James McFarland
45 Turkey Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470

James McFarland

Office: Board of Assessment Appeals

  • Serve the citizens of Newtown
  • Listen objectively to all who come before the board
  • Seek to understand all sides of every appeal
  • Incorporate input and perspective from fellow board members
  • Deliver fair decisions based on the ordinances and guidelines


  • Newtown resident for over 12 years
  • Local business owner since 2003
  • Member, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Board of Trustees, Newtown CT
  • Basic understanding of accounting and tax concepts
  • 25 years experience in software development
  • Solid listening and analytic skills
  • Comfortable making decisions based in principle
  • Married to Peggy, with 1 child at home, and one grown child in Trumbull