Michael Mauro, Town Council

My family and I are recent additions to the New Canaan community. We are proud to live here and consider it a privilege. I have been an attorney for 17 years and have litigated cases from the state level to the federal appellate level representing clients across a broad spectrum of industries. I have considerable experience representing corporations in their union matters as well as counseling on compliance with applicable civil rights laws. My wife works for a global corporation. We have children who will enter kindergarten at South this Fall.
Why am I running for Town Council? Because I want to contribute to enhancing the town’s quality of life that affects my family and all residents while strengthening the town’s attractiveness to new families. My wife and I have recently undertaken the deliberative process whether to move to New Canaan or one of the surrounding towns. New Canaan offered the “total package” for our family: a superior education system, bucolic public spaces, small-town character, extraordinary sense of pride in community, and the best value for our hard-earned money – to name a few.
My family and I are at the beginning of our life in New Canaan and have the benefit of seeing the town through that perspective. The town’s attributes that brought us here need to be zealously safeguarded and new opportunities to improve, e.g. train parking, cell service, reduction in teen drinking, housing and services for seniors, must be diligently and expeditiously implemented.
My years long background in law bringing contentious issues to agreeable resolution coupled with the perspective of someone who just went through the process of deciding to live and raise his family in New Canaan brings a knowledge base that will be enormously beneficial to all residents.
I would be honored by your support at the July 18 caucus.