Take a moment to review each profile so you can be informed and prepared when you go to the polls on Nov. 5, 2013.
This week, we are looking at the Southington Town Council candidates.
Name: Victoria Triano
Party, Board Seeking: Republican, Town Council
Occupation, if applicable: Ordained Minister
Political Experience: 16 years on the Town Council (prior chairman), six years on the Board of Ethics, two years on the Commission on Disabilities
I have served or am currently serving as a member of the following Boards:
- Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
- Connecticut Police Chiefs Association
- Southington United Way, President
- Bread For Life
- Southington Substance abuse Action Council
- Southington Cares
- Southington Clergy Association
- Past president, Southington Community Theatre
- Rotary of Southington,2 term past president
- Southington Consortium for Early Childhood education
- S.T.E.P.S. program of Southington, founding member and executive board member
- YMCA Person of the Year
- Jaycees Woman of the Year
- Special Recognition by Southington Drug Task Force
- UNICO Club Gold Medal Award Recipient
Why did you run for office?
I wish to continue serving the people of Southington. There are many issues facing us that require someone who is interested in our Town without some political agenda. To listen to the people, and act in their best interest is my motivation.
If elected, what would be your primary areas of focus?
Maintain the safety and wellbeing of every citizen, increase economic development, and provide a quality education for our children while still being mindful of the economic pressures that some of our seniors and low income families face.
What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Southington today?
Southington is really at a crossroads right now. We are inundated with unfunded mandates and increasing needs that impact us everyday. To insure our continued progress it will require additional revenue sources. That’s why our need for economic development is so critical. This, with a sound financial framework will keep us focused and moving forward.
What skills do you have that you could bring to the community?
I have served Southington for many years and have learned that the most valuable asset of this Town is the people who live here. I think the most important skill that anyone brings to office is the willingness to listen and learn from the people who live in and give of themselves in this wonderful Community. Because of my political and volunteer experience, I know how important this is and will bring this to the Council.
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