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Candidates 2019: Killingworth Board of Assessment Appeals

We reached out to both the Killingworth Republican Town Committee and the Killingworth Democrat Town Committee and asked candidates to respond to a set of questions; if a candidate did not respond, their name is listed, so that you know who is running for each office.

Updates from all candidates are welcome, and will be published as Letters to the Editor. The questions posed to the candidates were:

1.     Tell us a little about yourself.
2.     Why are you running for the position?
3.     What do you see as the important issues facing Killingworth and how would you address them in your role?
4.     What are the key things you love about this town and its people?
5.     Additional thoughts to leave voters with?

Carolyn Anderson (Democrat)

I have lived in Killingworth with my husband Steve for 24 years, and we have two daughters (Lizzy and Cailey) who attended Haddam-Killingworth High School. I was a member of the Killingworth Board of Finance from 2013 – 2017 where I gained valuable experience working with the town’s budget policies and procedures. I hold a bachelor’s degree from the Boston College School of Management and an MBA from UCONN.

I am looking forward to serving the town again! I believe my background combined with an understanding of the importance of listening to others’ points of view will be a valuable asset to the Board of Assessment Appeals. I will follow regulations on a fair and consistent basis.

With so much negativity and divisiveness in the country, I think it’s particularly important to continue to maintain respect and inclusiveness on the local level. I know first hand the needs of our residents and will work with other members of the board to arrive at fair and well-considered decisions. I feel that I will be a responsible addition to the town’s Board of Assessment Appeals.

I love the small town feel and rural nature of Killingworth. I think it’s amazing that we have so many agricultural treasures, such as Parmelee Farm, Chatfield Hollow Inn and Farm, and Lavender Pond Farm, to name a few. I have found the people in town to be very generous, not only to their neighbors but also to others who are less fortunate. I run the annual Hartford Kids Holiday Event, which provides low-income Hartford children the chance to give presents to their families. Most of the donations of new and gently used gifts have come from Killingworth and Haddam residents – supporting approximately 4,000 children throughout 12 years and counting.

Please make sure to get out and vote!

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