My name is Rob Hawley, and I am running for a position on the Board of Assessment Appeals. Over the past decade, Newtown has been my home, shared with my wife and daughter.
I am actively engaged in our community as a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Rose of Lima, Council #185 as well as Assembly #3230. In addition, I have been a dedicated EMT since 1993 and am a member of the Newtown Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). In addition to my civic involvement, I enjoy woodworking and started a small business, Rustic Flags and Custom CNC Woodworking. Simultaneously, I am working towards my Private Pilot Certificate and collaborating with my family on the construction of a homebuilt airplane. Professionally, I have provided security at Sikorsky Aircraft for 37 years in various roles including supervisor, and have been responsible for manpower scheduling and budgeting.
Drawing inspiration from my wife Tiffany's recent term of service on the Zoning Board of Appeals, I now see an opportunity to serve our town as well by running for office. During these inflationary times, the citizens of Newtown need to manage their resources as best they can. If a citizen believes they are being over-taxed, there is a process to rectify that, and I believe that I can help with the determination by reviewing the evidence presented and making a sound decision for both the individual as well as the town. Nobody likes to pay more than their fair share, but to live in a safe and prosperous community we need to provide the town with the requisite funds to accomplish their mission.