Political Party: Republican
Running for: Town Council
Occupation: IT Director – Entertainment Industry, former U.S. Army Officer
Education: University of Connecticut
Experience: Monroe Town Council member for eight years, Economic Development Committee (EDC) member prior
Family: Kevin Reid is a Monroe resident of over 17 years. He is married with a daughter
What makes you a great candidate for the Town Council?
Over the years, I have had the privilege of serving our community in various capacities, and I am committed to continuing my dedicated service to ensure the prosperity and well-being of our town. From the outset, let me express my profound gratitude for the trust you have placed in me thus far. My journey as a councilman has been marked by unwavering dedication to the principles of collaboration, progress, and inclusivity. Today, I humbly seek your support once again to help guide our town toward a brighter future.
Commitment to Collaboration:
One of the cornerstones of my tenure as a councilman has been my commitment to fostering collaboration among our residents, local businesses, other boards and commissions, and with my fellow council members. I firmly believe that progress is achieved when we work together, transcending partisan divides and personal interests. It is through this spirit of unity that we have been able to tackle challenges head-on, from improving our local infrastructure to enhancing the quality of our schools.
A Record of Accomplishments:
During my time as a councilman, I have had the privilege of contributing to a range of initiatives that have made a positive impact on our town. These accomplishments include:
- Community Development: Directly involved with efforts to revitalize our town’s infrastructure, including road repairs, park enhancements, and bolstering services within our community centers – all to ensure that our citizens have access to the resources they need.
- Economic Growth: Supporting local businesses and attracting new investments that have bolstered our local economy, creating job opportunities for our residents all while keeping the Town-side budget to minimal increases while gaining function and improvements.
- Inclusivity: Championing diversity and inclusion in our community, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued, regardless of background or circumstance within any environment and/or arena.
Vision for the Future:
Looking ahead, my vision for our town is one of continued growth, prosperity, and unity. I am committed to:
- Sustainable Development: Ensuring that our town’s growth is sustainable and in harmony with our natural surroundings, preserving the unique character of our community.
- Youth Engagement: Encouraging youth involvement in local government and providing opportunities for them to shape our town’s future.
- Transparent Governance: Upholding transparency and accountability in local government, so that you can always trust that your interests are being represented.
- Scrutinized Costs: Carefully analyzing current and future proposed spend for operations and capital projects so that we get the maximum return of investment for dollars spent while keeping taxes low and manageable for our residents. Basically – don’t spend what we don’t have on things we don’t need.
I am running for council not as a politician, but as a dedicated member of this community who genuinely cares about the well-being of our town and its residents. I am committed to listening to your concerns, working tirelessly on your behalf, and ensuring that our town remains a place we are all proud to call home. Always assuming best intent with everyone I speak to and work with is the fundamental principle of my participation. Everyone in Monroe has great ideas and all are valid to reach the great conclusions we decide on.
I humbly ask for your support and your vote, so that we can continue to write the story of our community’s success, one chapter at a time. Thank you for your trust and for allowing me the privilege of serving you.