TOWN COUNCIL

DEB CARROLL

I hold a B.A. from Holy Cross and a M.A. in English Literature from Boston College.
After nearly two decades as a high school teacher, I'm now an adjunct faculty member
at Goodwin College. I am also the current majority leader on Glastonbury's Town
Council, having been elected in 2017. My husband, Tom, and I, are parents to three
very active boys, and we have enjoyed every bit of our seven years in Glastonbury.

TOM GULLOTTA

I am the current chair of Town Council. In the 1980s I served two terms on the Board of
education and two terms on the Town Council as vice-chair before retiring. I returned to
public life roughly 8 years ago and am currently running for my 5th term. In a previous
life I was the CEO of a children's social service agency, taught in the state university
system for 40 plus years, and was an academic author / editor focused on adolescence
and mental health promotion. Currently, I am a farmer, bibliophile, and owner of a book
auction company that donates its profits to charity.

MARY LACHANCE

I am a Sr. IS Director at Travelers Insurance where I manage IT budgets and work
efforts. I currently serve on the Town Council and previously served on the Zoning
Board of Appeals in another town. I moved to Glastonbury about 10 years ago with my
husband and 2 boys. We are members of First Church of Glastonbury. I run the FIRST
LEGO League program for the Glastonbury Robotics and Engineering Club, and I am a
mentor of the high school robotics team.

JAKE MCCHESNEY 

I am a former Connecticut prosecutor, and have previously worked in private practice and at Pratt & Whitney. I currently practice litigation as an Assistant Attorney General. Through my education and professional experiences, I have learned to respect diverse opinions, carefully analyze issues from multiple perspectives, and engage in thoughtful discussions on challenging topics. My family set roots in Glastonbury for its excellent schools, open spaces and small-town feel. Maintaining these qualities while wisely managing town finances to ensure a fair and reasonable tax burden for our citizens will define our success.

LARRY NILAND

Currently I serve as the Vice Chairman of the Town Council. I am a 25-year resident of
Glastonbury with my wife, Nicole, and our two children, Jack and Alex. Previously I have
served as Majority Leader of the Council and on the Planning & Zoning Commission. I have over 29 years of municipal experience in my time as an IT Specialist for the Town of West Hartford, and am a graduate of Penn State University. Additionally, I have spent multiple seasons coaching teams for Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer and Glastonbury Little League. My goals throughout my time on Council include providing responsible budgets, quality education, social consciousness, and services that benefit everyone.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

ALISON COUTURE

DOUG FOYLE

DAVID PENISTON

CHITTARANJAN SAHAY

JULIE THOMPSON

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