Clinton Democratic Town Committee

Tim Guerra – Selectman


Back in the early 1980s I rented a home in Clinton after I was promoted to the Echlin (auto parts) home office in Branford. Later, my wife, Morna, and I moved to Texas upon another promotion and lived there for 3 years.

Due to yet another promotion, we returned to the Connecticut area for the same company. Because of my initial liking to Clinton, we eventually had a home built where we still live today.

Our three boys graduated from Morgan and I became active in their lives by coaching all three in baseball and being part of Park and Recreation. When they moved into high school, I became President of the Morgan Booster Club. Morna became involved in the Friends of the Library, where I also helped her when she became the head of that group.

At one point, after 30 years with Echlin and surviving two buyouts, I lost my job and was now, for the first time, looking for another one. It was during this period that the late Ed Hidek suggested I get involved in the town. Actually, it was Ed and I who did the legwork that brought the first Town Planner to Clinton, although that position didn’t last too long.

As a result of this involvement, back in early 2000s, I put my name into consideration for the Planning and Zoning Commission, an election I won and have done so three other times. I remain on the Commission today.

So, 30 years later, Morna and I still love Clinton. It has been a great town to bring up children, all of whom were provided a sound education and today all have prosperous positions in their communities. We are blessed with a beautiful home in a great neighborhood close enough to New Haven, where Morna works as a respiratory therapist. We are also blessed Clinton is so close to NYC, Boston and Cape Cod, our favorite destination.

How I Would Like to See Clinton Grow
I have participated in different aspects of our community and now can envision a more prosperous Clinton by having the old Morgan School property become a mixed-use development. The same can be said for the Unilever property. Next on the list would be to move forward on the Cashman and Friendly properties and see that advanced, hopefully also for a mixed use. It would certainly add to the beautiful buildings across the street. With a new train station proposed, all this will add to our goals for the Plan of Conservation for transient orientated development. Most importantly, this economic upturn will help to bring down the tax rate.

I’m an avid sports person, play golf, exercise regularly by walking, jogging and riding a bike and love to work in the gardens around our home. We are fortunate that our sons still live in various parts of Connecticut so there is plenty of time still spent with them. Morna and I believe in giving back to the community so you will see us at the various restaurants and local stores as well as Community events. You will find us at the Clinton Beach and Marinas, taking advantage of the beautiful aspects that our Town has to offer.

There’s more to be done for our Town and I am not finished with that quest.