Municipal leaders will be elected in a few short months.
Lifelong New Milford resident Ted Hine is seeking to be the Democratic mayoral nominee. The 56-year old comes from one of New Milford's oldest founding families. Hine retired two years ago after working at G.E. Capital for 23 years. He held positions ranging from chief information officer to global IT project management. He served as president of the New Milford Historical Society for several years.
Hine says he wants a more balanced budget, which bolsters the school system. He opposed recent plans to spend the surplus on capital items saying residents should have more of a say over that spending.
The Democratic Town Committee will make an official endorsement next Wednesday.
Republican Mayor Pete Bass has served two terms and plans to run for a third term.