Trumbull Democrats

Trumbull Democrats – Our Elected Officials 2017-19

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Trumbull Democratic Elected Officials in Trumbull TOWN LEADERSHIP

Vicki Tesoro

FIRST SELECTMAN

Email Vicki directly: Vicki@VickiForTrumbull.org

First Selectman

I pledged to be a First Selectman who actively seeks out differing points of view, who leads by example, who treats everyone with respect, who puts the Citizens first and Party second. That is what I will do. Let’s work together to create a community that does not divide us into groups but unites us in a common purpose to make this community better for all its citizens. 


Anthony Musto

TOWN TREASURER

Email Anthony directly: AMusto@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Treasurer

My previous experience as Town Treasurer helps me make sound investment decisions in order to maximize our town’s income and reduce debt expenditures.


Trumbull Democratic Elected Officials on Trumbull TOWN COUNCIL

Dawn Cantafio

Town Council, District 1

Email Dawn directly: DCantafio@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Chairman of the Public Works Committee
  • Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee
  • Member of the Education Committee

Vice Chairman

I will continue to work for transparency for all residents and continue to bring items of importance to the public for discussion.


Bill Mecca

Town Council, District 1

Email Bill directly: BMecca@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Vice Chairman of the Education Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee

Council Member

By honoring the spirit of Trumbull’s founding families and public service, I will continually work to strengthen community engagement and collaborative decision making through increased public awareness, representation, and participation in deciding Trumbull’s future.


Keith Klain

Town Council, District 2

Email Keith directly: KKlain@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Vice Chairman of the Rules & Research Committee
  • Alternate for the Finance Committee

Council Member

I will bring the principles of integrity, accountability and transparency to my position. I will ensure that my positions and votes reflect the residents of my district.


Kevin Shively

Town Council, District 2

Email Kevin directly: KShively@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Vice Chairman of the Public Works Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee

Council Member

I want to bring civility to the Town Council and to ensure that the concerns of every Trumbull citizen are heard. I believe Trumbull needs leaders who can bring people together with a shared vision for our town.


Mary Beth Thornton

Town Council, District 2

Email Mary Beth directly: MThornton@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Town Council, 2003-2010, 2012-present
  • Former Chairman of the Finance Committee
  • Majority Leader under the Baldwin Administration
  • Minority Leader under the Herbst Administration

Chairman

My major goals have always been fiscal responsibility coupled with protecting the excellent quality of life here in Trumbull. I vote what I feel is in my constituents’ best interests.


Thomas Whitmoyer

Town Council, District 2

Email Thomas directly: TWhitmoyer@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Chairman of the Education Committee
  • Vice Chairman of the Legislative & Administrative Committee
  • Alternate for the Rules & Research Committee

Deputy Majority Leader

I promise to listen and provide a voice for the citizens of Trumbull and serve in a way that protects their interests, and the interests of the town. I want to be measured on my voting record that clearly puts residents first and town government second.


Open Seat — To be Filled Jan. 4

Town Council, District 3

Council Member


Jason Marsh

Town Council, District 3

Email Jason directly: JMarsh@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Chairman of the Legislative & Administrative Committee
  • Member of the Education Committee

Majority Leader

My overriding goal is to help restore the collegiality and spirit of cooperation to the Council that has been lacking for the last eight years. Town government should be a coming together of friends and neighbors to work towards the common good.


Bruce Elstein

Town Council, District 4

Email Bruce directly: BElstein@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Chairman of the Rules & Research Committee
  • Member of the Legislative & Administrative Committee
  • Member of the Public Works Committee

Council Member

In becoming part of our community government, I want to help our town reach good decisions with input from as many insightful minds as Trumbull has to offer. 


Ashley Gaudiano

Town Council, District 4

Email Ashley directly: AGaudiano@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Member of the Rules & Research Committee
  • Alternate for the Education Committee
  • Alternate for the Legislative & Administrative Committee

Council Member

My priority is to ensure that families are represented, and that all of our citizens — from the youngest to the most senior — have a voice in our town’s future. I want to help foster a government that is transparent in its action, responsible in its decisions, and accountable to its citizens.


Lisa Valenti

Town Council, District 4

Email Lisa directly: LValenti@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Chairman of the Finance Committee
  • Alternate for the Public Works Committee

Council Member

I will continue to assess each issue with an open mind and keep taxes, safety, and economic development in mind. I commit to analyzing each issue with the greater good for all as my goal.


Trumbull Democratic Elected Officials on Trumbull BOARD of FINANCE

Marty Isaac

Board of Finance

Email Marty directly: MIsaac@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Board Member

I will refocus spending priorities to reduce spending on government bureaucracy and excess attorney fees. I will ensure schools are funded for success. I will fund past retirement obligations and invest responsibly in our future. 


Lainie McHugh

Board of Finance

Email Lainie directly: LMcHugh@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Board Member

I will continue to do my homework and come prepared for each meeting. I will also strive to keep divisive politics from affecting the Board of Finance by seeing that proper processes and procedures are followed to maintain the intended checks and balances of government so that we may act in the best interest of all Trumbull residents.


Trumbull Democratic Elected Officials on Trumbull BOARD of EDUCATION

Kathleen Fearon

Board of Education

Email Kathleen directly: KFearon@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Policy Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • BEI Committee

Board Member

I will bring my focus, listening skills and critical thinking to the Board in a sincere effort to invest wisely. My goal is to accelerate the journey to improve the Trumbull schools and make them even better than those that brought me here as a single parent moving to Fairfield County.


Lucinda Timpanelli

Board of Education

Email Lucinda directly: LTimpanelli@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Facilities Committee
  • Vendor Contract Review Committee
  • Superintendent’s Goals & Review Evaluation Committee
  • TPAUD (Trumbull Parents Against Underage Drinking/Drugs)

Board Member

My goal is to continue to maintain the educational needs required to support a high performing school district by promoting sound policies that sustain our notable accomplishments via reasonable funding.


Mike Ward

Board of Education

Email Mike directly: MWard@TrumbullDemocrats.org

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Facilities Committee
  • Union Negotiations
  • CES Liaison

Board Member

I will continue to use my many years of experience and knowledge to work to improve the education of all Trumbull students. I will also improve transparency and public involvement in government by ensuring that all public notice requirements in our town charter are followed.


Trumbull Democratic Elected Officials on Trumbull PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Fred Garrity Jr.

Planning and Zoning Commission

Email Fred directly: FGarrity@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Commissioner

I use my abilities and experience to do what’s right for Trumbull residents, Trumbull businesses, and the municipality of Trumbull itself.


Dan Helfrich

Planning and Zoning Commission

Email Dan directly: DHelfrich@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Commissioner

I work to promote environmentally sustainable practices and procedures, and to ensure that zoning enforcement in the town is fair and uniformly applied.


Tony D’Aquila (2018)

Planning and Zoning Commission

Email Tony directly: TDaquila@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Commissioner to be seated in 2018

I will provide an opportunity for an open and transparent line of communication between the Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearings and the public.


Don Scinto

Planning and Zoning Commission

Email Don directly: DScinto@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Alternate (appointed)

I support decisions that are in the best interests of the town of Trumbull, particularly the seniors.


Trumbull Democratic Elected Officials on Trumbull BOARD of ASSESSMENT APPEALS

Tim Cantafio

Board of Assessment Appeals

Email Tim directly: TCantafio@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Board Member

I will continue to provide fair and equal treatment and processing of various personal property and real estate tax appeals to all town residents as I have in the past.


Trumbull Democratic Elected Officials on Trumbull ZONING BOARD of APPEALS

Matt Reale

Zoning Board of Appeals

Email Matt directly: MReale@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Board Member

I’m happy to serve the town in which I was born and raised and the town that I have chosen to make my lifelong home. It’s my pleasure to contribute my 25 years of experience and knowledge as a real estate attorney to the Zoning Board of Appeals.


Cathy Creager

Zoning Board of Appeals

Email Cathy directly: CCreager@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Board Member

I will serve the residents of the Town of Trumbull with diligence and fairness.


Trumbull Democratic CONSTABLE

Raymond Baldwin

Constable

Email Raymond directly: RBaldwin@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Constable

I’m excited to continue my service in Trumbull as an elected Constable.


David W. Kayne

Constable

Email David directly: DKayne@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Constable

I want to open up the windows and let in some fresh air by serving the community in an open and transparent manner, in cooperation with colleagues “across the aisle.”


Trumbull Democratic REGISTRAR of VOTERS

Laurel Anderson

Democratic Registrar of Voters

Email Laurel directly: LAnderson@TrumbullDemocrats.org

Registrar