A New Milford Democrat has announced his intention to run for Mayor in November. Tom O'Brien, who ran for the 67th state House seat last year, is a carpenter and writer. The 59 year old chairs the bike and trails committee and the New Milford River Trail Association. He previously served on the Zoning Commission and called for sidewalks to be installed along Route 7. He kicked off his campaign on Sunday. O’Brien said he wants more funding designated for the schools, better recreational opportunities for the town and affordable housing in the downtown area. Republican Pete Bass won his first term in 2017, replacing Democrat David Gronbach. Bass has not yet announced his intention to run for re-election.