the position's manual to his successor, Francis Carpentier, on Friday.