Claudette Lagasse

Candidate for Treasurer

Claudette has served the town as Treasurer for five terms (10 years) with impeccable integrity and reliability. She has a great deal of experience both in and out of local government. She is a long time resident of Killingworth and is active in our community. Claudette and her husband Donald have been married for almost 57 years and have lived in Killingworth for 48 years. Donald has been a Killingworth Volunteer Fireman for 42 years. They have four children – Daphne, Mark, Dorothy and Marie, and two granddaughters.

In addition to her twelve years working as our Treasurer, Claudette has held the following positions:

• Regional School District 4 – Fourteen years as an Administrative Assistant in charge of personnel where she was responsible for salary data for 400 employees, tracking teacher’s certification, completion of State of Connecticut reports and providing budget assistance in a five town school district’s budget system;

• Aetna – Two years as an Administrative Assistant for nine Insurance Analysts;

• Regional School District 17 – Twelve years working as Assistant Secretary, Library and Teacher Assistant.

• Bookkeeper – Five years managing finances for my husband’s business.

Claudette is an avid volunteer in Killingworth. She serves on the Board of Directors, is the archivist, and served several terms as Treasurer for the Killingworth Historical Society. She is an active participant in society events, and serves as co-chair of their annual Tag Sale. She and Donald have been members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church since moving to Killingworth. Claudette has also been involved with the Killingworth Library Association.

Questions for the Candidate

Why are you running for the Treasurer’s position?

I’ve been doing the job for 12 years and because of my experience working with town hall employees, the staff at TD Bank, and the Board of Finance, I know I can continue to serve the town in this capacity.

What inspired you to go into public service?

I was asked years ago if I wanted to serve. I’ve been involved in quite a few volunteer organizations over the past 47 years and felt I wanted to continue to serve the town as long as possible.