District 4

Phil Vetro, Board of Aldermen Candidate

Phil Vetro is Chairman of the Board of Aldermen and is seeking his 9th term on that Board. He is a Marine Corps Veteran who served two tours during the Vietnam War.

  • Chairman, Board of Aldermen
  • Served eight years on the Planning & Zoning Board, and served as Chairman
  • Board of Directors of the United Way of Milford, and serves on the Executive Board.
  • Captain, Point Beach Volunteer Fire Engine Co. #6 for 30 ears
  • Milford DTC Distinguished Service Award, 2011

Phil and his wife Peggi have lived in Milford for the last 44 years. They have two grown sons, Phil Jr and Thomas, and four grandchildren.

“I will continue to make Board of Aldermen fully representative of everyone’s voice and will assure that outcomes can neither be bought nor otherwise engineered.”

Anthony Sutton, Board of Aldermen Candidate

Tony is proud to have the opportunity to represent his neighbors and fellow residents of the Fourth District on Milford’s Board of Aldermen. He is seeking his second term on the Board. Tony believes that our city government must be inclusive, accessible, and responsive to all members of our community.

  • Alderman, Fourth District, 2017 – present
  • Planning & Zoning, Fourth District, 2014-2017
  • Rated AV (highest ethical standard) by Martindale-Hubbell Legal atings
  • BA, New York University
  • JD, Quinnipiac University School of Law

Tony is an attorney in private practice and has lived in Milford with his wife and children for almost 20 years.

“In addition to continuing to make sound financial decisions, Milford must remain innovative in the way it provides services, recreation, and safety to its residents.”

Rita Hennessey, Board of Education Candidate

Rita Hennessey is an 20-year Milford resident who graduated from Smith College and earned Masters’ degrees from CCSU and SCSU. She is a dedicated public school teacher with 24 years of experience who believes that every child can learn. She is taking a break from the classroom to earn a STEM Leadership certificate.

  • Certified Library Media Specialist
  • Member, American Association of School Librarians
  • Member, Connecticut Association of School Librarians

“Public schools are a ‘public good’ with the purpose of fostering the development of good citizens. As such, I want the education to be governed by judgments that are honestly made, supported by evidence, accountable and transparent.”

Cindy Wolfe Boynton, Board of Education Candidate

Cindy is a college professor and community activist who believes that the success of our communities depends on the success of our children. Her two sons attended Milford Schools. Cindy is committed to seeing that Milford provides the highest-quality education, building on its strengths, and ensuring that every child receives the opportunities needed to reach his or her full potential.

  • Adjunct Professor at Yale School of Medicine, University of New Haven and Housatonic CC
  • Consultant to UConn’s NEAG School of Education
  • Award-winning author and journalist; former associate editor of Milford Citizen
  • Lifelong Milford resident, Jonathan Law High School graduate, and community volunteer

“School is where children discover their talents, their abilities, and who they want to be. Every child deserves a limitless future and the chance to achieve it.”

Nancy Austin, Planning & Zoning Candidate

Nancy wants to return to the Planning & Zoning Board and continue her excellent service to the city. She is a lifelong resident of Milford and is skilled in strategic planning, marketing, and advertising. She is a graduate of Elon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine.

  • Former Account Executive at Altice Media Solutions and News 12 (formally Cablevision)
  • Senior Dealer Consultant, Cox Automotive Autotrader – Kelly Blue Book
  • Attended the Milford School System K-12

Nancy and her husband Doug, reside in the Borough of Woodmont.<p?

“This term, I look forward to the once a decade renewal of the Plan of Conservation and Development. I am mindful that we need to draft guidelines for development balanced against the conservation of our natural treasures, historic resources, and the preservation of our rural lands.”