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Democratic Candidate for Mayor

Scott Rosado, 48, is a lifelong resident. He grew up in Cambridge Park public housing complex (Davis Drive) until he was 8 years old and then moved to the Zbikowski Park public housing complex (Lake Ave). Scott and his sisters were raised by  their mother who served as their mother and father, cub scout leader and baseball coach. 

Scott attended Bristol Public Schools starting with Edgewood, Mary A. Callen and Greene-Hills; then Memorial Boulevard and Bristol Central High School. Prior to graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy through the delayed entry program and went to boot camp in Great Lakes. Following boot camp he graduated from the Seamen Apprenticeship program in Chicago and was assigned to his first command on the USS Wabash AOR-5 located in Long Beach, California. Scott served two years of sea duty and went on to receive The National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, 2 Navy “E” Ribbons (Battle Efficiency), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Joint Meritorious Unit Award along with I several citations and letters of recommendation from various commanding officers.

After his honorable discharge in 1994, Scott returned to Bristol and enrolled in the Human Service program at Tunxis Community College and started to work in the family business M.R. Homecare, Inc. that his mother had built, which provides non-skilled homecare to elderly in the Bristol area. 

Following his mother’s death in 1999, Scott continued to grow M.R. Homecare to ensure his mother’s legacy continued. In 2004, he opened a sister company, Quality Homecare, with his cousin to expand services throughout Connecticut. Currently the two companies have almost 500 employees and offices in Bristol, Hartford, Waterbury and Danbury providing Homemaker, Companionship and PCA services to seniors. 

In 2016, Scott started a third business, Primo Press Screen Print & Embroidery.  After purchasing the Stately Floor building on Riverside Ave., he relocated the business to Bristol. Today, Scott’s son Andrew is the sole owner and CEO of Primo Press.  Primo Press has currently moved from manual printing to automation, which will allow the company to produce high volume printing and create job opportunities and apprenticeships. 

In February of 2019, Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu appointed Scott to fill the First District City Council seat that was vacated when Josh Medeiros was hired as Parks Superintendent. The following November he was elected to a two-year term During his tenure on the Council, Scott served as a Police Commissioner, and a liaison to Veterans Council, Commission on Aging, Parks and Recreation, Youth Services, Opioid Prevention Task Force, Salary Committee, Bristol’s Opioid Task Force, Diversity Council, and most importantly, as a voice for his constituents. 

Some of his accomplishments include the following:

-       Promoted beautification of the Veterans Memorial Boulevard which consisted of new signage, creation of the General Wozenski Monument and naming of Wozenski Way in honor of Bristol’s most decorated war hero; and the development of the new entrance bridge in honor of the Armed Forces. 

-       Promoted a Diversity Recruitment initiative for First Responders; Interviewed and then hired over a dozen Police Officers including a dozen minority and/or female candidates. 

-       Advocated for the creation and development of the Diversity Council especially during a time when the community needed their voices heard. Bristol led by example when it came together with the Police Department and had peaceful protests and Community Conversations on race issues.

-       Assisted with the public engagement for the Open Space Purchase on Shrub Road

-       Supported the Page Park Master Plan for the Parks and Recreation, especially ensuring that local pickle ball players had safe courts and places to play;

-       Collaborated with other City officials and stakeholders for downtown revitalization including the Carrier Apartments, Wheeler Health, the streetscape project, City Hall renovations and a new parking garage. 

-       Worked to ensure there was robust Food Distribution opportunities as well as increasing the size and quality of the Farmers Markets during the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Within the community, Scott continues to play a critical role in volunteering and giving back. He is the President of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, serves as the liaison to the City Drug-Free Community B.E.S.T. for Bristol initiative, is a board member of the Memorial Military Museum, member of the Veterans Council for Post #2 and active with the Korean War Vets of Bristol. He is, and continues to be, a strong advocate for Bristol’s Youth, Seniors, Veterans and the community at large.  

Scott and his wife Eva have three adult children:  Anthonie is the CFO for the family businesses, Andrew is owner and CEO of Primo Press and Adrianna is a Hospice Nurse at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. 

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