The Farmington Democratic Town Committee has nominated Amy Suffredini to represent the 1st District on the Farmington Town Council. Suffredini will replace Mike Demicco, who was elected in November as the State Representative from the 21st House District.
“We’re sorry to lose Mike on the Council, but we’re excited to have such a strong replacement in Amy Suffredini. Amy is a hard worker who really listens and cares about people, and she isn’t afraid to speak her mind with conviction and intelligence. I think she will do a fantastic job representing the 1st District, the Democratic Party and the entire community,” Robert Huelin, Town Committee chair, said.
Suffredini is looking forward to the challenge of replacing the popular Demicco. “Mike [Demicco] was a truly exceptional Town Councilman, and is an extremely tough act to follow. I will do my best to follow his example of advocating for outstanding schools and town services while working hard to keep the Farmington tax rate reasonable and fair.”
An attorney and former prosecutor, Suffredini currently works as a Farmington Valley real estate agent and is the founder of Senior Moving Services, a small business specializing in real estate transition services for seniors. Suffredini also serves or has served as a Trustee of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association, a Board Member of the Stanley-Whitman House and a Board Member of the Farmington Public School Foundation.
Demicco said Suffredini’s history of community service and local business ties will be an asset to Farmington. “Amy is engaged in many facets of the town. Her legal training, small business background, and dedication to volunteerism will serve her and her constituents well.”
Suffredini lives with her husband Brian and their two children, Dylan and Isabella. Like many Farmington residents, Suffredini and her family enjoy Farmington’s many natural resources and historic gems, and she plans to get involved with conservation and preservation issues. “Farmington is a special town, and I will work to preserve, cherish and protect its natural beauty.”
John Vibert, who represents Unionville on the Council, said he was excited to work with Suffredini in 2013. “I got acquainted with Amy during the 2009 election. Her intelligence and education were obvious but so was her heart. She is a caring and concerned resident of Farmington who is focused on what is best for our town and best for our citizens.”
Suffredini said she wants to bring a focus on seniors and responsible tax policy to the Council’s budget deliberations next spring. “My work with Senior Moving Services has given me an appreciation for the challenges faced by seniors living on a fixed income, especially in this era of reduced benefits and rising property taxes. We need to allocate tax revenue responsibly and carefully, support administrative and energy efficiency in town government, and encourage businesses to pick Farmington as home.”
Submitted by Farmington Democratic Town Committee.