Jennifer is currently the Second Selectwoman of Westport, CT. Prior to that position, she was a member of the Westport Board of Finance (2013-2017) and Chair of the Audit Subcommittee (2015-2017). Her service to the town began with her appointment to the Conservation Commission (2009-2011) and then as an elected official on the Westport Board of Education (2011-2013).
Jennifer continues to focus on education, specifically closing the achievement gap in our state which is one of the worst in the country. She spends many hours working on the boards of organizations that are committed to high quality and affordable education for children in all communities throughout Connecticut. To that end, Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors for the State Education Resource Center, the Adam J. Lewis Preschool in Bridgeport and serves on Bishop Frank Caggiano's Education Commission for the Diocese of Bridgeport.Jennifer's ties to the business community also remain strong, as she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Women's Business Development Council. The mission of WBDC is to provide entrepreneurial training, financial education and professional development to current and aspiring female small business owners across Connecticut, so they can start and grow a thriving business in our local cities and towns.
As a community volunteer, Jennifer serves on the Westport Weston Family YMCA Bedford Family Social Responsibility Fund Committee, is a member of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club and serves on the Sunrise Rotary 21st Century Foundation Board. Additionally, she loves spending her weekends in the fall and spring on the soccer field as a volunteer coach for the Westport Soccer Association.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is married to Mo Tooker and they have three children, Jack, Riley and Nicole.