Joe has been a resident of Suffield since 1967 and member of the Board of Finance since 1995, the last two terms as vice chairman. He also has served for over 30 years on numerous Town and community committees, including the Permanent Building Commission, Suffield Public Library Foundation, and Sacred Heart Church finance and building committees. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has 56 years of experience conducting and managing engineering research programs, involving complex technical and financial challenges, for United Technologies Research Center. As a result of his extensive experience, he has acquired valuable management and financial expertise essential for the Board of Finance.
If I am re-elected to the Board of Finance, I will advocate for more effective budgeting for the two main branches of Town government, services and schools, as well as necessary capital improvement of roads and buildings with equitable and affordable impact on property taxes. I also will advocate for effective use of bonding at more frequent intervals and prudent use of undesignated funds so as to control increases in property taxes.
SUFFIELD DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE SUPPORT STATEMENT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CALL FOR ACTION The recent deaths of unarmed Black Americans have ignited a long simmering national protest of injustice. The injustice is systemic and has manifested in a normalization of symbols of oppression, election f... Read more »
May 2020 The Suffield Democratic Town Committee endorses the Centers for Disease Control polling place guidelines encouraging the use of absentee balloting for the prevention of disease transmission in the November election. Governor Lamont has already allowed for voters to vote in the Augus... Read more »
At the recent Suffield Democratic Town Committee meeting on February 26, 2020, we celebrated Chris Rago's runoff election victory to fill the open seat on the Water Pollution Control Authority board. The November result as a tie vote but the runoff was decisive at 1080 - 627 votes. Former Fir... Read more »