Campaign Kickoff Sept. 15

Join the Killingworth Democrats and special guests for the 2021 Campaign Kick Off on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5:30 – 8:00pm at the Chatfield Hollow Inn and Farm (10 Firetower Road, Killingworth).

Honored Guests include:
Lt. Govenor Susan Bysiewicz
State Senator Christine Cohen
State Rep Christine Goupil
Executive Director, CT Dems, Jacqueline Kozin

Please RSVP to

Paid for by the Killingworth Democratic Town Committee Nelson Rivera, Treasurer

Introducing Board of Selectmen candidate Jamie Young

From left: Jamie Young and Lou Annino, Jr.

Dear Friends,

I am Louis Annino, Jr., and I’m running for re-election to the Killingworth Board of Selectmen where I have had the privilege to serve this community of ours diligently for the last ten years.  

As in the past, I have and will pledge again to work to ensure our tax dollars are managed responsibly, our roads and town are kept safe, and our rural character is maintained. At the same time, I will work to ensure quality education at our schools, provide commercial opportunities that support the needs of the town and make available balanced and varied housing opportunities. 

While my record as Selectman shows strong commitment and progress in all of these areas, there is more work to be done.  Recent public health matters of unprecedented levels have strained our emergency services, challenged our schools, stolen a portion of our children’s youth, handicapped our town businesses and stretched our precious tax dollars.  As we begin to emerge from this difficult period, it is time to rebuild.  

In the upcoming weeks, you will hear more about the plan for this rebuilding.  For now, I will simply say that it starts with working together. As a lifelong resident of Killingworth, I know that the people of this town have always worked this way as friends and neighbors. Certainly, at times there has been a healthy amount of debate but always civil, open, non-partisan and thus constructive. This is how consensus is reached and progress is made.  This is the foundation of our governmental process and the basis on which I plan to continue to work.

As we begin to map our strategy, I look forward to sharing more details in the near future.  A key component to this strategy is my running mate. I could not be more pleased to introduce Jamie Young who brings a wealth of experience to complement and strengthen this platform.

I am sure many of you know her as she has been an active resident with her husband Brian, for 23 years. Among her many qualifications, she brings a positive and inclusive outlook, a master’s degree in ethics and a law degree with a concentration in mediation. She is a fair listener and an energetic problem solver. She looks for common ground and practical solutions. Jamie actively served on multiple town, regional, and state commissions and currently serves as the town representative on the Policy Board of the Regional Water Authority.

Jamie has been involved over the years with the KWO and the Fire Company’s auxiliary. She volunteers behind the scenes with many projects. Jamie worked in higher education for 14 years. She’s served as legal counsel and contract guru at the Departments of Energy, Environmental Protection and Transportation and the Governor’s Office and as a law clerk at the National Labor Relations Board. Her list of accomplishments is long and varied. Jamie is a quick study and cares about people, the environment, justice, and Killingworth. She will bring all of that learning and experience to the table as a selectwoman.

Jamie and I look forward to sharing with all of you more of our ideas and perspectives.  We welcome your thoughts as well.  I hope as you hear more from us you will recognize the strengths that together we bring to the Board of Selectmen as we ask for your vote this November.

Thank you,

Lou Annino, Jr.

KW Dems announce fall slate

The Killingworth Democrats are proud to announce our unanimously endorsed candidates for the November 2021 election:


Lou Annino, Jr. 

Jamie Young

Town Clerk

Dawn Mooney

Town Treasurer

Donna Dupuis

Board of Finance

Annie Stirna

Tara Amatrudo

Board of Assessment Appeals

Matthew Stillman

Planning and Zoning

Geoffrey Cook

Bill Tobelman

Stephanie Warren (alt)

Zoning Board of Appeals

Brian Young

Ben Charney (alt)

Fire Commissioner

Jennifer Liptak

Regional Board of Education

Kathy Zandi

Lisa Connelly

August 2020 Primary and Absentee Ballots

Connecticut will hold its Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order allowing all registered Democrats and Republicans in Connecticut to obtain an absentee ballot for the August 11, 2020 primary. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has mailed an absentee ballot application to every registered Democrat and Republican in the state to complete and return. These applications, which include postage-paid return envelopes, were sent via U.S. Postal Service and have started to appear in Killingworth mailboxes. A voter who requests an absentee ballot will receive their ballot (which will also include a postage paid return envelope) in the mail beginning on July 21, 2020.

Killingworth will also be installing a secure ballot drop box, located at Town Hall, to allow voters to deliver their absentee ballots in person without close personal contact. For those who would still like to appear in person to cast their vote, our polling place at Killingworth Elementary School will remain open, however, the ability to vote absentee will ensure that the democratic process continues safely and securely.

As always, Killingworth voters can contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-663-1765 x502 with any questions. Although currently closed to the public, the Town Clerk’s Office is still working every day and is happy to assist you in any way we can.

SLDW Super Tuesday Gathering March 3

On Tuesday, March 3, 7-9pm, please join the Shoreline League of Democratic Women (SLDW) for a Super Tuesday Gathering at The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, CT. Watch the primary returns on the big screen coming in from 16 states and participate in the #Ides of Trump call to action. See the details below!


Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 7-9pm
Location: The Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (Across from the Essex IGA)

Super Tuesday Party on March 3

Dear SLDW Members, Friends and Supporters,

Join us on Tuesday night, March 3, from 7pm – 9pm for a Super Tuesday Gathering at The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, CT. Let’s all watch the primary returns on the big screen coming in from 16 states and participate in the #Ides of Trump call to action. See the details below!

Address: Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (Across from the Essex IGA) 

#IdesofTrump Call to Action! Bring your postcards or pink slips to this event and write your own special message to the pResident! On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.

Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math. No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.

So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin. Prepare for March 15th, 2020, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

Hear from the Candidates | Events in October & November

Interested in hearing more from the 2019 candidates for local office this fall?


Attend one of these upcoming events in Killingworth:


Thursday, October 17 


Middlesex Chamber First Selectman Forum

Killingworth True Value main floor


Tuesday, October 22 


HK Education Association BOE Candidates Forum

HK High School School Auditorium


Saturday, November 2 


Killingworth BOE Candidates Forum 

Killingworth Library Meeting Room

Childcare will be provided in the Children’s section

KDTC Candidate Meet & Greet Sept. 22

The Killingworth Democratic Town Committee invites you to meet the 2019 candidates for office, including Cathy Iino, Lou Annino, Jr., and the Killingworth Democratic town slate on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 4-6pm at the McCormick Home (15 Tower Hill Road, Killingworth).

Special guests will include Gov. Ned Lamont, Congressman Joe Courtney, Lt Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, and State Senator Christine Cohen.

For more information or to RSVP, email


2019 Campaign Launch | July 25

Join us at the beautiful Chatfield Hollow Inn & Farm for the 2019 Campaign Launch of Cathy Iino, First Selectwoman, Lou Annino, Jr., Selectman, and the entire Killingworth Democratic slate of candidates.

The free evening of music, food and fun will be held from 6-8pm, Chatfield Hollow Inn & Farm (10 Firetower Road, Killingworth, CT).

Please RSVP to

We look forward to seeing you there!

Town and School budget vote slated for June 4

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 is the Referendum for the Killingworth town and RSD 17 school budgets.

The school budget was defeated last month in the May 7 referendum. The budget has been decreased by more than $215,000 and is available on the RSD 17 website.

The proposed town budget was presented during a May 20 town meeting. The proposed town budget will be included in the June 4 referendum. Details available on the Town of Killingworth website.

Please join us and vote YES on both budgets. Your vote is your voice!