Connecticut's economy has been struggling to keep pace with neighboring states and the rest of the country. Especially now in the post-pandemic period, businesses need support with bold policies that will bolster the economy and make the community thrive again.
When local businesses thrive, we all win. Companies provide opportunities, insurance benefits, and generate tax revenue. That means you keep more money in your pocket.
Connecticut has some of the country's largest defense contracts located here at home, yet every year the state seems to ask you for more and more money. How is that possible? Politicians at the Capital need to be held accountable with how they are spending your tax dollars.
We all want to pass a healthy environment onto the next generation. Sitting back and waiting for Washington to make a change will take valuable time we do not have. By making strategic & environmentally friendly investments within our state today, we can make a relevant change.
Connecticut has one of the highest tax rates in the country, and is increasingly more expensive every year. Our retired communities should not be forced to move out of state due to tax burdens. We must reduce taxes on our residents in Connecticut by promoting economic growth.
It is no secret that our state is facing financial difficulties. Residents are fleeing CT to live in more cost effective states. Corporations are moving to neighboring states that better support their businesses. We need to think differently if we are going to make a change. Creating a collaborative environment with businesses and corporations is a necessary step to make our state thrive.
Brian currently serves on the Manchester Board of Directors (Town Council). Manchester is a town of nearly 60,000 residents, and has an annual budget of over $240 Million. Within his time serving, Manchester was able to secure historically low interest rate bonding, creating opportunities for future development.
Brian has referenced the need to develop Broad Street for years, and made a campaign promise to "get it done in 2 years" while running for Board of Directors. Now, Manchester is finalizing a $200 Million investment, taking advantage of President Trump’s Opportunity Zone legislation. This upcoming project is projected to create hundreds of local jobs and stimulate the surrounding economy! Brian is focused on bringing the same results to the State of Connecticut.
Nobody expected a pandemic to challenge our lives the way Covid-19 has. Economic uncertainty and health concerns are still impacting peoples' daily lives. In the midst of the pandemic, Brian and elected officials made difficult decisions about how they would continue employing town staff, and how they would keep employees working safely from a distance.
With the horrific events that took place in Minneapolis, there have been public voices asking to make the community as safe as possible. Brian promotes and suggests the adoption of body cameras for police officers as a way to ensure public safety and police officer safety.
Brian and local officials took action to create a permanent Sustainability Committee in Manchester; a large step needed to make the town environmentally friendly. In June, Brian voted in favor of taking initial steps to have solar panels installed on municipal rooftops. The completion of this will save Manchester residents thousands of tax dollars.
Prior to joining the Town of Manchester Board of Directors, Brian served on the Eighth Utilities District as a Board Member. He was elected in 2013 serving a 3 year term.
Brian is a life-long resident of Manchester, CT currently residing there with his wife Stephanie.
Brian's career is in finance; he is Vice President of Ion Bank and a financial advisor. Brian has earned an Accredited Asset Management Specialist, AAMS® designation from The College for Financial Planning, and is a current member of the CFA Institute. Much of Brian's time is spent managing client portfolios and designing financial plans for their retirement. He holds multiple investment licences including Series 6, 63, 66, and 7.
One of Brian's favorite hobbies is training in the martial arts. With almost 25 years of experience, he has earned the rank of 'Master' in Tae Kwon Do with one of his best friends Allenston Sheridan (the Tax Man). Brian currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. He credits his perseverance to the years of training and focus required to succeed in training.
Brian attends Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester, and Calvary Fellowship in West Hartford.
Board Member of the CT Manufacturing Resource Group.
Member of Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
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