Name: David Preleski
Candidate for office: City Council 2nd district, Democrat
Place of residence: Bristol
Education: Bachelor’s degrees in finance, a master in economics from the University of Hartford and a law degree from Western New England University School of Law.
Public service experience: Currently on city council, serves on the city’s development authority and has a background of commercial and residential real estate. He has been on the board of directors for United Way, Chamber of Commerce, New England Clock and Watch Museum, The New England Carousel Museum, The Family Center, Saint Stanislaus Church Parish Council, the Bristol Education Foundations and was a founding member of the Main Street Community Foundation.
What do you hope to achieve if elected? “If re-elected, I will continue to pay close attention to downtown development and the Memorial Boulevard building alternatives. I will encourage creative thinking as we struggle to keep taxes down during an uncertain time with the state’s finances and I will work for greater efficiency in government,” he said. “We want to attract businesses and we want to invest in Bristol so that young professionals want to live here and buy houses.”
Message to voters: Preleski “I’d like to think of myself as a bipartisan consensus builder. I take an intelligent approach and I put facts over politics,” he said. “I tried to bring a sense of fairness and objectivity to the issues presented to the city. I tried to stay positive as much as possible and I made a concrete effort to work with all of the elected council members.”