Ethan Van Ness

Secretary of the Simsbury Democratic Town Committee

Why I serve?  
I'm a third-generation public servant who believes deeply that I have a responsibility to leave the world a little better off than when I got here.  I plan to leverage my previous political experience as a Congressional staffer to help our party and town elect Democrats that will help make the world a better place for all people.  

Past or present Boards/Commissions/Volunteer work:  
Chair, Advisory Board - Washington Urban Debate League
Volunteer - Simsbury Historical Society

Employment History:  
Senior Advisor on Intergovernmental Affairs - CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Senior Policy Advisor and Parliamentarian - House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform
Adjunct Professor - Boston University in Washington, D.C. Program
Senior Legislative Assistant - Office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier  

M.A. Public Policy - Trinity College, Hartford
B.A. Political Science - Manhattan College
Why I love Simsbury:  
My wife and I adore Simsbury for its incredible community, access to state parks and other protected public spaces, great restaurants, wonderful bike path, and so much more.

Fun Fact:

Before going into politics I attended a performing arts school where I studied musical theater, lighting design, and stage management.