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2023 MAYORAL CANDIDATE
James Demetriades is a Cromwell native, a Labor/ Employment Attorney, and current Councilperson. James was first elected to the Cromwell Town Council in 2017 and has served as liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee, LGBTQ Advisory Board, and Youth Services Advisory Board.
James graduated from Cromwell High School in 2011 and then Fordham University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. He then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law where he graduated in 2018 Cum Laude with two concentrations with honors in workplace law and civil advocacy. He is currently employed at Ferguson, Doyle, and Chester P.C. where he represents Unions across Connecticut.
If elected as mayor, he’ll continue to be an independent and accountable voice for Cromwell!
My campaign is about ideas and what we can achieve together. The following core tenants are my campaign's foundation: modernization, collaboration, and sustainable infrastructure. W I have a strategic plan to grow our community to embrace the opportunities and manage the challenges of the 21st century.
Digitize town resources to increase remote access and virtual services.
Involve information technology professionals on town staff.
Develop and infrastructure plan and appoint a standing building committee to maintain our current buildings and look for opportunities for future investment.
Share resources and capital investments with neighboring communities and the Board of Education and Fire District.
Hire a grant coordinator to secure more grant funding for the town.
Increase community engagement with newsletters and the renewal of the Community Events Committee to plan future activities like the Riverport Festival.
Engage Cromwell's small business owners with surveys and use their feedback to create a business-friendly environment in Cromwell.
Improve drainage infrastructure to prevent flooding of the riverfront, roads, sports fields and homes.
Install electric charging stations and solar panels to reduce energy costs.
Expand pedestrian connectivity including adding bike paths and connecting Cromwell to Middletown with bike paths.
Become a Connecticut Certified Sustainable Community.
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