Jon Trister

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Jon Trister

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I am honored to be the endorsed Democratic candidate for Mayor of Newington. 

I have been a resident of Newington for the last 15 years along with my wife, Roceli, and our two children, John and Charlotte, who attend Newington Public Schools. I have a bachelor’s degree in political science from Charter Oak State College, and a Master of Public Administration from UConn. I currently serve on the Newington Town Planning & Zoning Commission and the Standing Insurance Committee. I am also a member of the board of directors for the Soccer Club of Newington. 

I am running for mayor because I love our community and want to see it be the best it can be.

I launched my campaign back in March and since then I have knocked on several thousand doors in town to hear the concerns of residents and to find out what they want from their leaders. What I have learned is the people in our community want to prosper and thrive, so we want to focus on growing our tax base through thoughtful economic development. Newington residents want to have a well-educated population, so we will make it our priority to support our amazing public schools. We also recognize that Newington plays a vital role in the greater Harford area, which is why we will partner with our state delegation to work to bring the aid to Newington that it deserves.

I look forward to continuing to meet Newington residents and hearing your thoughts and ideas for how we can work together for a better Newington!