OUR ELECTED OFFICALS

Ryan Curley

Portland First Selectman

https://www.curleyforportland.com/

Ryan is a lifelong Portland resident and proud to serve as the current Town Clerk. First elected in 2015, Ryan has made transparency, accountability, and efficiency the hallmarks of his time in office. As First Selectman, Ryan will continue to apply these principles as the building blocks for good government. 

Ryan will continue his work to preserve the quality of life that we enjoy here in Portland. His years of experience with both municipal government and accounting, coupled with his master’s degree in public administration will help empower the successful steady leadership that residents and businesses deserve. 

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Michael Pelton

Board of Selectman


Michael A. Pelton is presently a 2-term Board of Selectman member and a candidate for reelection. Mike is also served 3 terms as a member of the Board of Education.  A Portland resident for 21 years, Mike has a long history of both public service and activism in the Portland community, especially regarding sports and health. 

 

Mike asks for your support for a 3rd  term on the Portland Board of Selectman. Please join us in support of Mike with your vote on November 2nd.

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Michael Hernandez

Board of Selectman

Michael "Julio" Hernandez is a candidate for reelection to the Board of Selectman. Mike is proud to be a lifelong resident of Portland. Professionally, he works as a Project Manager for Environmental Services Corporation, but his most important role is that of the proud father of a beautiful 7-year-old daughter Addison.

His desire to improve our town is the reason why he has decided to officially run for this position-so that he can help Portland to become a town where people not only want to come and visit but make it their home. His passion for Portland is evident in all that he does. Please join us in support of Mike with your vote on November 5th!

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Shaun Manning

Board of Selectman

Shaun Manning is a lifelong resident of Portland. Shaun graduated from Portland High School in 1985 and went on to study Business at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.  He currently runs his family’s business, Portland own Manning Home Builders.

 

 He believes we have neglected these 3 basic principles far too long. Shaun says, “I truly believe by working together, listening to our residents and business owners, we will make Portland an even more desirable place to live and work.  I hope I can count on you November 2.”  Please join us in supporting Shaun on November 2nd.

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Robert Hetrick Jr.

Board of Selectman

 

Robert "Bobby" Hetrick Jr. is a candidate for the Board of Selectman. Bobby is a third generation, resident of Portland, who graduated from Portland High School in 1993.

 

Being a proud lifelong resident in the town of Portland, Bobby wants to work alongside the Board of Education to develop a stronger relationship with the administration, staff and students to identify needs to continue to move the school system forward in the twenty-first century, while being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers of Portland. Please join us in supporting Bobby by voting for him on November 5th

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Tim Lavoy

Board of Education

Tim Lavoy is excited to be a candidate for re-election to the Portland Board of Education. Tim has served proudly on the BOE for 6 years, helping to assure Portland reflects the best in public education systems and learning opportunities.

 

Tim commits to working as an effective representative of the people. Please join us by supporting Tim to be reelected to the Portland Board of Education on November 2nd!   

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Dave Murphy

Board of Education

Dave Murphy is a candidate for reelection to the Board of Education. Dave has served one 4-year term on the Board of Education and has been essential to the attainment of several major goals, including the roll out of Chromebooks to grades 5-12 and the completion of Phase 3 of the Brownstone Window replacement project.

 

Dave plans to bring his drive, energy and attention to detail into his continuing work on the Board of Education. Please join us by supporting Dave for election to the Board of Selectmen

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Stacey Benham

Board of Education

 

Stacey Benham is a long time Portland resident and a first-time candidate for the Board of Education. Stacey and her husband Jon have lived in Portland for 25 years, where they are committed to revitalizing their historic home on Main Street. 

 

She will advocate for fiscal responsibility and transparency with strategic planning and capital expenses to maintain our schools.  Stacey plans to use her leadership in education to work collaboratively with the board to align policy and curriculum, maximize student achievements, and increase inclusion and equity within the Portland school system.

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Peter Castelli

Board of Assessment Appeals

 

Peter A. Castelli is a lifelong resident of Portland, an 8-term member of the Board of Assessment Appeals and is a candidate for reelection. Peter was formally recognized this year by the PRTC for his longtime record of Community Service and Good Citizenship. 

 

He is looking forward to another term serving Portland’s residents. Please join us by supporting Peter with your vote on November 5th!

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William Donahue

Board of Assessment Appeals

William (Bill) Donahue is a first-time candidate for the Board of Assessment Appeals. Bill and his wife Michelle have lived in Portland for 19 years.  They have a son, Connor (28) and two daughters, Emily (26) and Erin (20). 

 

Bill is looking forward to serving the town of Portland as a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals.  Bill's focus will be to bring his business experience and common-sense approach to the appeals process. Please join us with your vote for Bill on November 2nd!

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Robert Casati

Zoning Board of Appeals

 

Robert Casati is a current member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and is a candidate for reelection.  Robert is a 19-year Portland resident and a retired Captain in the Hartford Police Department, having served for 33 years.

 

Robert thanks everyone who has voted for and supported him in the past and asks for your continued support. Please join us by supporting Robert with your vote on November 2nd!

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