William F. L. Rodgers
208 Hattertown Road
Newtown, CT 06470
sugrbrk@aol.com

William F. L. Rodgers

Office: Board of Selectman

Objectives:

I have decided to run for re-election to the Board of Selectman for three reasons. First, I desire to continue volunteering. From my days as an Eagle Scout right through my recent tour in Iraq as a Marine, civic duty has been a large part of my life.  Second, it makes sense to serve in a capacity where one can contribute the most. I believe my experience on the Legislative Council, as a member for twelve years and Chair for the last six, allowed me to accumulate enough knowledge of the workings of town government and the interaction among boards to contribute as a Selectman with no need for a "learning curve" or on the job training. Finally and perhaps most importantly, I am excited to have the chance to work again with Pat Llodra and support her as First Selectman. I have worked with Pat for years on the Council and respect her greatly. We communicate efficiently and complement each other's skill sets. As a team I am confident we can do great things for Newtown. In the months from Memorial Day to Election Day, I hope you will listen to our plans and goals for Newtown, and, if you like what you hear, give us your support at the polls.


Qualifications:
  • Chairman, Newtown Legislative Council, 6 years
  • Member, Newtown Legislative Council, 12 years
  • Chairman, Ordinance Committee, 1998-2003
  • Member, Ad Hoc Elderly Tax Relief Committee, 1999-2000
  • Chairman, Hattertown Historic District Commission, 1993-1997
  • Chairman, Middle Gate School Site-Based Management Council, 1995-1997
  • Member, Republican Town Committee
  • Trustee, Newtown Historical Society, 1997-2001
  • Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve (Operation Iraqi Freedom 8/06-3/07)
  • B. A. and A.M., University of Pennsylvania (political Science/Public Policy) J. D., Boston University
  • Newtown resident 15 years, married (wife Moira, daughter Amelia)

Achievements:
  • Drafted and introduced litter ordinance and ordinances affording tax relief to the elderly, disabled, volunteer firefighters, ambulance personnel, and surviving spouses of firefighters and police killed in line of duty.
  • Drafted an ordinance modifying existing ordinances allowing the fines imposed for ordinance violations to accrue to Newtown, not the State of Connecticut.
  • As Chairman, brought Coucil to consensus during difficult budget times