Tom Long has been a resident of Newtown for 16 years since he moved to town in 2005. Tom is happily married to Tina and is a dedicated and caring dog dad to his two Tollers, Darby (14) and Annie (1). He considers himself fortunate for having dogs in his family for over 20 years which have cultivated a better understanding for the need to maintain open space and nurture support for animals in need.
Tom has been active in the Newtown community from the moment he arrived. He has served on the Economic Development Commission, the Parks and Recreation Trails Committee, Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and currently is a trustee of the C.H. Booth Library. In the community, Tom has been a volunteer for the Red Cross and the Newtown Forest Association, founded Newtown Toastmasters, played for the Newtown Sandy Hook Vintage Baseball Club, participated on a Charter Revision Commission and is currently the Race Director for the Newtown Turkey Trot 5K road race.
Tom is a frequent visitor to the Fairfield Hills campus and enjoys all the recreation opportunities Newtown has to offer from Eichler’s Cover to Holcombe Hill. His priorities for the town include continuing to decrease dependency on borrowing, public safety, expansion of open space and advancing road maintenance.
Tom graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s in political science and then received his MBA from Sacred Heart University. He is currently employed as a S.V.P. with The WorkPlace where he oversees operations of a program that helps low income, mature workers return to employment in 4 states. Prior, he was the product lead for a direct marketing agency and handled constituent services for Congressman Christopher Shays.
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