Ted’s roots in Hamden go back nearly a century to when his great grandparents moved to town in the 1920s. He was raised in Hamden and North Haven where he attended public schools before completing an undergraduate degree in economics from Fairfield University. Ted continued his education at the University of Maryland, where he earned a Master’s in Community Planning. As a professional, Ted honed his expertise in land use and transportation while working for private consulting firms in the Washington, DC area. In 2015, he moved back to the area to take a job with the New Haven City Plan Department, and he and his wife decided to settle in Hamden due to the town’s diversity, accessibility, and sense of community. Now working for a private transportation planning firm, Ted has served on Hamden’s Planning and Zoning Commission since 2019 and has two preschool-aged children who will begin kindergarten at Bear Path School in the next few years. He is running for election to the Legislative Council due to his commitment to public service and a desire to ensure that the Hamden government is fiscally responsible, transparent, communicative, committed to equity, and properly investing in infrastructure and neighborhood development in order to create livable and sustainable neighborhoods for all residents.