I am proud to be the Chair of the Wallingford DTC since April 2020. I have lived in Connecticut my whole adult life, starting out after graduating college as a union organizer for Local 34 at Yale University. I worked for the union through the strike of 2004, then focused on our young family and working with my husband building our two businesses here in Wallingford. After our first child was born, I joined the board of Beth Israel Synagogue and remained on for a total of fifteen years, serving ten as president. I currently work in the solar industry.
My goal for our DTC is to get Democrats elected to office and to create a better future for all Wallingford residents. We need leadership in this town with an eye towards the long-term future, the same type of leadership that started the Wallingford Electric Division a hundred years ago. We have a lot of work to do to make that happen, but I know we can do it. My goal is to be communicating with all the registered Democrats of Wallingford—to hear what they have to say about what is happening in our town and welcome them to come get involved in making the changes we want to see. With outreach, communication, and voter education, we can change the political landscape in this town. Our actions locally will impact globally.
Party Vice-Chair:My husband and I moved to Wallingford in December, 1984. We raised two children in Wallingford, both attending public school. I volunteered at the schools throughout their public school years.
Activism and volunteerism is an integral part of me.
There are many goals that are achievable for our DTC. I am interested in creating more opportunities for people to speak up and volunteer, there is so much to be done. I bring my professional office skills and sales skills to this position along with my time, as I am retired. Everyone has a gift to share with the DTC. With a shared goal of getting our candidates elected to office in Wallingford, we can create real change. There is a role for everyone.
When we work together we make a difference.
Wallingford has been my home for twenty-one years now, but I was born and raised in Bridgeport. My daughter attended Wallingford Public Schools from sixth grade through high-school graduation. My career experience includes the private sector, where I worked in corporate communications, direct mail/marketing, and promotion. Then I returned to school to become a high school English teacher and worked for twenty years, first in Bridgeport and then in Berlin, CT, high schools before retiring.
The 2016 election and the Women's March were my impetus to become involved in political activism. Through volunteering in various ways and for local candidates the past four years, I met several people I now am proud to serve with on the WDTC. Through coordinated, focused efforts, I believe we Democrats can usher in more progressive policies that will address the needs of all of Wallingford's citizens.
Born and raised in Wallingford, I am proud to be a Wallingford native and passionate about making it a good place to live. In my youth I was known for volunteering at my church and becoming an Eagle scout. I went on to earn a degree in mathematics through SCSU’s Honors College program. While my original career goal was to become a math teacher, my skill with technology led me to create my own IT consulting firm, and now I am an IT director for a language services company where I manage policy, process, system architecture, and security.
I first became involved with the DTC in 2012 and became treasurer in 2018. My service helped the leadership build a stronger committee. As treasurer, I track the funds and keep the DTC compliant with state regulations. Beyond that, I use my expertise and experience to build better processes and move the DTC forward.