I am a Julliard trained classical musician and recording and performing soloist who left NY City with my wife and son in 2011 to settle in Newtown on Taunton Hill. We carefully chose Newtown and have been rewarded with its charm, authenticity, people and sophistication.
My positive feelings for the town have been a major factor in my community service and involvement in both town and state level organizations and issues. I am committed to maintaining Newtown and Connecticut an attractive and affordable place to live. For example, I worked closely and intensely with a non-partisan group to push back the toll tax in our state, which would have had a significant financial impact on Newtown and its residents. Our children’s future is foremost in my mind and I have worked with concerned parents of all political affiliations as well as our Superintendent to get our kids back in school. Ensuring that Newtown residents have appropriate control over town decisions is critical and I worked with both political parties to draft a resolution opposing the over-reaching zoning legislation that would have taken that control away. As a result, positive developments like the revitalization of the Newtown Inn became a reality. I am well connected in local government and will use those connections to serve us all.
My values are conservative and I serve as Vice-Chair of the Newtown Republican Town Committee, but as the foregoing shows, I work successfully with and for all groups to mutual benefit. I would continue this work as a member of the Legislative Council and would ensure that special interest groups in town do not unduly influence what is best for Newtown. I understand the connection between Newtown and State matters and will be vigilant in looking out for Newtown’s interests. While things are generally good in Newtown, there’s room for us to get our schools back to their outstanding reputation and more fiscal discipline in our decision making. Let's get there together.
I love this gem of a place with a flagpole in the middle of it and will continue to devote my energies to making it all that it can be.