The New Canaan Democratic Town Committee unanimously nominated Beth Jones for selectman and candidates for seven other offices at its caucus last week.

The caucus took place in the Lapham Community Center, with more than 30 Democrats voting by a show of hands on the uncontested slate.

Jones is an incumbent member of the Board of Selectmen who has served since 2011. She also served on the Town Council from 2007 through 2011. She is a board member of the League of Women Voters and the Kiwanis Club.

During the past two years on the Board of Selectmen, Jones said she worked on the town’s plan of Conservation and Development which was completed in 2014, to enhance existing open space and promoting sustainability.

“It’s a great group of candidates,” Jones said.

Two priorities are approving the $16.9 million Saxe Middle School auditorium renovation and 12 classroom expansion and a project to build a long-discussed tiered parking garage on Locust Avenue, Jones said.

The 12-classroom expansion project at Saxe has been endorsed by the Board of Education to meet projected enrollment at the school through the early 2020s when enrollment is expected to break 1,400 students. The current building can accommodate 1,200 students.

“Both the Saxe project and the Locust Avenue project have been so well-studied that everyone is pretty much convinced they are good projects and it would be foolish to put them off any further,” Jones said. “… New Canaan is really incredibly and deservedly proud of its school system and believes that educating our children is the most important thing the town does.”

With a section of sidewalk planned to connect the southern part of Elm Street to Irwin Park on Weed Street, Jones said she would like to see further stretches of sidewalk along Weed Street connecting to Richmond Hill Road to make it easier to walk in the vicinity of downtown.

“I’d love to see us expand the sidewalks and eventually it would be just fabulous to connect all our parks,” Jones said. “There are gaps on Richmond Hill Road where it is just dangerous.”

The gathering also nominated Board of Finance member Jim Kucharczyk as a candidate for Town Council, to replace current member John Emert who is not running for re-election. Joseph Paladino, an incumbent, also got the party’s nod to run for a second term on the Town Council.

Kucharczyk is a former member of the New Canaan Board of Education and Finance; a past member of the New Canaan High School Board of Directors, and works as senior director of Supply Chain Management for Cigna Corporation in Hartford.

He has three children who graduated from New Canaan Public Schools and has been married for 33 years.

Paladino is a self-employed building contractor in Fairfield County since 1988 who specializes in historic preservation of homes and other properties. Previously, he was program director at the Norwalk YMCA and Senior Program Director at the Ridgefield YMCA.

The Democrats nominated Brendan Hayes for the Board of Education, the managing director at the financial services firm, Millstein & Co., and a father of three. With many priorities to balance to achieve the district’s education goals, Hayes expertise in investment banking and finance could help the town meet spending needs creatively, according to his campaign bio.

At Millstein, Hayes provides advisory services for companies and creditors in recapitalizations and restructurings and graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a masters in business administration and a bachelor of science degree mathematics and history from Tulane University.

The party also nominated:

Cindy Franco, a town resident for 34 years, as town constable. In town she volunteers at Waveny Care Center providing physical therapy to residents and is a founding member of Spencer’s Run, a dog park at Waveny Park. Professionally she has worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years, including working with Couture designers in New York City.

Arnold Karp, for constable. Karp is the founder of Karp Associates Inc., a New Canaan-based firm specializing in professional construction management, real estate consulting and development, the building of custom home. He has been a member of the New Canaan YMCA board for 17 years, and a past member of the Town of New Canaan Master Planning Committee and the New Canaan High School Building Committee.

Edward C. Vollmer for constable. A 32-year resident of New Canaan, Vollmer is a member of the town’s Democratic Town Committee and serves on the board of the New Canaan Historical Society. In 1979 he found the medical device company Unimar, and worked with physicians in the United States and overseas to develop specialized devices. His background also includes time as a New York State trooper and creative director for a New York City advertising firm.

Gerry Harrington, a 35-year town resident, for the New Canaan Board of Assessment Appeals. Harrington has been a residential and commercial real estate agent for more than 20 years after working in the real estate department of Cummings & Lockwood, an area law firm, and for General Electric and Brookhaven National Laboratories.