July 7, 2007
By DANIEL E. GOREN, Courant Staff Writer
Lillian "Milly" Arciniegas, a member of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee in the 6th District, announced on Friday she will run for city council.
Arciniegas, 36, said she decided to run because she feels the city's leaders are not listening to the concerns of their constituents.
"I think the community needs to be a part of the decision-making process," Arciniegas said Friday. "Right now what we have is people in power that are not listening to the community concerns and are making decisions in private."
Arciniegas, who is married and has two sons, was born and raised in Hartford, graduating from Bulkeley High School. She served four years in the U.S. Navy and has a degree from Troy State University. She works for a Hartford company called Strategic Financial Solutions Inc., creating and maintaining accounting systems, she said.
For the past two years she has served on the Democratic town committee.
Arciniegas has also been active in the city's schools, advocating for the past five years on behalf of parents.
If elected, she said, she intends to focus on the concerns of city residents and involve them in such governmental decisions as improving education and stopping violence on the city's streets.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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