NORWALK, Conn. – John Igneri and Tom Livingston will run together this year on the Democratic ticket to represent Norwalk’s District E on the Common Council.
Igneri has served as a councilman for District E for four years. Livingston is a long-time Rowayton resident and attorney. The two said that they want to reduce the property tax burden on Norwalk’s homeowners by diversifying the city’s tax base and promoting smart residential and commercial development. They also want to improve the quality of life by making the city safer and cleaner and protecting the waterfront.
Igneri and Livingston said they decided to run together because they believe they share the same inclusive, professional and common sense approach needed to be effective members of the council.
“I would like to serve on the Common Council to bring more long-term planning for the city and to bring collaboration instead of the division we currently see,” said Livingston. “I will work with Councilman Igneri and others for development that reflects Norwalk’s unique history, location and diversity. In this way we can continue to attract families and businesses, while also growing our tax base.”
“My experience as a councilman over the past four years, as well as a commission in the Sixth Taxing District for the last six years, have taught me how to get things done in Norwalk,” said Igneri. “. When re-elected, I will continue to work to expand our Grand List by increasing our commercial tax base to help lower property taxes for Norwalk citizens. I am committed to making Norwalk an even more attractive place for families and businesses while protecting the diversity that defines the uniqueness of our city. It would be an honor to once again serve the residents of Norwalk as a member of the Common Council.”
Igneri and his family have lived in Norwalk for 30 years. He is a member of the Rowayton Fire Department, serves on the Board of Hill Top Homes Senior Center and serves on the fundraising committee of the Carver Center. As a councilman, he has served on the Finance, Department of Public Works and Personnel Committees. He has also worked on the Rowayton School Renovation Committee, the Maritime Authority, Land Use and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Livingston has lived in Norwalk for 27 years. He worked for Applied Biosystems Inc. as vice president and secretary of the company. He has served as president of the Rowayton Civic Association and president of the Rowayton Library. He has also served on the board of FarmCreek.org, a member of the Rowayton Planning Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of the Rowayton Historical Society. He and his wife Wendell have been married for 29 years and have three children. Wendell serves as the President of the Rowayton Historical Society.
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