Meet the Candidates

David Evans


  • Resident of Berlin for 13 years
  • Married to Robin, with 3 children
  • Current Berlin Town Councilor
  • Senior Sourcing Agent, Eversource Energy Rensselaer at Hartford, MBA
  • University of Utah, BS Electrical Engineering
  • Officer U.S. Navy, honorably discharged
  • Assistant leader and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Eagle Scout

Mark Kaczynski

Mark K

  • Born and Raised in Berlin
  • Resident of Berlin for last 18 years
  • Married to Faith with 1 child
  • Berlin Planning and Zoning Commission for 16 years
  • US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, 30 years.
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, JD
  • University of Connecticut, BA
  • Berlin High School Graduate
  • Member of St. Paul’s Church

Brenden Luddy


  • Berlin Resident for almost 41 years
  • Married to Linda, with 2 children
  • Current Berlin Town Councilor
  • Chief Estimator, The MacKenzie Company, LLC
  • Construction Industry since 1992
  • Central Connecticut State University, BA Graphic Design
  • Berlin High School Graduate
  • Worked at Kenney-Luddy Funeral in New Britain
  • Little League Softball and Baseball Coach
  • Assistant Scout Master and member of St. Paul’s Church

Charles Paonessa


  • Berlin Property owner for 20 years
  • Current Berlin Town Council Member
  • Married to Lecia, with 4 children, 9 grandchildren
  • Current Berlin Town Councilor
  • Self-Employed Licensed Contractor
  • Re-Use Advocate
  • Hartford State Technical College, Civil Engineering
  • Non-Profit ReCONNstruction Center President
  • Building Materials ReUse Association Member

Kari Maier Drost


As a member of the Police Commission, I will treat everyone with respect. I will advocate for responsible government by listening to and valuing input from town residents. I will make it easier for residents to become involved in our town and help Berlin navigate the tough economic times we now face through better communication, more information sharing, and teamwork across party lines. I love this town and do not have any personal agendas. Instead, I will strive to always do what is right for Berlin and its citizens.

  • Lifelong resident of Berlin.
  • Fourth generation of Maier’s to live on our Berlin farm.
  • Married to John Drost; two children, Joshua and Dylan.
  • Graduate of Berlin High School, UCONN (BS in Business Administration), and Quinnipiac University (Masters in Health/Business Administration)
  • Owner of Precisely Right, LLC, providing financial management services to health care professionals.
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  • Treasurer of South Burying Grounds Association, Berlin.
  • Notary Public, State of CT
  • Member of Saint Paul’s Church

Robert Peters

  • Resident of Berlin for 56 years
  • Married 56 years to Pat Munson, with 2 children and 2 grandchildren
  • Retired Police Sergeant – Berlin Police Department – 28 years of service
  • Full Time Mayor – Berlin 8 years (Prior to Town Council form of Government)
  • State Representative District 30 (Berlin and Southington) – 2 years
  • Board of Police Commission – 20 years – Presently Serving
  • “Would appreciate your vote so I may continue to serve our town to the best of my ability.”

Paul Argazzi

  • Lifelong Berlin Resident
  • Married to Cindy, with 2 children
  • Attorney – Private Practice
  • Western New England College School of Law, JD
  • Colby College, BA
  • Berlin Town Council Member 12 years, Mayor 2 years
  • Central Connecticut Association of Retarded Citizens
  • South Burying Ground Association
  • Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader
  • “During my career in public service, I have always been the strongest taxpayer advocate. When you receive an unfair assessment, your only remedy is to seek relief from the Board of Assessment Appeals. As a member of this board, I will ensure your concerns are heard, your hearing will be held with due process of law and that your assessment will be corrected.”