I want to see Newtown grow & prosper while maintaining fiscal accountability and keeping its small town feel & sense of community. I am taking on this challenge with the encouragement, love & support of my wonderful family. I look forward to serving the people of Newtown.
My family moved to Newtown, from Maine in 1967. I grew up and went through the Newtown School System. I have lived in town for 48 years, leaving for a brief period when first married, then returning to raise my family here. My wife of 37yrs, Sue is a retired nurse and current Assistant Republican Registrar of Voters. We have 2 sons, Brendon (35) is an Area Coordinator for Central Ct State University and Ryan (30) Manager of Georgetown Package Store and an active member of Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Department. We also have a “Grand pup” Nymeria, a wonderful Shepard/Husky mix.
Expansive & varied business experience helps qualify me for a position on Board of Finance. I was the Vice President of Operations for Atlantic Air Commuter Airlines (family owned & operated). Manager of a (multi- million dollar) Liquor Store overseeing purchasing & maintaining inventory, pricing, scheduling staff, advertising & marketing. Currently I am a Sales Consultant (26 years to present) at Eder Bros, managing accounts with buying, maintaining inventory, correct pricing. Knowing when & what to purchase for best profitability.
I have coached, both in house youth and travel soccer and basketball for numerous years and continued even after my sons had aged out. I felt I wanted to give back to these programs as there was someone there to coach me as I went through my youth.
Hobbies include gardening & woodworking. Avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and the New England Patriots.