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Curtis Read (D) – First Selectman
Bridgewater First Selectman since 2013, Selectman since 2009, represents Bridgewater on the Western Connecticut Council of Governments; Former Bridgewater Conservation & Inlands Wetlands Commission Member of 26 years and Former Chair; Founding Partner/Former President and Co-Owner of Hydro Technologies; currently Treasurer, Former President and Board member of Weantinogue Land Trust; President of Lablite LLC software development; Chair of the Northwest Conservation District; and former Sheep Project Manager and farmer for the Sunny Valley Foundation. He graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and has a Masters in Science from West Virginia University. Curtis has lived in Bridgewater since 1981 and he and his wife Julie have five children. Curtis is a competent executive, an effective communicator and tough negotiator. His pastimes include biking around town, playing hockey, photography and tending to the land.
Alan Brown (D) – Selectman
Former Vice-Chairman of the Region 12 Board of Education; Former Chairman of the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee; former Member of the Board of Trustees of the Bridgewater Congregational Church; former Cub Scout Pack Cubmaster and Den Leader; and former Shepaug Little League Coach. Alan brings 20 years’ experience owning or partnering in several software companies and is currently a real estate investor. Alan graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Alan and his wife Michelle have two young boys. Alan is a civically committed leader and community member, a tenacious negotiator and an astute diplomat. He enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking, gardening and chasing his dog around the yard.