Groton City candidates for mayor profiles

Name: James Streeter

Party: Republican

Age: 68

Biographical Info: Life long resident of Groton; Retired Forensic Examiner - State Police Forensic Lab; US Army Veteran - Vietnam Service; Former Police Officer - City of Groton; Former Chief of Investigations for General Dynamics Corporation; Author of four Groton Historical books; Owner of North East Forensics in City of Groton; Groton Utilities Distinguished Community Service Award (2005); Historic Preservation Award from National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (2009).

Family: Married to Irma (Stanley) Streeter for more than 49 years. Two grown children - Sandra and James S. Two granddaughters Megan (Streeter) Dorshimer and Michelle Streeter.

Education: Undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice; Masters Degree in Industrial Relations; Certified Para-Legal.

Civic Involvement: Founder and Co-Chairman Avery Point Lighthouse Society; Member of Groton Lions, Groton Elks and Groton Submarine Veterans Association; Board of Directors - Bill Memorial Library, Avery-Copp Museum and New London Maritime Society; Founder and President of Groton Historical Society; Chairman of City of Groton's Centennial Celebration Committee (2001-2003); Chairman of Veterans' Memorial Park Improvement Committee.

Elected/appointed offices held: Groton Town Councilor (2005 to Present); Town of Groton Mayor (2009-2011); Member of Representative Town Meeting for 12 years; Former Council and Deputy Mayor - City of Groton; Served as member and Vice Chairman for City Planning and Zoning; Member of Groton's School Facilities Initiative Task Force; Member of City of Groton's Economic Development Committee; served as member and co-chairman of City of Groton Charter Revision Committee (2002). Appointed as Historian for the Town of Groton.

Campaign Phone: 860-445-5417



Name: Marian Galbraith

Party: Democrat

Age: 58

Biographical Info: Former teacher and 33-year veteran of the Groton public school system, including 25 years at West Side Middle School; Treasurer of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council; 2002 Connecticut Teacher of the Year (one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year); Voted 2002 Woman of the Year by the Mistick River Business and Professional Women; Recipient of the Connecticut Education Association Susan B. Anthony and Prudence Crandall Awards; Recipient of the National Education Association Heroism in Education Award in 2001.

Family: Married to Ken Jones for 34 years. One son, West Cruz, age 27.

Education: Earned Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees at the University of Connecticut.

Civic Involvement: President of the Groton Education Association; Served on the Board of Directors of both the Connecticut Education Association and National Education Association; Served on the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Vice President of the Groton Education Foundation; Member of the Friends of Thames Street, Friends of the Zbierski House, Friends of Fort Griswold, Fairview-Oddfellows Development Committee, Groton Elks and Avery-Copp House Yale Steering Committee.

Elected/appointed offices held: Mayor (2011-Present); Deputy Mayor (2009 - 2011); City Councilor (2002 - 2011); Charter Revision Commission of 2001; Chairwoman of the Thames Street Review Committee, the Community Development Committee, and Ad Hoc Committee on Hiring Practices; Served on the City Council's Parks and Recreation Committee, Environment and Health Committee, Finance Committee, and Public Works Committee; Served on the Town of Groton's Groton Heights Reuse Task Force; Secretary of the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

Campaign Phone: 860-574-5762

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