Todd Culotta, Councilman for Ward 2 has announced his bid to run for Mayor of Milford. Mr. Culotta has served on the city council for almost 6 years, and runs his own company, Bay Pro Contracting LLC, which focuses on commercial fit-outs, and historic preservation.
“I thoroughly enjoy serving as Councilman for the 2nd Ward of Milford, and I look forward to serving the citizens of Milford as our next Mayor. We are a growing city, and with the increase in population, it is time to focus on accommodating the growth with more options for entertainment, dining, and recreation as well as city services,” Councilman Culotta said. “As a council member I have worked hard to put things in place to promote new jobs and encourage economic investment, all while responsibly managing the city budget with more oversight and transparency. My areas of focus as mayor will be economic growth, safe streets, and fiscal responsibility. There has never been a better time to live and invest in Milford, and I want to lead the way to a better future.”
Councilman Culotta is the Chair of the Economic Development committee, a board member of the Milford Historical Society, and a past commissioner of the Milford Museum. This will be the second time that Councilman Culotta runs for the mayor’s seat. In 2018, Councilman Culotta ran against the Mayor Archie Campbell after then-Mayor Bryan Shupe stepped down to run for state office. Mayor Campbell won that race with a vote of 537 to Councilman Culotta’s 334, becoming the city’s first African-American mayor.
Soon after the race for Mayor, a special election was held for a seat in Ward 2 after the death of Councilman Skip Pikus. Councilman Culotta ran against Andy Fulton for the seat, winning with a vote of 92 to 77. At a later election, Councilman Fulton was elected to the second Ward 2 seat vacated by Lisa Peel.
As a councilperson, Culotta has been a strong proponent of creating a more business-friendly town, believing that doing so will result in more jobs and options for consumers in town. He has also pushed for better safety throughout town.
Before returning to Milford, Mr. Culotta had a successful career in technology sales and project management, traveling the country building the internet network through companies such as Verizon Business and MCI WorldCom. He also managed high traffic web sites of well-known sports entities for IMG Media. Through this experience, Mr. Culotta developed an understanding of how technology and innovation can help government, increase operational efficiencies, and reduce costs.
Mr. Culotta is a 1991 graduate of Milford High School. He holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Communications from California University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Culotta also served in the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Culotta lives in a historic Milford home with his wife, Kalle, and their 4 year old son.
“As a Councilman, I have no higher purpose than to serve each citizen of Milford, by acting as a steward of the taxpayer. My commitment is to always be available to residents and business owners of our community.”
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