Charles Gardner - Vice Chair

Charles Gardner

Council Vice Chairman

The Legislative Council is entrusted with finding the right balance between competing concerns and delivering the greatest possible value for residents, whether it involves funding our schools or maintaining our roads. My aspiration, as both a candidate and as a parent of children in Newtown's public schools, is to ensure that Newtown not only sustains the quality of life that we all enjoy, but also builds on its strengths over the long term.

I am a Connecticut-based attorney with a practice primarily devoted to litigation. My experience as a lawyer gives me a deep familiarity with state and local statutes and regulations that will serve me well in a legislative position.

Over the past several years, I have served on both the Board of Assessment Appeals and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

My wife Kathy and I moved to Newtown five years ago, and we now live in Sandy Hook with our four sons. The older two boys attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, while the two younger attend the wonderful Merryhill Child Care Center on Queen Street. We're proud to call Newtown home and love raising our children in this community.