Rob Oris - Town Council Chairman/Mayor

Rob Oris

“Strong, Experienced Leadership”

About Rob:

  • Town Council Chairman/Mayor for past 5+ years
  • Serving in his 8th year as a member of the Cheshire Town Council
  • Past President; Cheshire Junior Football & Cheer
  • Past Co-Chair Cheshire High School Field Turf Fundraising Committee
  • Past member; Cheshire Public Building Commission
  • Past volunteer football coach; Cheshire High School and Cheshire Junior Football
  • Free mason and a member of Cheshire Lodge #16
  • Married to his wife Monica for 26+ years. They have three children; RJ, Samantha and Jonathan
  • Self-employed since 1996 in commercial real estate finance and investment
  • Graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Business majoring in Finance. Graduate of their Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies (CREUES)

A Strong Advocate For:

  • Fiscally responsible budgets and decision-making
  • Quality economic development to increase the grand list
  • Supporting the school system to insure it remains top-notch
  • Strategic investments in the community to insure Cheshire remains a great place to live and run a business
  • A collaborative, cooperative and bi-partisan approach to governing
  • Keeping Cheshire affordable for all residents, especially our seniors


  • As Town Council Chairman/Mayor, Rob has lead the council with a spirit of bi-partisan collaboration to effectively govern and advance important issues facing our community.
  • Providing strong, experienced leadership in the face of ever-increasing state fiscal concerns.
  • Helped architect the past 6 year’s budgets which were fiscally responsible and received bi-partisan support. Kept mill rate increases minimal all while insuring Cheshire maintains its AAA credit rating.
  • Spearheaded targeted investments in education, public safety, infrastructure, land preservation and town service endeavors.
  • Advancing important economic development initiatives that will maintain the character of our community, add to our quality of life and grow our grand list.