OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND OUR MAYOR
Mike France is Ledyard's State Representative. Mike and his wife Heather have six children and four grandchildren. Mike is a 20-year Navy veteran and military leader who knows what it means to serve both his country and his community. He works as a system engineer and is a known problem solver.
Mike has worked hard to stop installation of highway tolls, reverse Governor Malloy's cuts to state funding for local schools, block efforts to increase income and sales taxes, and establish statewide property tax. He also voted against the Hartford bailout. Mike supported the Republican budget that established a spending cap, bonding cap, and other long overdue structural changes.
State Representative 42nd District
Mike's Common Sense Solutions for Connecticut's Future
Spend no more than you make.
Reduce spending to match revenue with no new taxes.
Borrow only what you can afford to pay back.
Stop bonding to pay current bills.
The more government tries to do, the less it does well.
Focus on core functions: Public Safety, Education, and Transportation.
· Mayor May 2017- present
· Town Council 2012-2017
· Finance Committee Chair
· Member, Land Use, Planning and Public Works Committee
· Served on IWWC 2002-2007
· Open Space Committee member
Married to Jami since 2001, three children, all in or through Ledyard Schools. Lifelong Ledyard resident. Received his formal education at Clemson University (Finance with minor in Real Estate).
Mayor Fred’s focus has been on the long-term stability of the Town and a goal of lean, efficient government while seeking ways to provide services more efficiently. He believes regionalization of some services can play a critical role in cost control. Minimizing our governmental footprint is also a priority, and to that end, the Mayor has successfully sold the Gales Ferry Landing, Ledyard Center School, and the former
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police station, resulting in private ownership, commercial development, and increased tax revenue. Mayor Fred has guided the Town through three bonding cycles for the school renovation/consolidation plan and has delivered excellent results with Standard & Poors, obtaining the best long-term borrowing rates the Town could have hoped for. Additionally, Mayor Fred has fought for an equitable distribution of the so-called Pequot Fund, this year securing an additional $500,000 from the State. Mayor Fred is an effective leader who works to keep a positive workplace and works well with Town Council, Board of Ed, and other committee and commission members. Mayor Fred was also elected by his peers as the Council of Governments Secretary, one of five COG leadership roles in the COG.