Baird Welch-Collins is a two-term member of Waterford's Representative Town Meeting, the Treasurer of Waterford's Flood and Erosion Control Board, and a member of Waterford's Long Range Fiscal Planning Committee. Baird currently works as a social studies teacher in the Lebanon Public School District and formerly worked as a Violence Prevention Educator for Safe Futures in New London. A third-generation Waterford resident and graduate of Connecticut College, Baird is running for State Representative in the 38th House District.
Baird is proud to be endorsed by the Democratic Party of Connecticut, Planned Parenthood Votes, NARAL CT, the Sierra Club, the National Association of Social Workers, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, the Connecticut AFL-CIO, and AFT Connecticut. In addition to these endorsements, Baird was also given the "Honor Roll" distinction by his own teacher's union, the Connecticut Education Association and the "Gun Sense Candidate Distinction" by Mom's Demand Action.