FAIRFIELD, CT — It’s election season in Fairfield, and Patch is here to help you get to know the candidates running for local office in 2021 before voters head to the polls Nov. 2.
Questionnaire responses appear as submitted by candidates.
Republican Bill Llewellyn, 55, is running for Board of Finance in Fairfield.
Occupation: Owner Of Universal Printing & Mailings Services
Family: Shelley – Wife
Experience: RTM – 2009-2011
Family in government: Brother Ed Llewellyn is Mayor in Trafford, PA
The single biggest issue in town is ______, and I plan to do this about it:
The Republicans need to maintain control of the Board of Finance and the RTM or many of the financial reforms and cost saving measures the Board of Finance is working on with Brenda Kupchick to implement will be in jeopardy. So I am going to do everything I can to get elected but also help my fellow Republican Board of Finance & RTM members get elected as well. Government gridlock is not in the best interest for the Town of Fairfield.
Critical differences between me and my opponents:
My wife and I have grown our family business into a multi-million business so I understanding what it takes to run a business and be profitable in doing so. I also worked at Sotheby’s Auction House, where I implemented cost-saving measures that saved our Sotheby’s over $250,000 in distribution and warehousing costs. I currently serve on our Rotary District 7980 Grants committee where I regularly review and approve various grant requests. I also serve as treasurer of the United States Postal Customer Council for Fairfield county. I have an MBA from the University of Bridgeport.
I open to finding new ways to generate additional revenue for our town to help lesson the tax burden on our residents as well as our small businesses, including working with the Fairfield Athletic Foundation on improving our athletic infrastructure. Improving our athletic infrastructure will not only help protect our 15,000+ athletes but it will help to generate revenue for local businesses.
What else would you like voters to know about you?
I believe that local politicians need to put their town ahead of any political party since we are directly impacted by any decisions made. We cannot control what goes on in Washington or even our State house. However and we can control what goes on in our town so I believe in putting Fairfield before politics.