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Meet the Candidates:

Mayor Candidate:

FRED ALLYN III  602 Colonel Ledyard Hwy. 860.415.9022

  • Served on the Ledyard Town Council
  • Served as Chair, Finance Committee
  • Served as Member of Land Use, Planning and Public Works Committee
  • Prior Service- Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission
  • Prior Service- Open Space Committee
  • Broker/Owner of Allyn Associates, Realtors since 2002
  • Service to Salvation Army, Advisory Board
  • Lifelong Ledyard resident, married with three children
  • Focused on best investment decisions for the Town long term as we have a finite amount of tax dollars to utilize in the most effective means
  • Believes in Economic Development and some levels of regionalization in Town as a means to offset the continued declines in State revenue sharing. 

Incumbent Town Council Candidates:

LINDA DAVIS - 91 Inchcliffe Drive - 860.464.2927

  • Currently serves as Chairman of the Ledyard Town Council
  • Prior Service - Chairman, Ledyard Board of Education
  • Recipient,  Habitat for Humanity Civic Leadership Award
  • Broker/Associate, RE/MAX Home Team with 37 years of experience
  • Technology and Social Media writer and educator
  • Administrator, Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook
  • Volunteer, Ledyard Food Pantry
  • Resident  of Ledyard since 1972, married with one son, a graduate of Ledyard schools
  • Believes in common sense solutions to control spending through regionalization, reorganization, and sharing of town resources
  • Actively promotes and advocates for open and transparent government.

 

KEVIN DOMBROWSKI - 84 Town Farm Road -860.383.6463

    • Ledyard Resident since 1998
    • Current Town Council Member
    • Town Council Land Use/Planning/Public  Works Committee Chairman
    • Town Council Information Technology Committee Chairman
    • Member, Ledyard Town Center Committee Member
    • Member, Charter Revision Commission 2017
    • Past member, Zoning Commission, ZBA and  EDC
    • Employed over 30 years at Electric Boat
    • Supports re-development of existing commercial areas in Gales Ferry and Ledyard Center
    • Encourages land use regulations that allow for better development, while maintaining Ledyard’s rural character and supports the need                         to maintain the quality of necessary services and education

 

 STEVE EICHELBERG -246 Haley Road - 860.572.7732

    • Life long resident of Ledyard
    • Employed at Sonalysts, Inc for over 28 years
    • Doctoral Candidate (2019) DMin. Military Ministry – Regent University
    • MA in Leadership and Business Ethics - Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
    • BS Computer Science - Eastern CT State University
    • 3 terms on Ledyard Town Council
    • Served 7 years on Ledyard Economic Development Committee (3 years as chairman)
    • Advocates smart / responsible Economic Development to reduce tax burden
    • Encourages responsible improvements in our town infrastructure
    • Currently serves as CT Army National Guard Chaplain
    • Prior service as a CT Army National Guard Infantryman

 

TOM MALONE -12 Ferryview - 860.464.1469

  • Fiscal conservative, advocates for smaller more efficient government
    • Currently serving on the Ledyard Town Council; member of the Finance Committee
    • Served on the Ledyard Board of Education (BOE) for 3 terms and Ledyard Water and Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) 1 year
    • Retired from US Navy after 27 years of service; a Ledyard resident for over 23 years
    • Employed at Electric Boat Corp. in Groton, CT
    • MS in Organizational Management – Eastern Connecticut State University; BS in Education - Southern Illinois University 

 

JOHN MARSHALL - 987R Long Cove Road - 860.235.9130            

  • Six years on present town council  
  • Served on Finance and Administration Committees, chaired Community Services Committee
  • Liaison to Ledyard Emergency Services and Inlands Wetlands Commission
  • Volunteers at Ledyard animal control and Gales Ferry Fire Co.
  • Town resident since 2000, married with three children
  • Tool designer and draftsman for ten years
  • Union carpenter for twenty two years
  • Promotes continued improvement to our schools and senior services
  • Believes in strong leadership with conservative values

 

 

 

ANDRA INGALLS- 5 Bolduc Drive - 860.961.2414

  • Currently serves on Town Council
  • Member of Finance subcommittee
  • Former member of Ledyard's Board of Education and Social Services Board
  • Online graduate student at Regent University working toward a Master's degree in Public Administration; B.S. in Family Studies from University of Connecticut
  • Owner - Thriving Family Solutions
  • 20+ years working with children and families; 16+ year homeschool veteran
  • Married to husband Scott for 25 years; 4 children ages 16-21
  • Believes in small government, decisions that are sustainable, open communication among all community stakeholders and working toward the well-being of the community you call home.  

Incumbent Board of Education Candidates:

MIKE BRAWNER - 37 Overlook Road  - 860.235-3302

  • A Ledyard resident for over 17 years
    • Married to Maureen for over 28 year with 3 children:  Emily, Megan and Kevin, whom all proudly graduated from the  Ledyard School System
    • Employed by General Dynamics Electric Boat as a Staff Engineer
    • Long History of Community service:
    • Currently serving on Ledyard Board Of Education as Chairperson of the Finance  and Negotiations Committees
    • Believes in:

 

ANTHONY FAVRY - 1 Erin's Way - 860.368.8469

  • Director, Group, Voluntary and Worksite Benefits at MetLife
  • Married 11 years with 2 children, one of whom is enrolled in Gallup Hill Elementary School
  • Resident of Ledyard for 10 years

Believes in:

  • Regardless of political affiliation, the education of our children should be the #1 objective
  • A Board of Education where its members support a healthy group dynamic and respect vs. conformity
  • Community inclusion in meetings and key decisions that shape our school system
  • Being fully transparent to foster respect within the community as well as encourage the community’s trust in the school system
  • Decisions that are approached strategically with the objective of positively impacting the school system long term rather than single issue resolution
  • Working symbiotically with the Town Council, Mayor, as well as the other town committees
  • Healthy public school systems attract people to towns and builds pride and respect within the community
  • Accountability of not only our teachers and school administrators but also the Board of Education members

 

 BOB GUERRERA 19 Parkwood Drive - 860.373.8492

  • Manager for Stop & Shop Supermarket Company.
  • Happily married for 9 years with two boys who are enrolled at Gales Ferry and Juliet Long Schools.
  • Gales Ferry resident for 4 years.

Believes:

  • Our children's education is first and foremost and personal agendas should be set aside as we focus on just that.
  • Open dialogue between Town Council and Board of Education is ideal for the success of our community and school system.
  • Strong family structure and community support for our children who will in the future give back and shape our town.
  • Need to stay ahead of technology and facility maintenance to attract families and students to our town.
  • Current member of the Board of Educations Facilities and Policy Committees and Liason to Towns Pride and Beautification Committee.

 

JESSE JAMES – 15 Tuckers Run – 972-679-2546

  • Married for 7 years to Heidi, empty nesters with one adult son
  • US Foods - Vice President, Sales
  • Living in Ledyard since 2011
  • Board of Directors for Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer for Ledyard Youth Wrestling Program

Goals

  • Ledyard is a great place to live, I want to be a contributor to this community.  I am at a point in my life where I have the capacity to serve Ledyard.  A successful and well-respected school district is the cornerstone for a town like ours to thrive.
  • The elements that need to be in place are: passionate teachers, a strong leadership team, and a school board that is there to bring our town’s vision to light.  
  • When those elements are in place and working well together, the best teachers will want to come here, the best administrators will want to come here, and families will want to live here.

 

New Board of Education Candidates:

 

Brittney Hedges -17 Garden Drive - 407.572.3790

  • 2014 Graduate of Ledyard High School
  • Member of the LHS Chamber Choir as well as in theater productions
  • Current student of Three Rivers Community college pursuing an A.S. General Studies to transfer to Eastern Connecticut State University for a B.A. in political science
  • Active Student leader on the school campus

Believes in:

  • The power that education has on the present and future of the community
  • The strong effect that the decisions made by the Board of Education can and will have on students
  • The trust that is given to us for the purpose of providing the best possible education for the townspeople of Ledyard
  • The Board of Ed. is a team that should work together to make this challenging fiscal time as positive as possible.
  • Our purpose is to set policy and provide a budget that sustains the education alongside the Town council and Superintendent of Ledyard

 

William Snyder, Jr -823 Long Cove Road - 860.961.5445

  •  Gales Ferry Resident since 2009
  • Lifelong Resident of New London County
  • Graduate of Saint Bernard High School, Class of 97
  • Graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University and Dean College
  • Degree in Psychology, with a Concentration in Child Psychology
  • Experienced Musician, Composer, Private Music Educator
  • Employed at Mohegan Sun for +15 years
  • Occasionally conducts Line of Duty seminars at the Connecticut State Police Academy
  • Principled conservative who believes in priorities and personal responsibility
  • Father of 2nd Grade and Pre-K students in Ledyard Public Schools

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