Board of Finance
I believe that Newtown is the community we love because for generations we have built on the efforts of those who came before us, picking up where they left off and moving forward through challenges and triumphs. It is our duty to manage our home town responsibly to support its long-term sustainability and growth. Yet too many of our friends and neighbors are struggling financially. From seniors to young families like my wife and I, each increase adds to the cumulative burden. We receive services in exchange for the amount of money spent in taxes, such as quality schools, public safety, and road improvements, so there is a balance, as the benefits must always be weighed against the costs. With the right guidance, we can continue to provide essential local resources while focusing our spending and maintaining accountability for money allocated and spent. This directly impacts each of us and is why I am running for Board of Finance.
As a member of the Newtown Economic Development Commission, I have collaborated on the work our EDC does to improve our community and expand our tax base. As a trustee for the Library Board, I have worked to protect and sustain that historic Newtown instruction through challenging times as the role of public libraries is evolving. Together with my wife, we own a small business here in Sandy Hook.
My wife grew up here, and when we bought our house, we committed to this community as our home. My goal is to add a new generation of responsible oversight to the Board of Finance, hopefully with your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, and I look forward to working with everyone.