Stratford Democratic Town Committee Nominates and Endorses Candidate for District 3
On Wednesday the Stratford Democratic Town Committee met in a regular meeting to introduce, nominate, and endorse Lesette Franceschi to represent District 3 on the Stratford Town Council.
The seat was previously held by Paul Tavaras, who, after being nominated at a caucus in July, withdrew from the race in August, citing personal and professional reasons. She will face off in November against Republican Nominee Victor Ayala to represent the 3rd District on the Town Council.
Franceschi describes herself as creative, artistic, outgoing, friendly, and positive. Her passion is helping others to succeed, making others feel safe, and educated. She has accomplished this through her volunteer work. As a Third District resident she promised to be a strong voice to advocate for long standing issues in the district which have not been addressed by the current administration, e.g. flooding, neighborhood safety.
Lesette is a Certified Nurse Aid – Patient Care Technician. She earned her Community Health Worker certification at Housatonic Community College, and her experiences include working closely with communities in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Stratford through networking and public community fairs.
In addition to her healthcare career, Lesette owns her own business as an online mentor, helping others to achieve success. She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Colorado Technical University.