Pete, his wife Tammy, and their three children have called New Milford home for 27 years. Pete knows New Milford and our town government, having served six terms as a Town Council Member and former owner of Archway News in our historic downtown.  He has served the community as a volunteer in many ways:  New Milford Downtown business Alliance Chairman, Economic Development Commissioner, coach, and mentor to countless kids.  Pete was instrumental in getting the turf fields designed, approved, and funded through involving the public, networking, and driving consensus and support.  It is through his strong relationships and ties to the community that he knows effective government doesn’t have to be dictatorial and adversarial, but participative and welcoming of ideas and input that results in better decisions and strong community.

Pete believes that New Milford’s diverse population, from rich to poor, should be treated respectfully and that your voice and input is very important as New Milford belongs to all of us.

Pulling together and sharing ideas, Pete knows we can tackle the important issues facing New Milford.  From fixing our roads, to creating jobs, and everything in between.  When we work together, there is nothing we cannot achieve.

Pulling Together for Better Roads and Infrastructure

In the past two years, funding for public works capital projects has been cut by over 30%.  Not one road in two year has been budgeted for reconstruction, compared to the 10 in our 5 year capital plan.  This is your number one concern and delaying this important maintenance will only make it more costly.  I understand and will restore funding for road maintenance, snow removal and salting so that our roads are safe.

Pulling Together for Affordability

Real spending has substantially increased over the past two years.  The Landfill Settlement Fund has been raided, without Board of Finance approval or your input, in order to keep tax increases minimal while government overhead has increased.  This is an experiment we have seen fail at the state level.  I will listen to all ideas and engage the public on the budget and major projects, ensuring our town will be affordable.

Pulling Together for New Milford Character & Charm

One of New Milford’s greatest assets is its rural character and charm.  Other towns are trying to emulate us by building now what we already have.  Promoting New Milford’s charm and character to friends, family, and visitors will ensure a vibrant village green, thriving businesses, and a strong local economy.

Pulling Together for Community Engagement & Civility

Your opinion matters and although we may not agree on every issue, I will respect differing opinions and viewpoints.  Negativity and disrespect do nothing to move New Milford forward.  Under my leadership, town government will make every effort to fully include you, the taxpayer, in our decision making process.  Keeping you informed and involved is my priority.