Bernie Simons Republicans Board of Aldermen Fourth Ward Shelton Incumbent: No A longtime city resident, I have my own insurance agency and have a financial background. I am here to represent all taxpayers in Shelton. I feel I am uniquely qualified to serve on the Board of Aldermen, considering my years of experience working on city boards and commissions \u2014 including serving two terms on the Board of Education. I also have an in-depth understanding of city finances having served as chairman of the Board of Apportionment & Taxation as well as city Finance Committee chairman. Having served on the Board of Education gives me a unique understanding on how that board operates and what it needs to best serve the school population. I also come in with an understanding of the city finances, through A&T, so I think I can help bridge the gap that exists between the two boards. For me, it is about cooperation, not competition. I also serve as chair of the city\u2019s Public Building Improvement Committee, on which I have helped work with the Board of Education on several projects \u2014 including the new Sunnyside School roof, security enhancements at the elementary schools and the new football stadium \u2014 that have come in on time and on budget.