Meet Your Republican Team!
PUTTING TOLLAND FIRST
Mike Famiglietti is running for Town Council! He has three words for you. "Leader. That. Listens." Mike has 20 years of experience working in a local grocery store, 12 of those years as a store manager. He is now an account and working towards acquiring his CPA. Mike is another candidate that will be perfect for budget season, and will work hard to ensure that it remains affordable for Tolland residents. You can also find Mike coaching and playing soccer, golfing or spending time with his family. Cast your vote for Mike this November!
"I want to be more involved in what happens in Tolland and provide our community with someone that will listen their concerns and create a discussion to create a solution." Mike
Jacob Marie is running for Town Council! You may know Jacob as he has been on the Board of Education since 2019. He has a Bachelors in Economics and is currently working at Pratt & Whitney in the Commercial Engine Business. Prior to his political journey, Jacob was an assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge counselor for Troop 15. In his spare time, you can find Jacob outside doing numerous activities like hiking, biking, kayaking or photography. Show your support for Jacob this November!
"I am running because I am passionate about making Tolland a better place. When elected, public safety and fiscal responsibility will be my top concerns." -Jacob
Joseph Sce is running for Town Council! Joe has a Master's degree in Taxation, and his career is focused on corporate taxation, so you know he will help make our town budget as efficient as possible. Joe has previously served on the Town Council, as well as the Board of Education, bringing a level experience residents will appreciate. When he isn't serving the community, Joe is on his motorcycle, traveling or skiing. Vote for Joe this November!
"I want to give time to my community in an effort to ensure Tolland maintains fiscal responsibility towards its residents and continues to provide the services they deserve." -Joe
Alex Noonan is running for Town Council! Alex has a degree in Criminal Justice and has worked in psychiatric hospitals and halfway resident locked facilities for troubled youth prior to becoming a law enforcement officer. He is a Farmer's Market enthusiast, a father, carpenter and homesteader. When he isn't working hard on the campaign trail you can find him hunting or at the gym! Cast your vote for Alex this November!
"I was raised in Tolland. Once my daughter was born, I knew I wanted to raise her in what I knew to be the best town to grow up in. I want to ensure upcoming generations are afforded the same opportunities I was and keep Tolland affordable and safe for everyone." -Alex
Scott Lewis is running for Town Council! Scott is a professional trainer, aerospace professional, coach and chef. He will be diligent when it comes to analyzing Tolland's budget and will work hard to ensure that our residents are getting the most out of their government. When he isn't on the campaign trail, you can find Scott spending time with his family and dogs, working out or out in the ocean boating!
"I want to help our community grow successfully and become more sustainable on a long term basis." -Scott
Board of Education
Bill Bode is running for Board of Education! Bill is a business owner, baseball coach and father of four. He not only brings the concerns from the viewpoint of a parent to the table, but he will help manage our BOE budgets through his experience running a business and ensure quality education for all! Show your support for Bill this November!
"I want to be a part of ensuring a better, quality education for my four kids and your kids." -Bill
Monique Mead is running for the Board of Education! As a mom, student and business owner, Monique brings resourcefulness to the table when it comes to serving Tolland's students. Her outgoing personality will bring the energy in the room to a whole new level. Currently, you can find Monique co-coaching the Lego STEM team at TMS, attending Tolland SEAC meetings to improve the quality of education for students, as well as teaching Catechism at St. Matthew's Church and St Bernard's Church. Cast your vote for Mead this November!
"I am running for office to serve my community and improve the manner that the school system I grew up in provides service to our students and parents." -Monique
Brian Thompson is running for the Board of Education! Brian has finance and business management experience, which will give him a good foundation to stand on serving on the Board of Ed. You can find Brian coaching with the Tolland Little League, as well as spending time with his family visiting museums and landmarks. Support Brian this November!
"I want to make sure our students are reaching their goals on core learning subjects and practical life skills they will need in the future. It is also important for all of us in Tolland that our costs are managed efficiently and that we get the best education for the best value." -Brian
Dan Sheridan is running for Board of Education! Dan has an immense amount of financial experience, between experience working for several banks and working as a financial planner. He will help keep the BOE budgets in CHECK! You can find Dan spending time with his family and enjoying the parks around town! Elect Dan this November!
"I wanted to get involved after moving back to Tolland, in an effort to raise my family where I had the privilege of growing up. With two young children, I have an extremely vested interest in the public school system, so there’s no better place to start helping out than Board of Ed." -Dan
Planning & Zoning
Erin Stavens is running for re-election for Planning & Zoning. Erin has experience in construction, business, conservation and HR, so she can pull knowledge from a multitude of sources when it comes to making responsible decisions for Tolland. When she's not serving our community, you can find her tap dancing, gardening or doing craft projects!
"I am running again because I want to continue the work I came on board to two years ago. Updating and improving 20 year regulations has been a learning experience I’ve come to appreciate, so I am looking forward to bringing more regulations into the 21st Century. Our plan is to continue our work on diversifying the housing market in town, as well as improve the 195 corridor south of I84." -Erin
Joe Matteis is running for re-election for Planning & Zoning! Joe is a lifelong resident of four generations! He is a farmer and business owner, having served and chaired on the Agriculture Commission and Birch Grove Building Committee. When Joe isn't helping Tolland, you can find him watercross racing throughout the area or taking care of his farm where he raises beef cattle. Re-elect Joe this November!
"I chose to run for PZC a little over 4 years ago because as a business owner in town, I saw issues with our regulations and lack of support for local businesses. Over the past 4 years on PZC, our commission has worked through several text amendment changes to better our regulations and promote business in Tolland within our small commercial corridor. We have also worked with more existing businesses to accommodate needed changes and approved more new growth in town than Tolland has had since the building of the Big Y Plaza. I would like to spend another term focusing on regulation changes that will continue to help fill our empty commercial spaces and help our local community gain access to desired businesses in our community." -Joe
Brian Mead is running for Planning and Zoning! He is an army veteran and is now a nuclear machinist. Brian is a loving father and enjoys attending town events with his family. Look out for him on his motorcycle and at the polls in November!
"I don't want to be a bystander any longer and want to be involved in the community. I'm tired of rising taxes, and would love to help shape Tolland where my wife and I have chosen to raise our family." -Brian
Zoning Board of Appeals
Robert Burns is running for re-election for Zoning Board of Appeals! Bob is a transportation and logistics professional, as well as a personal fitness trainer! He has served on ZBA since 2019 and is looking for your support this November!
"I grew up in this town and I have fond memories of Tolland. I want to continue serving my community by helping my neighbors." -Bob
Nate Carlson is running for re-election for Zoning Board of Appeals! Nate is father of four, and a local business owner with a degree in Construction Management. His biggest pastime right now is enjoying his three oldest kids play soccer. He has been serving on ZBA since 2019 and is looking for your support again this November!
"I enjoy understanding how Tolland's zoning regulations are implemented, as well as further explaining and helping our community understand the importance of how regulations are put into place."
Paid for by the Tolland Republican Town Committee; Cynthia Fontanella, Treasurer.