STRATFORD CT – Stratford’s Democratic Town Committee unanimously elected Christopher Cormier as its new Vice Chair during its October monthly meeting, held October 19th.
Cormier’s election comes after current DTC Vice Chair Immacula Cann announced that she was stepping down due to her professional obligations.
Cormier has been a member of the Stratford DTC since 2018. He is an elementary school teacher in Bridgeport and a dad of four. Chris is an active community member, volunteering with programs such as The Lord’s Kitchen which helps to feed the less fortunate in our community. He also serves on the PTO board of children’s school and is a member of the Curriculum Committee for Stratford Public Schools.
In addressing the committee, Cormier said “I’m honored to be elected to this position. There are so many dedicated democrats in Stratford. I intend, to the best of my ability, to provide them with the support they need to advocate for our town.
As a dad, husband, teacher, and democrat (in that order), I believe that those who identify and align with the “Party of We” all need to do what we can to help move our town forward while looking out for those that might not have as strong of a voice as us.“
Committee chair Kathleen Callahan said “I am thrilled to welcome Chris Cormier to the Executive Board and was excited by the committee’s boisterous, united AYE vote. Filling the Vice Chair vacancy of Immacula Cann will take a special individual and I have no doubt that Chris is the person to reinforce the work and values of the Stratford Democrats. His leadership, relationships, passion, and concern for our town and its future have earned my full respect and admiration and I look forward to our new work together.”
Lisa Carroll-Fabian read a speech to the committee in support of the nomination in which she said “Chris has many qualities that will strengthen the DTC and complement our chair, Kathleen. Chris is a devoted husband, father, teacher, and democrat. Despite all the many hats he wears, Chris is always willing to step up and do more…We couldn’t ask for a better person for the job.”