District 5

Ellen Beatty, Board of Aldermen Candidate

Ellen is seeking her third time on the Board of Aldermen after representing the 1st district for two terms. She has worked tirelessly to improve communication between and among alders, other elected officials, and municipal departments.

  • M.A. New York University (Nursing)
  • M.Ed. & Ed.D. Columbia University
  • Professor Emeritus, Public Health and Nursing – Southern Connecticut State University
  • Former Executive Board / Chair of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT
  • Former chief academic officer at Southern

Ellen’s husband Ed is a retired Battalion Chief with the Milford Fire Department and is an Eagle Scout. She has three sons, Luke, Zack, and Nicholas.

“We want to live in a place governed by judgements that are honestly made, supported by evidence, accountable, and transparent.” 

Greg Harla, Board of Aldermen Candidate

Greg Harla is a long time resident of The City of Milford. Along with his wife Carrie, they have lived in the Gulf Street neighborhood for the past 23 years.

  • Part-owner of construction equipment importing company
  • Career in sales and marketing roles
  • Advisory Board at the University of New Haven School of Business
  • Vice Chair, Milford Economic Development

Greg believes the budget is not just financial but also a moral document. Citizens expect and deserve thoughtful stewardship of their city. Greg is also a proponent of expanding the Grand List with new businesses to keep residential taxes low.

“I know that we all want our government to remain accountable, transparent, and honest. This will be my focus as a member of the Board of Aldermen.”

Adam De Young, Board of Education Candidate

Adam is seeking his second term on the Board of Education, and has shown that he will work to bring greater transparency to the budgeting process and has been a fierce advocate for the mental health and wellness of all of Milford’s students.

  • Liaison to the Milford Prevention Council (2017-present)
  • Milford small business owner
  • Graduate of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)
  • Contributing member of the Orchard Hills PTA
  • BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Adam and his wife Jessica have lived in Milford for nearly 12 years. They have been married for 13 years and have two young children in the Milford school system.

“I want education in Milford to be a joyful process, encouraging children of all abilities to engage with enthusiasm.” 

Cynthia Twiss, Board of Education Candidate

Cindy has 45 years as a teacher and special education administrator in area public schools and has lived in Milford for over 17 years. She is a strong believer in public education and is ready to use her extensive experience to further elevate the quality of education and services to our students.

  • Masters Degree and an Advanced Sixth Year Degree in Special Education.
  • Retired Special Education Teacher and Director.
  • Responsible for developing and managing million plus budgets and grants.
  • Former Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport in the School of Education.
  • Educational consultant providing guidance to area public school districts.

“I believe that all students can learn, that they need to be met where they start and that Reading and addressing student’s mental health needs are essential.”

Brett Broesder, Planning & Zoning Candidate

Brett has significant private sector experience, beginning his career in corporate communications before opening a Milford-based small business. As a civic leader, Brett served as a senior advisor to two mayors, helping to spearhead the economic rebounds of Connecticut’s two largest cities.

  • Milford-based small business owner
  • Board member for Milford Progress, Inc.
  • Member of the Milford Chamber of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rhode Island College

Brett and his wife Jessica have resided in Milford for the better part of a decade.

“We need leaders who can get the job done for us, from helping businesses create jobs to maintaining our community’s culture. I have experience making government work for both business and the community.”