2017 Candidates

 Town Council
Joseph Merritt Merritt Grew up in Bloomfield. Attended Bloomfield schools then Kingswood, Dartmouth, and MIT. Served as US Navy Officer. Employed Hartford Special Inc 16 years National Sales Mgr then Vice President. Founded and ran Merritt Machine Company then JMMETALS until 2012. Tax Advisor, Enrolled Agent, Office Manager H&R Block/Block Advisors to date. Interests include church choir and bicycling. Married to Beverlee Merritt with 3 children: Rob, Scott and Stephanie, 7 grandchildren.

Longest serving town councilor in history of town (off and on since 1975.) Minority Leader. Confounded Bloomfield EMS, Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. Former Chair WH Bloomfield Health District. Seabury Director. Chaired Police and library building committees.

We need to stop discretionary spending considering Hartford and the state’s financial problems. They will impact us some $5 million a year for the next 5 or so years. We should be focused on cutting costs through regionalization and avoid huge tax increases.

Patrick DeLorenzo DeLorenzo Patrick has been Treasurer of the Bloomfield Republican Town Committee (BRTC) since 2007. He was appointed by Town Council to serve on the Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) 2009-2012. Prior to BAA, he was a member of the Ethics Committee.

He was appointed to an open position on Town Council in 2013 and is now seeking his third term. Patrick sits on Finance, Land Use and Economic Development, Administration and Education Committees and Committee on Committees.

Patrick is a Justice of the Peace. He served on the Board of Directors for The Common at Sinnott Farm from 2007-2011. He received a Masters of Human Organization Science degree from Villanova University and is employed by Cigna as an Enterprise Project Manager. Patrick is married to Ellen Moran.

Robert W. Ike Ike

Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga
Yale University, New Haven, Ct
2017 Bloomfield Republican of the Year Award
2017-Bloomfield Public Works Department Building Committee
1996-2003 and 2006-Present Bloomfield Board of Education
2011-Present Chairman Bloomfield Republican Town Committee
2011 Commissioner Bloomfield Housing Authority
2009 Secretary Carmen Arace School Building Committee
2004-2005 Bloomfield Town Council
2003-2004 Bloomfield Library Board
1994-1995 Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Committee

Elizabeth Waterhouse

Elizabeth Waterhouse is married to Quentin Johnson and has 2 beautiful children Abigail and Maxwell. She has lived in this community for over 10 years and has been an active participant in the community for many of those years. She has volunteered with elections as assistant registrar as well as at her daughter’s school. She has in the past worked for the Police Union (Council 15) and helped campaign and promote candidates.

Elizabeth Waterhouse Studied as a medical Assistant at Branford Hall in Windsor as well holding an Associate’s degree in Science.

Elizabeth Waterhouse hopes to make a difference in her community as she raises a young family her self. She wants to make this a community to attract other young families as she believes this town has so much more to offer.

Probate Judge
Randall S. Bowers Bowers Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford CT
Attorney-at-law, admitted to the bar in Connecticut (state and federal courts) and Massachusetts
Associate Attorney, Bansley Anthony Burdo LLC
Member of the Bloomfield Ethics Commission
Veteran, United States Marine Corps – deployed to Iraq 2008-2009
Former state prosecutor and judicial law clerk
Regularly provides free legal assistance to low-income families and veterans
Board of Education
Quentin Johnson Johnson
Town Plan and Zoning
Stephen Millette Millette

Stephen Millette is currently a Town Plan and Zoning Alternate, member of the Conservation, Energy, and Environment Committee, Justice of the Peace, and Secretary for the Bloomfield Republican Town Committee. He was a past member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Alternate to the Ethics Commission. Steve earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Real Estate and earned his Bachelors in Management Information Systems from Central Connecticut State University.

Town Plan and Zoning Alternate
Gus Walek
Zoning Board of Appeals
Lucile Wactowski
Dwight Bolton
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
Marie MacDonald
Library Board
Elizabeth Waterhouse
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