Milford Democratic Candidates for

4th District

Anthony Sutton

Candidate for: 4th District, Board of Aldermen

Anthony SuttonTony was appointed this year to the Board of Aldermen. He has practiced law in Connecticut for 20 years, specializing in civil litigation trials. Tony is proud to call Milford home and greatly appreciates the opportunity to continue to represent his neighbors and fellow residents of the Fourth District.

  • Chairman, Milford Planning & Zoning, 2016-2017
  • Rated AV (highest ethical standard) by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Ratings
  • Former Member, Stamford Board of Assessment Appeals
  • BA, New York University
  • JD, Quinnipiac University School of Law

Tony and his wife Stacy, an educator, have two daughters who attend Milford Public Schools. They all have lived inMilford for 15 years.

“As an Alderman, I will continue to put the needs of our residents first, work to sustain the sound financial health of our city, and encourage responsible growth that maintains Milford’s unique charm.”


Phil Vetro

Candidate for: 4th District, Board of Aldermen

Phil VetroPhil Vetro is Chairman of the Board of Aldermen and is seeking his 8th term on that Board. He is a Marine Corps Veteran who served two tours during the Vietnam War. Phil has owned and operated his own business, Vetro Construction LLC, since 1974.

  • Chairman, Board of Aldermen
  • Served eight years on the Planning & Zoning Board, and served as Chairman
  • Board of Directors of the United Way of Milford, and serves on the Executive Board
  • Captain, of the Point Beach Volunteer Fire Engine Co. #6 for 30 years
  • Milford DTC Distinguished Service Award, 2011

Phil and his wife Peggi have lived in Milford for the last 44 years. They have two grown sons, Phil Jr and Thomas, and four grandchildren.


Craig Zentkovich

Candidate for: 4th District, Board of Education

Craig ZentkovichCraig Zentkovich is a life-long Milford resident who recently retired from the Army after 20-plus years of active service. He, his wife Aimee, and his two sons, Tyler and Ryan, returned to Milford following his retirement from the Army.

  • Iraq and Afghanistan veteran with five combat deployments
  • Currently attending Thomas Edison State University
  • Chairman, Milford Ethics Commission
  • Small business owner
  • Volunteer – Youth Baseball – Coach
  • Served as a Volunteer Firefighter for 5 years
  • Attended Milford schools from K-12
  • Member of the American Legion since 2010

“I look forward to continuing my life of service to Milford and its children as a member of the Board of Education.”


Rita Hennessey

Candidate for: 4th District, Board of Education

Rita HennesseyRita Hennessey is an 18 year Milford resident who graduated from Smith College and earned Masters’ degrees from CCSU and SCSU. She is a dedicated public school teacher with 22 years of experience who believes that every child can learn.

  • Library Media Specialist & Technology Integrator at Betsy Ross Magnet Middle School, New Haven
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • Member, Young Adult Library Services Association
  • American Federation of Teachers – Connecticut
  • Member, EPIC Forum (Educators for Progress, Innovation and Change)
  • Member, Milford Speaks Out – Education Committee

Nancy Austin

Candidate for: 4th District, Planning & Zoning

Nancy AustinNancy is a lifelong resident of Milford. She is a graduate of Elon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine. She is skilled in business management, strategic planning, marketing and advertising.

  • Account Executive at Altice Media Solutions and News 12 (formally Cablevision)
  • Former Sales Manager at Kia of Milford
  • Attended the Milford School System K-12

Nancy and her husband Doug, reside in the Borough of Woodmont. Nancy is excited to represent the 4th district as the candidate for Planning and Zoning.