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The Newington Democrats

Sensible, Responsible Leadership for Newington, CT

Board of Education

The Following Newington Democrats are ready to project our schools into the 21st Century.

Michael Branda Board of Educaiton

Board Member Michael Branda - Michael has served on the Board of Education since 2017 and has lived in Newington for ten years. His two daughters attend John Patterson School, where he is an active member of the PTO. Michael is also a member of the Seven Cities Condominium Association Board and works as an events manager for the ALS Association. His role is to help several chapters across the country achieve fundraising success during the Walk to Defeat ALS campaign. Michael is a strong advocate for our children and your schools.

Michael has spent the last 11 years working in non-profit fundraising. From 2008 until recently, he worked for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. His role was to manage the fundraising program for Walk MS in CT. The Walk MS campaign would average over $1.2 million raised per year over those 9 years.

Michael also serves on the Curriculum and Anna Reynolds Building Committee.

Emily Guion

Board Member Emily Guion - Emily has served on the Board of Education since 2015. She is presently Vice Chairperson. She is the Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee and a member of the Executive and Facilities Committee. She works for the UCONN School of Medicine, her son and daughter, Avery and Macy, attend Newington High School. Emily is a Certified Teacher with her BS from UCONN in Early Childhood Education She has a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Hartford. Emily is a 16 year resident of Newington. She is Married to Joe.


Cindy Stamm

Board Member Cindy Stamm - Cindy has been a Board of Education member, 2015 to present. She serves on the Executive Committee, the Budget Committee, facilities Committee and Shared Services Committee. She is a retired Public School Pupil Services Director and is presently a Pupil Sercices Consultant.


Jessica Weaver

Jessica Weaver - Jessica graduated from Newington High School in 2015 and graduated from UCONN in 2019 with honors. She is a Masters candidate in Public Policy at UCONN, has worked for Congressman John Larson, the State Treasurer's Office and the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors.



Jessica Weaver

Fred Callahan - Fred has served as constable since 2011. He served 16 years as a Volunteer Firefighter in town and 24 years with the Newington Police. He a co-owner of Bowl-A-Rama.