My name is Avgoustis Tiniakos, more commonly known as A.J. I am honored to have been nominated by the Newington Democratic Town Committee as a candidate for Town Council in our upcoming municipal election.
I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with two bachelor’s degrees; one in Criminal Justice and the other in Sociology, and currently work in town for Progressive Insurance as an injury claims adjuster.
Over the years, a large portion of my time has been spent giving back to the community, and I lead by example. I am no stranger to volunteering, whether it be Best Buddies CT, the CT Special Olympics, the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic and local events here in Newington. I am also a member of the Hartford Wanderers Men’s Rugby Club where I hold a leadership position among my team.
My motivation for running for town council here in Newington springs from my desire to see the town thrive in the coming generations. As a homeowner, I plan to spend the future here in Newington and as such would like to cultivate a town that pushes for responsible government and transparency from their leadership.
I feel that through thoughtful development of the towns’ space, accompanied with protecting our future education services, we will be able to create a town that will be seen as a gold standard of functionality for the rest of the state to admire. I pledge to serve the people of this town to the best of my abilities!