2017 Slate

The Guilford Democrats proudly introduce our slate of candidates for the 2017 election. The Guilford democratic team has the experience and expertise to keep us moving in the right direction. Committed to maintaining our quality of life and building for the future, we look forward to serving Guilford and all its residents.

Board of Selectman

Louis Federici 

Louis belongs to and serves in a leadership capacity for numerous organizations including serving as a member of the Guilford Board of Finance.  Mr. Federici is an active member of the Guilford Rotary and is the immediate past president. In the past, he has served as president of the Board of Directors for New Haven Home Recovery (now New Reach, Inc.), has served as an assistant Scout Master of troop 474 and was a Member of the Executive Board of BSA, CT Yankee Council. Lou and his wife Carrie are active members of the First Congregational Church in Guilford.


Sandy Ruoff

Sandy has been Director of the Guilford Free Library since 1987, and is a highly active member of her community. Her service includes several Guilford organizations, including the Guilford Foundation, the Housing for Economic Development Plan, and more.

Board of Finance

Ken Gamerman

First appointed and then elected to six terms as Vice Chairman of the Board of Finance, Ken’s experience in education and business have given him a unique perspective on the fiscal issues facing our schools and town government. His central focus has always been on the financial interests and priorities of Guilford’s residents and taxpayers. He  will continue to apply his experience in education and business and in the budgeting process to be of continued service to the Guilford community.



Veronica Wallace

Veronica served on the Board of Selectman in Guilford for eight years, and was also on the Marina Commission for twenty years. Additionally, Veronica was chair of the Guilford 375th anniversary committee and was born and raised in Guilford. Veronica, who works as a Senior Administrator at a large accounting practice, and her husband have two daughters and two grandchildren.

Board of Education


Mary Best

Mary is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center. She also serves as co-president of the Calvin Leete Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization in Guilford.


Moira Rader

Moira is an experienced and talented real estate agent and interior designer who has worked on projects in Guilford and all over the state and country. She has led and managed numerous projects in interior design and building restoration, including historical landmarks. She is on the A.W. Cox PTO Advisory Board, currently serving as Treasurer, and an active member of Guilford PACT. Together with her husband, she has children in every one of Guilford’s schools.

Board of Assessment Appeals


Arnold Skretta

Arnold is an attorney who, in addition to practicing law, serves on the Guilford Hazard Mitigation Commission and Democratic Town Committee and is eager to fight hard for Guilford. Arnold and his family chose Guilford to raise their twin girls after falling in love with the town.