Name: Jonathan Formichella
Political Party: Republican
Running for: Town Council
Education: A graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, The College of the Holy Cross and Fairfield College Preparatory School.
Experience: Town Council Chairman – Current, Town Council 2019 – present, Town Council Legislative & Administrative Subcommittee, Town Council Representative – POCD Update Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission Alternate – 2017 – 2019, Building Board of Appeals – 2015 – 2017.
Background: A Monroe resident since 2012 and a member of St. Jude Parish.
What makes you a great candidate for the Town Council?
A candidate for the Monroe Town Council needs to be goal focused, collaborative, and forward thinking. Most importantly, a candidate for the Town Council needs to put Monroe, its people, and its taxpayers above all other interests. Over my last four years on Town Council, two of which I have been Chairman, I have endeavored to exemplify those qualities.
In order for Monroe to thrive, a member of the Town Council must collaborate with the First Selectman, Board of Finance, Board of Education, and all of our other volunteer boards and commissions.
As I stated in a 2021 election interview, my foremost priority as Chairman of the Town Council is to control municipal taxes and spending while responsibly investing in our infrastructure and community. Over the past two years, we accomplished that goal and I intend to continue to advocate for those priorities if reelected.
First Selectman Ken Kellogg has presented fiscally responsible budgets that properly invest in critical infrastructure and I was proud to support those budgets. Those budgets allowed the town to purchase new vehicles and equipment for our volunteer firefighters that protect our community. Through the budgeting process, the town has been able to invest in our parks and recreation offerings with the installation of new basketball courts and an expansion of the fields at Wolfe Park.
This is not an exhaustive list of the many great things that have happened in Monroe because of the dedication and hard work of our First Selectman, the Town Council, town hall administrators, and the many volunteers on our boards and commissions.
The next two years are crucial for Monroe and its future. Monroe requires experienced and forward thinking individuals that have shown voters what Monroe can accomplish under dedicated and knowledgeable leadership.
Recently, the Town Council approved bonding resolutions that appropriately invest in our roads, provide necessary funding for school improvements, and provide equipment to our public works department. Additionally, the Town Council approved a contract to purchase the property and building associated with Saint Jude’s School for a community center.
Moving forward, Monroe will require experienced leadership to continue the great successes of the last few years. I humbly ask the voters of Monroe to continue to place their trust in me through their vote on November 7, 2023.