Democratic Primary for the 4-year Board of Finance Term
There will be a primary on September 12, 2017 between two candidates who seek to be the Democratic candidate for the 4-year term on the Board of Finance in the municipal election to be held on November 7, 2017. Learn more about the candidates below, in alpha order.
Mark Lewis is running for the remaining four years of the Board of Finance term that he was appointed to in January. Mark believes in transparency in government and that your taxpayer dollars must be spent wisely.
His previous 11 years of service on the Region 9 Board of Education included terms as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer as well as membership on most Board committees. During that time trust in the Board was rebuilt after the mismanaged building project and for many years now responsible Region 9 budgets have been routinely approved by the voters. Barlow’s reputation as one the top High Schools in the State was enhanced by the addition of new electives, AP Courses, and greatly expanded extra-curricular activities.
For ten years he served as Treasurer of the Town Committee and is in his second year as Chair of the Democratic Party.
Mark and his late wife Hope moved to Redding in 2003 along with their two children who are both accomplished Barlow graduates. A retired developer of budgeting and trading software applications, Mark holds degrees in Economics and has taught college courses in Economics, Statistics, Software Development, and Accounting.
Edward Miller is seeking to represent the Democratic Party as the candidate for the 4-year term on the Board of Finance. He and his wife Katharine have lived in Redding since 2000 and their two children both attend Redding public schools.
Ed cares deeply about Redding and has served in numerous elected and volunteer positions, including as a member of the Redding Board of Education (BOE), the Redding Parks and Recreation Commission, and as a volunteer for the Mark Twain Library and other organizations.
While on the school board, Ed worked tirelessly on behalf of Redding, twice serving on the Collective Bargaining team, serving on the Superintendent Search Committee, Chairing the highly successful Kindergarten Study Committee and the BOE facilities/long-term capital project committee. Ed is a lawyer by training and has corporate experience managing multi-million dollar budgets. Ed is running for the BOF because he believes he can drive the BOF to take a more strategic, long-term approach to the Town’s finances that preserve the pillars of our community, protects taxpayers and respects the views of citizens.