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Guilford Election 2021: Veronica Wallace For Board Of Finance

Patch logo Patch 10/7/2021 Ellyn Santiago
Democrat Veronica Wallace, 62, is running for Board of Finance in Guilford. © Photo courtesy of Veronica Wallace campaign Democrat Veronica Wallace, 62, is running for Board of Finance in Guilford.

GUILFORD, CT — The state Municipal Election is Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Patch contacted candidates to answer questions about their campaigns.

Democrat Veronica Wallace, 62, is running for Board of Finance in Guilford.

Occupation: Facilities Supervisor For An International Law Firm

Family: Spouse: Richard, two daughters, three grandchildren, married 39 years, two rescue dogs

Experience: Three terms, Guilford Board of Selectmen (2005-2013) Current term Guilford Board of Finance

Family in government: No

The single biggest issue in town is ______, and I plan to do this about it:

There are many pressing issues facing our community. Growing the grand list, affordable housing (housing for single people, senior housing, housing for public servants etc.), maintaining and improving our town properties, educating our children in healthy facilities with excellent teachers. These are just a snippet of challenges we are faced. I intend on working together with the Board of Selectman, the Board of Education, our State Representatives and other town boards and commissions, and to find ways to meet our obligations in an affordable manner without being an undue burden to Guilford citizens.

Critical differences between me and my opponents:

There are no critical differences between myself and the other candidates, with the exception of one individual. This individual has aligned himself with the radical candidates for the Board of Education and seeks only to divide and disrupt. All other candidates for the Board seek to work together for the betterment of Guilford.

Accomplishments:

Helping to lead Guilford on the Board of Selectman through the financial crisis in 2009. That experience has been immeasurable in leading Guilford through the pandemic of today. 18 months ago it was difficult to know how the pandemic would impact Guilford finances and what decisions would need to be made to make sure the Town could continue to deliver services to its residents. There were many unknown variables and working with the other Board members including the Board of Education and Superintendent to navigate this time period is something I am proud of. We are not through the crisis yet, and I am hoping to have the opportunity to continue to serve and share my experience.

Other issues:

Always working for the betterment of Guilford. Thank you for your consideration, and I consider it an honor to serve our citizens.

What else would you like voters to know about you?

The Town of Guilford has given so much to me and my family, I am happy to volunteer my time and experience to this beautiful, and welcoming community.

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