CHESHIRE—At the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting, Courtney Cullinan was voted by the CDTC membership to become Vice-Chairperson. Cullinan takes over immediately for Jim Jinks, founder of Bike Cheshire, who stepped down as CDTC Vice-Chair to focus on and pursue his campaign for District 2 Town Council.
"I would like to thank the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee for their unanimous support for me to serve as the next Vice Chair," Cullinan said. "I am excited to get to work with the committee and utilize my experience in state politics to continue to strengthen our local Democratic party.
"It is with great optimism that I embark on this new and exciting challenge. Once again I would like to thank the members and leadership of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee for their trust and support."
Cullinan brings a wealth of government experience to the position. She is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy at the Connecticut Senate Democrats. Other past positions with the State Senator Democrats include Director of Legislative Services and Deputy Director, Constituent Services.
The CDTC Vice-Chairperson’s duties include presiding over CDTC meetings when the Chairperson isn’t available, assist in policy decisions, connect and work with CDTC subcommittees and assist in the coordination of the campaigns of local candidates.
Chairperson Judy Villa said, “Courtney brings significant expertise to us, which she will employ to help elect our excellent Democratic slate.”
Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter for the New Haven Register for 34 years.