A lifelong Connecticut resident, Michele has a wealth of experience in business, finance and community service.
Michele will bring a fresh and needed perspective as our next Mayor of West Haven.
Family. Education. Business Professional.
While raising her first child as a single mother, Michele earned a degree in Accounting. Later she married, and while raising five children, graduated from New York University with a BS in Health Care Policy and Planning, Magna Cum Laude.
During her time at Echlin Corporation, Michele experienced first-hand the impact that the closing of a major business has on a community, the loss of local tax revenue and more importantly the loss of jobs.
Having then been recruited by the Standard Motor Products Corporation as a Cost Accountant, Michele was responsible for that company’s compliance with government regulations, giving her a clear understanding of the impact regulation has on business.
For the 13 years until her retirement in 2018, she was employed by Milford’s BIC Corporation. In her last position as Financial Controller of BIC’s lighter division, Michele managed a $90 million budget, and her responsibilities included union negotiations.
A West Haven resident for over 15 years, Michele has volunteered for many community organizations, including:
Inner City Children's Theatre Group
Boys and Girls Clubs
YMCA – Youth and Government Advisor
Sons and Daughters of Italy.
Michele currently serves on the West Haven Board of Finance as Vice Chairman. She was previously appointed Clerk in The New Haven Registrar of Voter’s Office.
Chair of the West Haven Republican Town Committee from 2016-2018.
Past Chairman of the United Taxpayers Party in Guilford
Send Michele to the third floor in City Hall.
Michele’s extensive business background, practical knowledge and dedication to our community will be instrumental in helping to fix the problems confronting West Haven. Once a single mother and now a grandmother to seven, Michele will continue to be a strong and tireless advocate for every taxpayer and child, including our veterans and senior citizens throughout West Haven.
Michele has the determination, experience and drive to make the tough choices needed to find solutions to the serious problems facing us all.