Marpe’s Marriage

First Selectman Jim Marpe was not in the office — or on call — Saturday.

He had a good excuse. He and his wife Mary Ellen were giving away their daughter Samantha in marriage. The ceremony was held at the US Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland — the groom’s alma mater.

First Selectman Jim Marpe and his daughter Samantha.

The 2002 Staples High School and 2006 Penn State graduate — now a recruiter with Henkel Search Partners, a New York firm specializing in private equity firm recruitment — married Kristofer Andy Sandor.

A lieutenant nuclear submarine officer who worked in the office of the Secretary of Defense, he also served as a White House social aide in the Bush and Obama administrations. An MBA graduate of Stanford with a master’s from Georgetown, he’s now in the private sector, most recently as general manager of Citi Bike.

Samantha Marpe and Kristofer Sandor.

According to the New York Times they met in 2016 through a dating app, the League.

(Hat tip: Avi Kaner)

3 responses to “Marpe’s Marriage

  1. Caryl Beatus

    OOPS – CITI BIKE?

  2. Scott Broder

    Congratulations Samantha🌟
    Beautiful bride best wishes❗️
    Julia & Scott Broder

    Kudos Mary Ellen & Jim 💥👍🏼😊