Name: Terry Rooney
Political Party: Republican
Running for: Town Council
Education: Masuk High School Class of 1988, studied at Sacred Heart University while employed as a police officer.
Work experience: Owns and operates a local business for over 15 years, a decorated retired Bridgeport police officer, a recipient of the Law Enforcement Courage of CT Award.
Political experience: Incumbent member of the Town Council, chairman of the EMS Building Committee, Town Council liaison to the Police, Parks & Recreation and Economic Development commissions, a former member of the Parks & Recreation Commission and a former member of the Lake Zoar Authority.
Community experience: Committee member of Fighting Angels Org., Board Member Friends of the Jimmy Miller Charity, and a local supporter of Project Warmth and Kids Kreation.
Family: Terry Rooney is a 23 year town resident with family roots in Monroe dating back over 100 years. He and his wife, Nadine, have a son, Conor.
What is an issue affecting the town that you care about most and want to make a priority? How will it guide your decision making?
Having been a public servant in Monroe for over a decade I’ve seen many changes. Most of which in the past four years. The most pressing issue in Monroe is property taxes.
We need to continue to build the grand list responsibly which in turn will increase revenue and reduce the financial burden on our families in Monroe. This includes the streamlining of land use processes which have always been an initiative of mine concerning Monroe.
In my service on Town Council, I have supported the many initiatives the membership and leadership of Planning and Zoning have made to our land use regulations. They have paid specific attention to addressing modern housing and retail concerns facing Monroe.
There is always more work to be done, however we have made significant progress. In addition, I have worked towards improving our community overall through my participation as the chairman of the EMS building committee which provides new and modern facilities for our EMS corps.
I will continue to support competitive salaries for staff in Town Hall to draw the best individuals for the jobs in areas such as land use and safety.