Party: Republican Are you an incumbent? (If yes, how many years in office): No Current job: Pediatrician; I have lived in Milford for 30 years. Volunteering background, if any: First Baptist Church, Milford, CT, member, Board of Trustees (2014-2018); First Baptist Church, Milford, CT, member, Board of Christian Education (2015-2017); Town of Stratford (CT) Disability Review Board, member, 2010-2019; Connecticut Reach Out and Read, member, Advisory Board (2016-present) Milford (CT); Milford, CT Chapter of the LINKS, Inc., member, (2015-2017); Active participant and elected member of the Milford Republican Town Committee since 2011. Education: Joseph A. Foran High School Class of 1995; Yale University, BS Biology 1999; University of Hartford, MS Neuroscience 2002; University of Vermont\/Larner College of Medicine, MD 2007; University of CT\/CT Children\u2019s Medical Center, Internship\/Residency 2010. I have a 3-year-old son who will soon need to enroll in school. When he was born I looked forward into enrolling him in school in my beloved hometown and fully expected him to follow in his parents\u2019 footsteps and one day graduate from our alma mater, Foran high school. After observing some of the decisions and changes being made by the current board and superintendent. I have becoming increasingly concerned about my son\u2019s education and about the environment in which he will be expected to learn. I am running as a concerned Milford resident and parent and for all the children in Milford, many of whom are also my patients. If elected, what will be your primary focus \u2014 budget, curriculum, another topic? I will focus on ensuring that the board is transparent and held accountable for decisions made about our children\u2019s health, safety and academic instruction. The current imbalance of power is the driving force for many of the ill-advised decisions that are being made by the current board and city administration. I believe the current spending throughout all of the city\u2019s departments is mismanaged and excessive. The city\u2019s Education budget is nearly half of the entire city budget and despite enrollment being down, there are no efforts to consolidate resources and taxpayer dollars are being wasted in areas that do little to directly help our children. If elected, I plan to propose a complete re-evaluation of the budget with focus on better management of hard earned taxpayers\u2019 money.