Tim Bergin candidate for Manchester board

MANCHESTER, CT – Democrat Tim bergin, 36, is a candidate for the Manchester board of directors.

Occupation: Policy Director

Family:Wife, Jen, a Manchester Public School teacher, and her son, Kason, who attends Manchester Community College.

Experience: Board of directors

Family in government: My teaching wife is Verplank Elementary. My older brother is a supervisor at DCF and my younger brother is a prosecutor in Massachusetts.

The biggest problem in town is ______, and I plan to do this about it:

The smart investment of federal COVID relief dollars: We have the opportunity to address serious issues like jobs, supporting small businesses and preventing youth violence. But we’ll have to do it in a way that doesn’t create tax cliffs and affect property taxes from the bottom up.

Critical differences between me and my opponents:

I have worked in public policy for almost a decade and have a degree in public administration. I have a very pragmatic approach, and I would like to think proven, and an approach to achieving the goals of the board and Manchester.


Democrats passed two city budgets without raising property taxes while still investing in school and park renovations, as well as local COVID relief and recovery.

Other issues:

We were among the first towns in CT to declare racism a public health crisis. We have created a position within our health department dedicated to coordinating care for people of color during the pandemic. We created a Civilian Review and Relations Board, hired a police department social worker, created a Rooney rule for hiring, and invested money in our quest to have municipal staff reflect the demographics of our city. .

What would you like voters to know about you?

I am incredibly accessible. If you need any help, I’ll be happy to navigate the local government for an answer. If you read an inflammatory issue in OMC, contact us and we can look into the resolution together.

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