Since becoming mayor of Middletown in 2011, Mayor Drew has closed the $8 million deficit in the city budget and upgraded the city's bond rating with the lowest interest rates in city's history. He has also improved the efficiency and efficacy of City government by implementing large-scale re-organizations that will save taxpayers millions.
Mayor Drew has restored highly competent leadership to the police department and added several new officers to the force. Several new businesses and manufacturers have opened or are under construction in Middletown. He has also enacted a senior tax relief program which will significantly aid seniors on a fixed income, in addition to a prescription drug discount program for Middletown seniors.
In addition, he has re-negotiated a large energy service contract for the City of Middletown, saving taxpayers $1.4 million. Mayor Drew has saved taxpayers $800,000 by reducing pension fund costs. He also merged city and BOE finance operations, substantially increasing transparency.
Mayor Drew graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2002. He will graduate from Columbia University in 2015 with an MA in social and organizational psychology.