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James Demetriades Named Cromwell Democrat of the Year

Demetriades commitment to Cromwell community recognized

Cromwell Democrats took a moment to celebrate and honor James Demetriades and his contributions to the Cromwell community when he was named the Cromwell Democrat of the Year. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and state Sen. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown also stopped by to celebrate the honoree.

Demetriades's involvement in Cromwell politics began when he was 23 years old, still a law student and living with his parents when he first ran for town council in 2017. In just four years not only has Demetriades been an important voice on the Cromwell Town Council, he has also given back to Cromwell through many organizations and committees. Demetriades serves as Chairperson of the Nonprofit Cromwell Creative District, liaison to the LGBTQ Committee, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Youth Advisory Board, and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be recognized as the Cromwell Democrat of the Year,” Demetriades said. “Being involved in local politics is all about giving back to your community and I believe that my actions have done just that.”

Today, Demetriades is a labor and employee rights attorney and a Cromwell homeowner. He notes that his many volunteer positions bring him closer to his hometown and drives his passion to make the community as strong and vibrant as possible.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor than James,” said Scott Lamberson, chair of the Cromwell Democratic Town Committee. “James leads our party with integrity and advocates for policies to enhance Cromwell’s quality of life and make our community welcoming for all.”

Nearly 50 people gathered at Cafe Fiore in Cromwell Friday evening to celebrate Demetriades with many of Cromwell’s democrat candidates in attendance.

The Cromwell Democratic Town Committee advances the town of Cromwell by working to elect and support democrat officials and candidates, advocating for policies to move Cromwell forward and assisting with registration and voting in local elections.


Shannon Hughes-Brown

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