Recycling Event, Tuesday, 10/22



Kenneth Soudan

Kenneth Soudan for Planning Commission

My name is Ken Soudan and I am married to Debbie Soudan. We have been residents of this wonderful town of Old Saybrook since 1996. Three of our six children went through the Old Saybrook school system from kindergarten through high school graduation. Several have moved back to Old Saybrook with their families so they can enjoy the excellent school system, and all the qualities Old Saybrook has to offer. I have always worked independently, and own a business nearby. I was formerly a first responder and assistant chief for the ambulance before we moved to Old Saybrook. My wife and I are members of Grace Episcopal Church and I am also a  member, and former officer of the Elks Lodge, where voluntarism is priority number one! I have been on Old Saybrook’s Planning Commission for a number of years, and became it’s chairperson in 2017. I am also currently Old Saybrook’s representative on the Regional Planning Commission.  My wish for our town is to be able to keep our small New England quality while maintaining a responsible level of growth.

Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly for Harbor Commission

I have lived in Old Saybrook with my wife Kathy for over 20 years. Our 2 sons attended Saybrook schools. I also operate a business in town.

I am an active boater, a USCG licensed captain, and very familiar with the waters surrounding Old Saybrook.

I was appointed to the Harbor Commission in the summer of 2016 to fill an unexpired term and elected to a 2 year term in 2017.  I am currently commission Secretary.  My objective is to increase public access and encourage use of the town’s facilities.  I ask for your support on November 5th to continue my service on the Harbor Commission.

Jeffrey R. Gibson

Jeffrey R. Gibson for Assessment Appeals Board

My family and I have lived in Old Saybrook for the past 18 years.  I have spent the past 29 years as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser in Middlesex county.  My background and experience as a Real Estate Appraiser makes me an ideal candidate for Board of Assessment Appeals. With 2018 being a revaluation year, my appraisal experience helped our current board complete the monumental task of 182 appeals hearings. I look forward to continuing our excellent work on the future board.



Adam Ladd

Adam Ladd for Police Commission

Being raised in Old Saybrook has blessed me with many opportunities and great experiences.  After graduating from OSHS, I was part of the first matriculating class at Johnson and Wales University to earn a Bachelors degree with a concentration in Culinary Arts. After meeting my wife, our journey together, expanding both our family and our careers brought us full circle back to Old Saybrook where we settled to raise our family.  Having gone through the Saybrook school system myself, I am proud to have my sons following in those footsteps.  They now learn, as I did, the importance of hard work, dedication, and the ability to thrive in such an inclusive community.  A member of the Knights of Columbus and the former Deputy Registrar, I have tried to exemplify for my children that involvement in town and communities is a fundamental way that we are able to contribute towards the betterment of our town and play an important role maintaining and perpetuating the inclusivity and character of our town that makes us a great community to be a part of. That is why I have chosen to run for police commission.  Old Saybrook needs a police commission that is involved, proactive, and effective in its endeavor to both collaborate and aid in the function, oversight and development of our police department.  A hallmark of the safety and security we all can sometimes take for granted, The Old Saybrook police department has grown over the years—not just in size and number, but in law enforcement and technological advancement that enables our officers to do their jobs effectively and our community to thrive. Such growth and development must, however, be accompanied by periodic assessment and reflection to ensure that we continue to pave the way to meet new demands of an ever-evolving community. A comprehensive, independent study of our police department is a tool that would certainly benefit us all. The analysis and review, combined with recommendations for our entire department infrastructure could provide insight to additional ways to support our department and our community as a whole. As my family and I continue to grow in the community I am proud to have called home for over 40 years, I now look to give back in a deeper way, and contribute by running for a seat on our police commission.

George Chang

George Chang for Board of Education

My family (Lynda Kieffer, Keanna and Joshua) and I moved to Old Saybrook from Ivoryton, CT in 2000.  Keanna and Joshua went through the OS school system from pre-K to 12 and benefitted greatly from its many opportunities.  Keanna graduated in 2014, attended Cornell, and is currently a 2nd year medical student at UConn.  Josh graduated in 2017 and is currently a junior at Stanford.  It has been an honor and a privilege to serve three terms on the Board of Education, and to give back for all that was given to Keanna and Josh.  Once again, I am humbled to receive the support of the nomination committee to be on the November ballot.  Thank you for the opportunity.


Carl Garbe

Carl Garbe for Board of Assessment Appeals

Carl Garbe has been a Certified  Residential Real Estate Appraiser licensed in the State of Connecticut since 2001; in addition, he holds a Real Estate Sales Agent license and a Plumbing Contractors license as well.

Carl has been a resident of Old Saybrook for almost 45 years, has been elected to both the Old Saybrook Zoning Board and Zoning Boards of Appeals.

“Our Assessors office does a good job in what they do, but no one is 100% right all the time. The Board of Assessment Appeals exists to help correct any over-taxation of Old Saybrook’s homeowners.”

“We should all pay our fair share of local taxes, but that doesn’t mean that we should pay more than what is due.”.




OSDTC FUNraiser, Sunday, October 6, from 4-7 PM at Penny Lane Pub


Raffles, gift cards, and more!

Election FUNraiser at the Penny Lane Pub:   

Sunday, October 6th from 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Tickets available:  $35 donation per person, OSDTC Monthly Meeting on 9/23//19 Sept. 23rd, or by mail from Carol Conklin, 16 Gates Rd. OS. Please include a 2019 SEEC Donation Form (click on Forms button at the top of the page).

Advance reservations:  email Carol at 


Alfred (Chub) Wilcox

Alfred (Chub) Wilcox for Police Commission

My name is Alfred (Chub) Wilcox, and my wife Marcia and I moved to Old Saybrook from Pennsylvania a few years ago. I am retired from a 40 year career practicing law in the Litigation Department of a large Philadelphia law firm. My wife and I chose Old Saybrook, despite Connecticut’s taxes, because we loved not just the beauty of our view over Ragged Rock  marsh but also the full time sense of community we felt here.

I have never run for public office and have no political aspirations whatsoever. I have come to love this town and in my own way wanted to give back and contribute to it, and so I met with  the First Selectman and expressed interest in serving in any way I could. After establishing my political affiliation (Democratic) and my interests, he referred me to the Democratic Town Committee. After being interviewed by them, my resume was sent back to the First Selectman and I was appointed to replace my Democratic predecessor on the Police Commission.

I have looked into the responsibilities of the Commission, which are to “provide general management and supervision of the police department” including making “all needful regulations for the government thereof” as well as being responsible for the “appointment, promotion and removal of the officers and members of such police department…………… ”

I believe the Old Saybrook Police Commission would benefit by engaging independent experts to help it evaluate the current operations of the Department, including its organizational structure, staffing, and costs.  WE ALL want a police department that is safe for the officers  and the community they serve, responsive to the needs of the community, efficient and effective in meeting those needs, and respectful of all members of the community


Dennis Tulimieri

Dennis Tulimieri for Planning Commission

Hello, please allow me to introduce myself, I am Dennis M. Tulimieri, Jr.  I was raised in Glastonbury and graduated from Merrimack College. Kim & I married in 1989 and lived in Portland for over 20 years, raising 3 children, who are now independent young adults of whom we are very proud.  We moved to Old Saybrook in early 2017.  I have worked traveling the greater northeast for over 30 years providing industrial electrical products and services to industrial plants, hospitals, and a variety of municipalities and institutions.  I have witnessed firsthand the changes in our region and the ingenious capabilities of our communities to thrive when given the opportunity.

I believe an imploding economy has produced an imploding middle class leading to many of the challenges we see in our community. All this was produced by a kind of massive, chronic underinvestment in public goods. It does not have to be this way.

I believe the civil liberties of all citizens must be protected. I believe healthcare is a human right as is a secure retirement.  I believe climate change is an existential threat and I believe public education is part of a solution.  I believe we need to make changes to eliminate racism and gun violence in our country.  I can offer constituents my honest and sincere commitment to work to better our community.  It will be an honor to serve the citizens of Old Saybrook.