Thank you for taking the time to learn about my background. As a
concerned citizen and parent, I decided my candidacy for Selectman would be a
great way for me to again contribute to the Town of Clinton.
I attended the Clinton public school system, graduated from CHS and attended Northeastern University.
My wife Constance and I have three children, Stephanie,
Emily and Joey – who all, by the way, attend or have attended Clinton Public
Schools. I am a lifelong resident and reside on Chace Street.
My mom and dad, as well as my brother reside in Clinton. My parents
are Joseph P. Notaro Sr. and Lois Notaro all of whom reside on in
I have grown up in Clinton and it is my home. I have seen a lot of
changes to our town since my childhood; some are good, and some are
not. Now that I have children, I want to make
sure that Clinton remains a place that they would be proud to call
I have worked in the high technology
industry for 32 years and am currently a project leader and
principal development engineer.
project leader with Dell Inc, an international company. As such I
must interface with people, departments and suppliers worldwide to
develop and produce products on schedule. To do so to takes
communication skills, attention to details and collaboration. As an
engineer I design products as well as provide solutions to complex
problems. I have led design teams at fortune 500 companies as well
as at small startup companies and believe these qualities as well as
my prior term as selectman are directly applicable to this position.
My priorities and commitment will, as always, reflect the needs of
Clinton residents and businesses. I
believe the best government is one that leads by listening to its
citizens; that money isn’t always the solution to our problems but
people are; and that some officials have forgotten that our citizens are
partners waiting to help, not people waiting to be led.
Clinton needs leadership that is cost conscious today and has
long-term planning goals in place for tomorrow: Leadership means
listening, admitting mistakes and then fixing them. As a
former selectman I have a working knowledge of our town government
and as an engineer and project leader, the skills to help lead our
town and plan for its future. I know the value of a dollar – and the
value of education and community. That will make a difference in all
the issues we face and will face together in our town.
I am not running
for a Selectman’s seat for the job title, my reasons for running are
for the opportunity to help Clinton deal with problems that are
plaguing our town. I understand our town and its issues and will
provide fresh thinking, a problem-solving perspective,
and will be a practical and fair voice in the Selectmen’s office.
Clinton’s greatest asset is its people. I know how much we all care
about our town. A wide range of issues drive us: accountability and
efficiency in government, quality schools, affordability of
services, public safety, economic development and job creation and so much more.
These issues shouldn’t divide us. They should unite us.
As a former Selectman I came to understand the
complexities and problems facing our town government, as well as
what works and what doesn't, and I have gained a great deal of
knowledge and understanding of the structure and workings of our
present town government. As such I will be able to
contribute immediately to the position of Selectman.
Make no mistake,
I will work hard for you - The Citizens of