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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Candidate Bio: Deborah Kleckowski (R) for Common Council
Deborah Kleckowski (R) for Common Council
Deborah Kleckowski (R) for Candidate for Common Council
I was raised in Middletown, CT. I am the eldest daughter of Beverly (Dionne) Kleckowski Talbot and Daniel Kleckowski. I have two younger sisters, Gailyn and Brenda. I am a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. I earned a Bachelor‘s degree from Eastern Connecticut State College and my M.A.L.S degree from Wesleyan University. I am currently self-employed as a Benefit Consultant with Aflac. I am also an adjunct instructor Middlesex Community College. I am married and I have twin boys.
I began my involvement in politics in 1986 when I was part of a grass-roots campaign for a state representative race. I continued to work on mayoral, gubernatorial, state representative and Secretary of the State campaigns. In addition to my work on various campaigns I was the chairman of a mayoral inaugural celebration and was appointed to serve on commissions including the New Britain Youth Services Commission and the New Britain Health Commission as Chairman appointed by the Mayor.
I was elected to the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission in 2003 as an alternate member and then appointed as a regular member. In 2009, 2011 and 2013(Minority Liaison) I was elected to and served on the Common Council. I have worked hard to help ensure residents of Middletown are receiving the best services, especially public safety and I keep a close eye on the budget and borrowing to keep our city in good financial health.
Committees: Finance and Government, Public Safety, Merger Review (Personnel and General Counsel), Citizens Advisory, Economic Development and Health Commission.
Issues: It is important for all the Commissions, the Board of Education and the Council to be “on the same page” and no longer work within their own confines and at the very least commissioners should be aware of the projects of other commissions. Working in tandem, projects are more apt to be streamlined, the opportunity for grant opportunities is increased and most importantly more information will be provided to the public.
The city of Middletown is unique in so many ways. The pride among city employees and the residents of the city is evident. I look forward to continue to serve the residents of the City of Middletown as a member of the Common Council. I would be honored to represent the citizens of Middletown. Please visit my facebook page: Vote DebKleckowski (R) Common Council