Tim grew up in Trumbull, the son of two public school teachers. Tim attended Trumbull High School where he was class president and played football under legendary Coach Jerry McDougall. His classmates elected him most likely to succeed. Tim was elected to the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission when he was only 19 years old and was featured in the New York Times in July of 2001. He would serve there for ten years, four as Chairman. Tim graduated with honors from Trinity College, earning a BA in political science. He would go on to earn a law degree from Pace University School of Law, where he was a member of the Pace Environmental Law Review.
The single person who left the largest mark on Tim’s life was his late grandmother. She was a fighter in every sense of the word and lived a very tough life. She lost her father at the age of six to tuberculosis. She and her two brothers were raised by single mother in the south end of Bridgeport during the Great Depression. Their mother could not read or write in English.
Tim’s grandmother left school to go work in the family market to help put her older brother through college. She would later open a family business with her husband and spent years working behind the counter side-by-side with him. Everything she did was an act of perseverance to build a better future for her family, her children and ultimately her nine grandchildren.
Tim remains inspired every day by the memory of his grandmother to fight for a better future for the next generation in Connecticut. Tim will fight to return our state to the kind of place where the grandson of a woman raised by an immigrant single mother can find success and even run for the highest office in the state.