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The Newington Democrats

Sensible, Responsible Leadership for Newington, CT

Town Council

The following Newington Democrats serve you on our Town Council

Carol-Ann Anest

Councilwoman Carol Anest - Carol is a lifelong resident of Newington. She has served on the Town Council since 2015 and is the current Majority Leader. Prior to that, she was Minority Leader. She was Vice-Chair of the Town Planning and Zoning commission, member of our Board of Education and served as Town Treasurer. She is a 1980 graduate of Newington High School.

Carol has also served on Council Rules and Procedures Committee, Town Manager Evaluation Committee, and the Town Manager Hiring Committee.

Carol served as the Chairperson for Project Graduation in 2012 and 2013.

When Carol also has a successful 36 year career as a Senior Paralegal for Gordon, Muir & Foley, LLP specializing in the Real Estate, Elder and Estate law.

Sharon Braverman

Sharon Braverman, Ph. D. - Sharon Braverman has lived in Newington since 1975 and has served ably on the Board of Education since 2007.

Sharon served the Board of Education as a secretary, chair of the Student Policy Committee and on the Executive Committee. She has a Doctorate in Public Health from Columbia University.

Sharon initiated a program with CCSU to allow Newington High School students to attend CCSU classes for free while in NHS for college credit.

Sharon retired from CCSU's School of Business in 2019.

Chris Miner for Town council

Councilman Chris Miner - Chris has served on the Newington Town Council since 2017.

He has been a member of the Newington Volunteer Fire Department for the last 10 years. Chris served on the Town Plan & Zoning Commission . Chris also dedicated his time to the NVFD 9/11 Memorial Committee as the Construction Manager. In 2016, he was awarded the NVFD Chiefs Community Service Award for outstanding service to the community. As a long-time volunteer firefighter, he serves as a Lieutennant on the NVFD.

Chris works as a self-employed facilities maintenance contractor with Central Property Services and has over 20 years experience in providing maintenance and consulting for owners of commercial, retail, and industrial properties.


Fire Commissioner:

Brian 'Bubba' Whalen for Fire Commissioner

Brian "Bubba" Whalen - Bubba has over 35 years with the Newington Volunteer Fire Department and currently serves as Captain of Safety Division.

Bubba is a former Fire commissioner. He worked for the Town of Newington for 28 years.