Clinton Democratic Town Committee

Tim Guerra – Town Council

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. From there, I spent 12 years on the Planning and Zoning Commission, and have been on the Board of Selectmen for 2 years.

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. The train station renovation is underway, and now we are starting to see all these plans I’ve worked as a Selectman begin to take shape. 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. Today we are moving forward with all these plans, and I hope to be elected again so I can continue my hard work for the town. 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 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.

Letters of Support:

  • Finish the Job
    Two years ago, I had the privilege to run and win with a slate of honest, hardworking individuals who pledged to turn the Town of Clinton around. Four of these same people I served with want to finish the job we started. They are now asking for your readers’ votes during the townwide election Nov. ...
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  • Promises Made and Kept
    In the last 21 months, the Town of Clinton has seen remarkable progress! New development of the old high school property has been initiated and is underway and a new train station begun; Unilever has been sold with an application already started; an Arts District and a Greenway/Blueway has been created; $700,000 has been saved ...
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  • Down to the Letter
    Having worked with Tim Guerra for the last six months on the Town Manager Search Committee, I have gotten to know both his work ethic and his dedication. Tim doesn’t do his homework once, but often two and three times. In reading and discussing the applications we received for headhunters, Tim made it evident that ...
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  • Continue our Progress
    My name is Tim Guerra and I am running for election to the new Clinton Town Council. My 12 years on Planning & Zoning Commission and last two years on the Board of Selectman make me eminently qualified for this position. In the last two years, especially, I, First Selectman Christine Goupil, and Selectman Jack Scherban ...
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  • Committed to Future Prosperity
    The Town of Clinton is moving in the right direction. On Nov. 5, our five-person Board of Selectmen and seven-member Board of Finance will be replaced by a seven-member Town Council. These are exciting times as we transition into a town manager form of government. Let’s keep the team that has been driving the bus for ...
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