Clinton Democratic Town Committee

Will Benoit – Planning and Zoning Commission (Alternate)

My name is Will Benoit and I’m running to be an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission here in Clinton. As a new father, I think a lot about the long term goals and well being of our community. My wife and I moved here 10 years ago after living in Boston where I earned a BA from Emerson College. I grew up in Old Saybrook, so I’ve felt deeply connected to the shoreline my entire life.

Coastal resilience is an issue that needs to be addressed for the future vitality of our town. We must connect with our representatives in Hartford and The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation to find funding and commit ourselves to problems like salt marsh advancement in order to protect Clinton for future generations.

Our First Selectman Christine Goupil and her team have done an amazing job kickstarting development in Clinton. Walking downtown this Summer, Main Street felt alive. The Indian River Landing development is scheduled to begin, our train station renovation and Route 81 beautification project are both underway, and a developer has been secured to revitalize the factory that Unilever shuttered. The Shoreline Greenway Trail creates a bikeway/walkway that connects us more closely with our neighbors and Clinton is now home to some of the best new locally owned eateries in the area. We need to keep investing in the responsible growth of our town while carefully maintaining the New England character that we all love.

Perhaps most importantly, I’ll be transparent in every project I work on. I’ll answer questions honestly, and I’d like to find out what the future of Clinton looks like to you.

This November, please consider voting for me and the entire slate of Row A candidates. Together we are Moving Clinton Forward.

Letters of Support:

  • Transparent in Every Project
    My name is Will Benoit and I’m running to be an alternate on the Planning & Zoning Commission in Clinton. As a new father, I think a lot about the long-term goals and wellbeing of our community. My wife and I moved here 10 years ago after living in Boston where I earned a B.A. ...
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  • Keep Moving Forward
    As the leaves are falling and the political signs are popping up on lawns, it’s time to start planning for the November elections, I’m voting for Will Benoit for the Planning & Zoning Commission Alternate seat. He is thoughtful and deliberate and will bring that energy to the board. He has an interest in coastal resilience ...
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2 Comments

  1. Erasmus

    On November 19, 2019 the town of Clinton will have officially adopted its new charter. And by that time 4 elected representatives may already break one of its statutes.
    Section 3-1 Powers & Duties; Terms of Office…
    “No individual can hold more than one elected position concurrently.”
    The following representatives may break this statute:
    Chris Aniskovich – Town Council and Board of Assessment Appeals Alt.
    Mark Richards – Town Council and Zoning Board of Appeals
    Drew Richards – Planning and Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals
    Will Benoit – Planning and Zoning Alternate and Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
    Any plans to try to honor our new town charter if this information is correct?

    1. Al (Post author)

      Hi. Thanks for your question. Other citizens will fill the spots these elected representatives will be vacating. No one will hold more than one elected position concurrently.

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