Gioiello said he will announce his fiscal policy Monday at 12 p.m. outside of City Hall, with Wayne Bragg and Michael Pacowta.
Gioiello said he is "committed to maintaining a stable tax rate and has promised to work for no pay if he cannot deliver a budget for 2014/2015 with no mill rate increase; supporting our education system; holding all City employees to the highest ethical standards; holding Department Heads accountable for meeting performance standards; and to being a full time Mayor by not engaging in any outside employment."
Bragg is a member of Shelton's Apportionment & Taxation Board, and is the former comptroller of Sikorsky Aircraft. Michael Pacowta is a member of Shelton's Board of Education, a certified public accountant, and is a former city mayor.
Gioiello's opponent, Republican Mayor Mark Lauretti, is going for his 12th two-year term. But one of the longest-serving volunteers is Democratic Board of Aldermen member John "Jack" Finn, who is running for his 15th two-year-term. Finn is the lone democrat on the Board of Aldermen.
Gioiello, chairman of the Shelton Democratic Town Committee, is a Shelton resident for more than 30 years and has a BS in Physics from the University of Detroit as well as a MS in Occupational Health from Wayne State University.
He is a former Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher; youth soccer coach; small business co-owner; and "has worked for over 40 years to protect employees from injury and illness in the work place." He is also a Trustee and Treasurer of a Nation Foundation that provides scholarships deserving students.