New Canaan resident Tom Butterworth is seeking the endorsement of the Republican Party for re-election to the Town Council. We put some questions to the incumbent about his candidacy. Our exchange follows. New Canaanite: Tell us about yourself—how long have you lived in New Canaan, what have you been involved with here in town and what led to your decision to seek re-election? Tom Butterworth: My wife Libby and I have lived in and loved New Canaan for over 30 years.