Robert Merola
22 Ashford Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
merola1lc@sbcglobal.net
merola1lc@sbcglobal.net

Robert Merola

Office:

Legislative Council, District 1

Objectives:
Critical thinking, good listening and common sense are attributes that generate positive results. Thinking critically and fairly leads to good decision-making. Being a good listener and seeking the facts leads to a better understanding of the issues. Common sense along with being informed and understanding the issues can foster common ground.

As a member of the Legislative Council, I plan to utilize these characteristics to find common ground that will minimize the tax burden, enhance education and provide a safe and respectful community environment for Newtown residents from our eldest to our youngest.

I also support better communication amongst and between boards and commissions throughout Newtown. This open dialog will result in the best outcomes for our community.

During these tough economic times, I will endeavor to use common sense with your dollars and cents to make solid and responsible financial recommendations as budget time approaches.

Qualifications:
        • Member, Legislative Council
        • Member, Newtown School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee
        • Past community member, Legislative Council Ad Hoc Facilities Committee
        • Past community member, Newtown School District Technology  Curriculum Committee
        •  United Way of Western Connecticut, 5 years
        • Consultant, local Newtown business, 2 years
        •  IBM, 37 years
        • Newtown resident, 26 years
        • Married to Terry and have two grown children and two grandchildren
        • BS, Mathematics - Brooklyn College
        • MS, Mathematics – University of Illinois