• About Us

  • The Branford Democratic Town Committee promotes the ideals of the Democratic Party and helps to elect qualified Democratic candidates to public office.

    As Democrats, we believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls.

    According to our Bylaws, the DTC consists of 11 Members from each of Branford’s 7 Voting Districts as well as 30 At-Large Members.

    When Do We Meet?
    The Democratic Town Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The meetings are held at 7:00–8:00pm in the Conference Room at the Branford Fire Headquarters at 45 North Main Street. (If the date or location changes on any given month, then we send out a message to our e-mail list subscribers and update our calendar on the DTC website.

    Who Participates in the Meetings?
    Branford DTC Members represent all of the town’s 7 Voting Districts. They are elected to office by the current Members of their District and then confirmed by a vote of the entire DTC Membership.

    Our current District Chairs are:
    District 1: Mike Leone, Chair;
    District 2: Susan Torre, Chair;
    District 3: Chris Collins, Chair;
    District 4: Marleen Cenotti, Chair;
    District 5: John Hartwell, Chair;
    District 6: Chad Edgar, Chair;
    District 7: Pam Roy, Chair.

    New Members Are Always Welcome!
    If you are a registered Democrat and would like to join the DTC, sign up here to get involved or attend one of our regular meetings.

    The DTC Executive Committee is made up of the Chair, two Vice Chairs, Secretary, and Treasurer.
    For the 2019–2021 term, the officers are:
    Kevin Coughlin, Chair;
    Nancy McCormack, Vice Chair;
    Chuck Tiernan, Vice Chair;
    Melissa Funaro, Secretary;
    Maggie Bruno, Treasurer.

    Standing committees do much of the work of the DTC:

    • Communications & Outreach Committee
    Creates and manages all DTC communication, digital content, and correspondence.

    • Issues and Strategy
    Analyzes trends and identifies strategies for election planning.
    Current DTC Members

    • Nominating Committee
    The nominating committee works to enlist democrats to run for local office.

    For the 2019–2021 term, Members are:

    District 1
    Jack Ahern
    Margaret Bruno
    Judy Barron, At-Large
    Alpha Coiro
    Kevin Coughlin
    Michael Leone
    Sarah Lockery
    James Perito
    Jeff Rowan, At-Large
    Lynn Saltz
    Kurt Schwanfelder
    Michele Sember
    Alisa Waterman

    District 2
    Ann Baker
    Penny Bellamy
    Cinda Cash, At-Large
    Becky DeAngelo
    Connie Drysdale
    Ray Dunbar
    DeeDee Hakun
    Dan Hally
    Dennis Kelly
    Marie Kelly
    Mark Mitchell
    Susan Torre

    District 3
    Ali Abulugma
    Eiman Abulugma, At-Large
    John Allen
    Adrian Bonenberger
    Wanda Bubriski
    Chris Collins
    Robin Comey
    Linda Erlanger
    Melissa Funaro
    Richard Hill, At-Large
    Catherine Jackson
    Peter Jackson, At-Large
    Curt Johnson, At-Large
    Mary-Jane Kenley
    Gaile Ramey
    Sarah Sorenson, At-Large

    District 4
    Maryann Amore
    Sally Bahner
    Marleen Cenotti
    Derek Green
    Mary Lewis
    Ram Shrestha
    Farhan Soomro
    Shahida Soomro
    Andy Wight

    District 5
    Abigail Adams, At-Large
    Dan Adelman
    Rita Berkson
    Tracy Everson
    Kathleen Fox, At-Large
    John Hartwell, At-Large
    Alex Larsson, At-Large
    Virginia (Gina) Macdonald Page
    Jane Novick, At-Large
    Rick Pittman
    Lonnie Reed, At-Large
    Mary Jo Riddle
    Lou Siegel
    Chris Simpson
    Susan Solomon

    District 6
    Susana Cantu
    Chad Edgar
    Charlie Grady
    Madison Grady
    Nancy McCormack
    Ellen Michaels
    John Prins
    Chris Sullivan

    District 7
    Nan Birdwhistell
    Thomas Brockett
    Victor Cassella
    Susan Dahill
    Stephanie Farber
    Donna Laich
    AJ Milici
    Jay Pottenger
    Pam Roy
    Charles Tiernan
    Fran Walsh