Al Fratoni, a Republican candidate running for Town Council for the first time, said if elected he will bring a business approach to the council.
“I am a CPA for my profession…that is basically why I chose to run for office,” Fratoni said. “I believe in civility and will work with the full council, agreeing to disagree on some occasions, but always (with) a goal of working as a team.”
Frantoni said there are a few decisions coming up for the town in the near future that he wants to take part in.
“We have an interim Town Manager currently. A decision will be made at some point to have a permanent one,” Frantoni said. “Whatever decision comes down in the single school referendum, the Council will be involved with some decisions as well.”
As a UConn alum, Frantoni said students should vote in town elections, because their outcomes can affect students.
“Town council sets town budgets that affect how much homeowners pay for property taxes,” Fratoni said. “I encourage all UConn students to vote on Tuesday…voices can only be heard if you vote.”
Naiela Suleiman is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.