Name: Leon S. Davidoff
Party, Board Seeking: Democrat, Town Council
Family Information: Married to Alexis; Father to Becky and Lani who attend Hall High
Occupation: Co-Owner of The Paper Station, a stationery store in Newington
- West Hartford Town Councilor, 2007-Present
- Chair, Community Planning & Physical Services Committee
- Member, Charter Oak School Advisory Committee
- Past Chair/Member – Planning & Zoning Commission
- Elected to two terms to the Newington Town Council
- Former Farmington Rotarian – Paul Harris Fellow
- Past President, Newington Chamber of Commerce
- Past Treasurer, Aiken PTO and WHEE II
- Member of the CT Bar
- Justice of the Peace
Why did you run for office?
I value community service and cherish the opportunity to address the issues that face our community. I thoroughly enjoy serving on the West Hartford Town Council. It is very rewarding to be an active, involved volunteer working on matters with fellow concerned citizens that enhance the character and charm of our fine town.
If elected, what would be your primary areas of focus?
One of my primary concerns would be to make certain that West Hartford continues to attract smart economic development proposals that are environmentally friendly, architecturally attractive, economically significant and in harmony with the character of our community. Additionally, as I have done during my tenure on the Council, I will continue to work diligently and cooperatively with my colleagues to provide excellent town services and support our high quality, outstanding school system.
What do you feel is the biggest issue facing West Hartford today?
Keeping West Hartford an affordable place to live, to work and to raise a family. Every year at budget time, the Council struggles with finding the proper balance between providing essential town services and programs as well as funding an exceptional educational system with the taxpayers ability to pay the bill.
What skills do you have that you could bring to the community?
As a small business owner and an attorney, I try to make decisions that are guided by common sense principles. I listen attentively to the input and ideas of others, I study and research the issue presented, and I strive to work cooperatively with my colleagues to serve the best interests of our community.
Anything else you would like to share?
It has been a privilege to serve on the Town Council for the past six years, and I would be honored to serve another term with my well -qualified Democratic teammates.