Name: Desiree Costa, Democrat endorsed by Republicans
Candidate for office: Common Council At-Large
Marital status: Married with five children
Education: Goodwin College, BS Management and Leadership (expected graduation 2019)
Profession: Project Manager
Public service experience: New Britain Little League in a variety of roles; School Governance Council at Holmes School in 2014 and 2015; Parent Music Association at New Britain High School from 2008-2014; Board of Directors for New Britain Little League since 2014, serving as president of the league for the 2015-2016 season; commissioner with the Commission on Community and Neighborhood Development. vice chairwoman for New Britain Pride.
In one sentence, what do you hope to achieve if elected? To capitalize on the idea of Open Government; being innovative in engaging residents on their terms to participate in the political conversation and ensure effective lines of communication between city hall and our residents, business owners and employees.
In one sentence, what sets you apart from other candidates? I am not a career politician; I am a parent, I am a homeowner and a lifelong resident of New Britain with a track record of volunteer work in our community.
Desiree Costa can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-817-0745.