Leon Davidoff was sworn in as Town Clerk on April 10, 2023, succeeding the retiring Essie Labrot.
Davidoff spent 16 years on Town Council, including five years as Deputy Mayor (2016-21) before stepping down in March 2023. He served on every Council subcommittee, including Finance and Administration and Public Safety. Prior to his election to Town Council, Davidoff was Chair of West Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Committee.
As Town Clerk, Leon continues a legacy of providing the public with outstanding service. Although Town Clerk is an elected position, the job itself is Administrative, overseeing the activities of Land Records, Vital Records, Licenses and Permits, Absentee Ballots, and other processes vital to town government. As Town Council Clerk, Leon also manages the Town Council meetings and public hearings and is the official custodian of the Town’s Public Records. The office processes over 25,000 transactions per year and takes in between $1-2 million each year in fees and revenue to the town.
Beyond the political arena, Davidoff has actively served the community as President of the Newington Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Aiken School PTO, and President of the Rotary Club.
A native of Newington, he studied government and economics at Clark University and received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1987.
In addition to practicing law, Davidoff is also a longtime co-owner of The Paper Station, a gift shop and invitation printing service. He and his wife, Lexi, have resided in West Hartford since 1997 with their daughters, Becky and Lani. The Davidoffs belong to The Emanuel Synagogue.