Saturday, October 29, 2011

Candidate Profile: P & Z Candidate Ken McClellan (R)

The below information is a part of the Eye's Elections 2011 series to provide information to voting citizens and does not represent any endorsement by the Middletown Eye or any of its authors.

Ken McClellan is currently serving as an Alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission and wants to become a full-time member of this important panel. His goal: update the Long Range Plan for Development of the City of Middletown.

McClellan believes in service to his community and nation. He came to Middletown after his first tour with the U.S. Army where he served as an Infantry Captain in Germany and stateside. After attending Temple University, he enlisted in the National Guard while working in the area of computers systems and software support for Fortune 500 companies. He earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Technology at Central Connecticut State University.

Upon graduation, McClellan entered active duty, again, and has served as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Personnel Officer, Operations 0fficer and Automation Management Officer. On leaving active duty, he briefly ran his own business in computer consulting, and joined Johnson & Higgins, a commercial insurance broker, as a software support specialist. McClellan worked for Computer Systems Corporation, as a Computer System Administrator at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown and is currently employed as a Project Manager at Aetna.

McClellan retired from the United States Army Reserve as Lt. Colonel, after serving as an advisor to the Iraqi Army, as part of the Multi-National Transitional Command.

He has served as member of the Middletown High School Building Committee, and the Inland Wetland Commission. His other activities include Vice-Commander of American Legion, Post 75, Middletown, past Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor with Boy Scout Troop 10, and past Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 43 and Vice-Chairman of the Middletown Republican Town Committee. McClellan served also as Counselor with the Boy Scout Troop 10, and past Cub Master of Cub Scout Pack 43.

Ken lives in the Westfield section of town, with his wife Cheryl and son, Michael. His daughter 1st Lieutenant Meagan McClellan is serving as a Maintenance Officer, with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

McClellan’s issues: Planning and Zoning - update the Long Range Plan for development of the city of Middletown. Update the Planning and Zoning code to eliminate inconsistencies, make it clearer, and easier to understand.

Business: - I will work to encourage businesses to come to Middletown, to provide meaningful employment, to increase the tax base of the city, and to help lower property taxes.

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