Middletown Patch is beginning a new meet-the-candidates series that allows voters to learn a little bit about the men and women running for public office this November.
Middletown Planning and Zoning Commissioner Carl R. Chisem, 51, is on the Democratic ticket as a common council candidate.
Education: Vinal Technical High School graduate, 1981
Work: State of Connecticut Department of Transportation
Why do you want to hold public office in Middletown? I have lived in Middletown all my life and have always been a civil servant and enjoy working with the community I live in.
What experience do you bring to the table? I have served on the zoning board of appeals, Harbor Park agency, citizens advisory committee, planning and zoning commission, the mayor's task force on efficiency in government and the Veterans Memorial Park Renovation committee.
What do you love most about Middletown? I love to see Middletown continue to grow and move forward in the right direction.
What do you think the town's most pressing issue is? The parking downtown
What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy riding my motorcycle with friends and love teaching motorcycle riding in the summer for the State of Connecticut.
How can residents keep up with you? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Candidate Bios
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- Meet Brian Kaskel, Republican Candidate for Board of Education
- Meet Paul Turenne, Democratic Candidate for Planning and Zoning
- Meet Dan Russo, Democratic Candidate for Planning and Zoning
- Meet Stephen Devoto, Democratic Candidate for Zoning Board
- Meet Sandra Russo-Driska, Republican Common Council Hopeful
- Meet Grady Faulkner: Democrat for Common Council Seat