Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Candidate Bio: Ken McClellan (R) for Planning & Zoning

Ken McClellan (R) for Planning & Zoning
Ken McClellan (R) for Planning & Zoning

I am a 23 year resident of Middletown, Connecticut.  I moved here in 1992, after serving 11 years on active duty with the United States Army, during which I served as an Infantry Captain in Germany and Fort Lewis Washington.  I enlisted in the Army in after graduating from high school, serving 4 years, during which I earned the rank of Sergeant.  I left the service to attend Temple University in Philadelphia, studying in biology and computer science.  During my senior year, I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served as an Infantry Platoon Leader in the Pennsylvania National Guard.  Upon graduation, I entered active duty, again, and have served as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Personnel Officer, Operations 0fficer and Automation Management Officer.  On leaving active duty, I briefly ran my own business in computer consulting, and joined Johnson & Higgins, a commercial insurance broker, as a software support specialist.  I worked for Computer Systems Corporation, as a Computer System Administrator at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown and am currently employed as a Project Manager at Aetna.  I retired from the United States Army Reserve as Lieutenant Colonel, after serving as an advisor to the Iraqi Army, in the Multi-National Security and Transition Command.  I served on the Middletown High School Building Committee, working on the Technology subcommittee.  I hold a Master's Degree in Computer Information Technology at Central Connecticut State University.  I am currently serving as an Alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission, and served two years on the Inland Wetland Commission. My other activities include Vice-Commander of American Legion, Post 75, Middletown, past Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor with Boy Scout Troop 10, and past Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 43 and Vice-Chairman of the Middletown Republican Town Committee.
I live in the Westfield section of Middletown, with my wife, Cheryl
My Issues
Planning and Zoning - update the Long Range Plan for development of the city of Middletown.
Update the Planning and Zoning code to eliminate inconsistencies, make it clearer, and easier to understand.
Work with the Common Council, Board of Education and city departements to develop a long-term plan for Middletown
Business: - I will work to encourage businesses to come to Middletown, to provide meaningful employment, to increase the tax base of the city, and to help lower property taxes.
More informatioon can be found on my facebook page: 
Ken McClellan -Planning & Zoning
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