Read grew up in East Norwalk and attended Norwalk Public Schools, and to this day has lived in the home he grew up in 66 years ago.
After high school, Read served in the Navy during Vietnam, after which he joined the Carpenters Union. As an active member of the Norwalk community, Read has many accomplishments. Read served 44 years proudly with the Norwalk Fire Department as Captain and retired in 2022 , holds a Commercial Real Estate Brokers license in CT and NY, is a Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, was on the board for the Marvin Beach Association, a member of the Catholic Club, a member and former board member of the Norwalk Shore and Country Club, served on the board of the East Norwalk Improvement Association and a member of the South Norwalk Boat Club. Additionally, Read is elected Treasurer for the Third Taxing District and greatly enjoys the opportunity to serve. Now in retirement Read is ready to dedicate and serve the community he has always called home and ensure development at a slow and steady pace particularly within East Norwalk. He believes that unbalanced density is not the answer. He also shares great concern regarding strains to our police and fire as he has experienced first hand these concerns. Read has been instrumental in speaking out for residents and for his very own neighborhood when it comes to proposed zoning changes.
He is a proud grandfather and will work hard to ensure a bright future for Norwalk if elected to the common council.