Letter — Serving is an honor and a privilege

My name is Ann Marie Evangelista and I am a candidate for the Trumbull Town Council in District 4. I have been married to Bob for 27 years. We have three children, all recent graduates of Trumbull Public Schools and all attending college in Connecticut.

My parents are retired and live in Trumbull. I am a past PTA president and I was the recipient of the Connecticut Association of Schools Volunteer of the Year Award for 2004-05. I currently work as kindergarten paraprofessional at Frenchtown Elementary School. I am a proud member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; both my son and I suffer from Crohn’s disease. 

I was first elected to the council in 2009, and I have served four terms. Over the last eight years, I am proud of the accomplishments achieved on the Trumbull Town Council, such as charter revision that allows residents to vote on large capital projects. It’s important for residents to have a vote on whether we should build large projects in town.

Throughout these years, I connected with constituents of all ages, and I have gained a great perspective on the various issues that concern residents. As a member of the Town Council, I have always been mindful of minimizing tax increases while maintaining our town services. Young families move to Trumbull for the great school system and beautiful parks, and senior citizens would like to continue to afford to stay in their homes. We all want to preserve and improve our excellent services and wonderful quality of life in Trumbull, while keeping our property taxes low, stable and predictable.

It would be an honor and a privilege to continue to serve as your Town Council Representative. I am proud to live in such a wonderful community, and we need to make sure our neighbors, young and old, enjoy our extraordinary town of Trumbull and all it has to offer.
Ann Marie Evangelista, R-4th
Town Council