Mike Camillo, 55
Republican, Town Council
I am married to Kelley Camillo. I have two children a son Riley who is 17 and a daughter Casey who is 7.
Education: South Catholic High School. College at Central Connecticut State and I took EMS courses.
Profession: I am currently a business owner with my wife in Newington. We run our family business that has been in town for 54 years, West Hill Automotive Truck & Trailer Services Inc. located at 120 Willard Ave.
Public service: I have been on the TPZ from 2008 – Present. I am the Environmental Quality Commission Chairman. I was the sectary of the Town Planning and Zoning for 3 years. I have never planned on running for election before. I have always worked behind the scenes.
If elected, I hope to keep continuing to move forward in making Newington a great place to live and leaving behind a better place for our children. I have seen the struggles of family, friends, clients and neighbors who are barely treading water. I want to help them by making sure that our Towns’ spending and taxes don’t become an even larger burden for them.
I believe in hard work and if you want good things to happen you have to start by doing good things. Working with small businesses in town and trying to develop new businesses with a better infrastructure to handle more business industries while redeveloping the existing properties in town.