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Scott Lamberson -Mayor


Scott has lived in Cromwell since 2007 and is currently the Chairman of the Cromwell Democratic Town Committee and the Conservation Commission. He has previously served on the Board of Education and the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency. He has degrees from The University of Connecticut and Drew University, and is currently a director for a professional education company. Scott and his wife Jen have two children who attend Woodside Intermediate School.


Platform:


Transparency and Accountability


  • Ensure we have more citizen input into spending decisions - referendums and other methods to solicit feedback 
  • Proactively distribute town information related to all meetings using traditional and social media

Balancing Development with Sustainability

  • Update the Plan of Conservation and Development to keep existing businesses and incentivize new business to grow our grand list
  • Preserve existing open space and farmland
  • Push for increased use of renewable energy in new development
  • Enhance access to retail, municipal, and school buildings for pedestrians and cyclists

Education

  • Move forward the plans to build a new ECS and refurbish CMS


Julie Petrella - Town Clerk


Born and raised in Cromwell, Julie was valedictorian of her class at Cromwell High School and went on to graduate with high honors from the College of William and Mary. She was awarded her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law and is admitted to practice before the Connecticut Superior Court. She is licensed as a Notary Public for the State of Connecticut.

With both the town clerk and longtime assistant clerk retiring, this position will require someone who can learn the job requirements quickly. Julie is already familiar with the daily operations and land record, and her legal background will be an asset, as the office is governed by over 500 state statutes.

Julie will continue the high level of service currently provided by the town clerk’s office, and will look for more ways to make information accessible to the public.


Please vote for Julie on November 5th!


 Jennifer Lepore – Town Council


Jennifer was raised and educated in Cromwell. She attended Quinnipiac University followed by Quinnipiac School of Law. She has served on the board of directors of Future Problem Solving for the last ten years. She has been involved in grassroots political advocacy for many years in local and national campaigns. Currently, she works as an attorney for the Department of Correction and teaches group fitness classes at the Cage in Cromwell.


Vote Row A on November 5th!

 Jennifer Lamberson - Board of Education


Here's Jen's bio in her own words:

I am a 1996 graduate of Rocky Hill High School. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in behavioral science from Drew University in 2000 and my Master of Arts in school counseling from University of Saint Joseph in 2007. I have worked as a school counselor at the high school level for twelve years. I have lived in Cromwell since 2007 with my husband and two children who now attend WIS and I'm currently a PTO volunteer. As a school counselor and mother, I am intimately aware of the challenges our students and teachers face. As a member of the Cromwell Board of Education, I will be a voice and supporter of our families, students, teachers, and staff.


Laurie Cantwell - Board of Education


Laurie is seeking re-election for the Cromwell Board of Education. She has served on BOE for the past 2 years, as well as many committees. She is a graduate of Westfield State University in MA and received her MBA from Western New England University. She is employed at Disability Rights CT, and is passionate about advocating for students of all abilities. She has resided in Cromwell with her family since 2001 and feels blessed to live in such a wonderful community. She looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving on the BOE and would appreciate your vote on election day!

Edwin Kosinski- Town Council


Ed has lived in Cromwell since 2012. He worked as a police officer with the Cromwell Police Department and retired after serving 23 years, reaching the rank of Captain. As a police officer, he built positive working relationships with other government entities within the Town of Cromwell. Ed has a bachelor’s degree from Western New England College and is currently working with law enforcement in the private sector. He has experience in the areas of staffing, budgeting, labor relations and contract negotiations.

Ed looks forward to serving the Town of Cromwell and its citizens. He will work to ensure that the town grows in a sustainable way, so that it can be the best place to live and raise a family.


Al Waters - Town Council


Al Waters has been a Cromwell resident all his life. He owned a successful service station business on Main Street for 45 years and has been recognized by many civic organizations for his contributions to the town. Al has served on the Town Council and Board of Selectmen for almost 20 years, in addition to several town commissions. Al helped support the starting of the Cromwell High School football team in 2000 and was honored by the Athletic Club for his dedication to youth sports. In 2015, Al was named Man of the Year by the Knights of Columbus. Al has also been involved in many fundraisers for the community and its athletic teams. Al has also been the Chairman for the annual Memorial Day Parade for the last 12 years!

Al lives in Cromwell with his wife of 52 years. They are the proud parents of 3 children and very proud grandparents of 5 grandchildren.

Al is committed to transparency and accountability in town government. He is known to be outspoken when looking out for the best interests of Cromwell taxpayers.


                                                                                    Vote for Al and all of Row A on November 5th!

John Flanders - Board of Education

John Flanders has been a resident of Cromwell since 1991. In that time he has served as a member of the Board of Selectmen, a Member of the Board of Finance, First Selectman, and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Education. He has also served on the Water Pollution Control Authority, the Committee to Support People with Disabilities, and the Insurance Commission. For the State of Connecticut he is a member of the State Advisory Council on Special Education, the State School Climate Task Force, the School Discipline Collaborative, the Chronic Absenteeism Task Force, the Early Childhood Alliance, and is a Director of Special Education Excellence for Kids.
He is a graduate of Brown University, and the University of Connecticut School of Law.
He is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center.
"Since my wife and I moved into Cromwell I have been proud and honored to have been able to serve our community in many ways. Over the years I have been the First Selectman, a member of the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Finance, and for the past four years the Board of Education. At the same time my professional life as an attorney has been dedicated to ensuring that students, especially those with disabilities get the education they need to succeed in their lives.

I hope that when my fellow citizens read this they will see both the experience I bring to this important role, and the passion to support and improve our community and most importantly my passion for our duty to educate every one of our students."

Please vote for John and all of Row A on November 5th!

James Demetriades - Town Council


James Demetriades, is running for re-election for Cromwell Town Council. James, first elected in 2017, is  a 2011 Cromwell High School graduate, a 2015 Fordham University gradate and a 2018 graduate of Quinnipiac University School of law.  He is currently a labor and employment attorney who advocates for workers rights across Connecticut. He believes strongly in transparency and accessibility of local government and through social media has increased awareness of local government affairs over the last two years. James is also the chairperson of the Cromwell Creative District, a division of the nonprofit Cromwell Arts Alliance which seeks to rethink how we see downtown Cromwell through Creative Placemaking. If reelected James promises to continue to advocate for a sustainable local government that is responsive to the needs of the taxpayers. 


Please vote for James and all of Row A on November 5th!

Anne Hulick - Board of Finance


Anne Hulick, democratic candidate for the Cromwell Board of Finance, returned to Cromwell five years ago after living in Southington for several years. Anne is a registered nurse, worked in critical care and was a nursing administrator for twelve years before pursuing a law degree to focus on environmental health and policy at the state and federal level. Anne is currently the Connecticut director of a national non-profit environmental organization. She is eager to bring her skills in budgeting and fiscal management as well as a focus on sustainability and visionary planning to the town that will attract responsible growth and assure our community’s vibrant future.


Please vote for Anne and all of Row A on November 5th!