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Election 2015

Town of Woodbridge, CT 2015 Election Candidate Profiles

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Maria Kanye

Board of Selectmen Maria served twenty years on the Woodbridge Conservation Commission. Perhaps her proudest accomplishment as Chairman of the commission was the creation of Massaro Community Farm. The initial proposal for this Woodbridge treasure was written by her commission under her leadership. She then coordinated a community effort to make it happen, and the …

Thomas J. Handler

Candidate, Amity Regional Board of Education Tom Handler, M.D., is running for the Amity Board of Education to further his service to the Town of Woodbridge. He has served a four-year term on the Woodbridge Board of Education, to which he was elected in 2007. While on the Woodbridge Board, he served as Vice Chair …

Laurence C. Grotheer

Incumbent Candidate, Board of Selectmen Residents since 1996, Laurence Grotheer, 40 at the time, and his (much younger!) wife, Jeanette Glicksman, came to live in Woodbridge because of its reputation for first-rate public education. Their children are now active, engaged, contributing upperclassmen at Amity Regional High School. Grotheer is a communications professional, who was first …

Lynn Piascyk

Woodbridge Board of Education Lynn Piascyk is seeking election to the Woodbridge Board of Education. She is a current member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Elected first in 2003 as an alternate member, Lynn has served as a regular member of the ZBA since 2005. A resident of Woodbridge since 1964, Lynn previously served …

Margaret Hamilton

Incumbent Candidate, Woodbridge Board of Education Incumbent candidate Margaret Hamilton is running to retain her seat on the Woodbridge Board of Education. She has served on the Board since 2010. Margaret is currently the Chair, and has held that position since July of 2011. Margaret has been an active member of the Beecher Road community …

Arlene Levine

Incumbent Candidate, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate Arlene Levine is running for re-election as an alternate on the Zoning Board of Appeals, where she has served since 2009. She has lived in Woodbridge with her husband Sandy for over 43 years. Arlene hopes her service will help in maintaining the character of our special Town …

Susan L. Jacobs

Incumbent Candidate, Board of Selectmen Susan Jacobs has been a member of the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen since 2011. She serves on the Ordinance Committee and is or has been liaison to the Library, CCW and Police Commissions. Previously, Susan served as an elected member of the Amity Board of Education from 2007 to 2011, …

Sheila McCreven

Incumbent Candidate, Amity Regional Board of Education Incumbent candidate Sheila McCreven is running for a four-year term on the Amity Board of Education, after her appointment in September 2014 to fill a vacancy. She was an elected member of the Board of Assessment Appeals from 2013 to 2015, after completing her second term on the …

Joseph Dey

Board of Selectmen Joe was elected to the Amity Board of Education in 2003, in the wake of 17 defeated Amity budgets. He worked with that bi-partisan board to rebuild the Amity budget from the ground up, following the zero-base budgeting principles that the Amity Board of Education still employs today. Joe also chaired the …

Harold E. Smullen

Amity Board of Education Hal Smullen was born and raised in Bethany and is a graduate of Amity Regional High School. He is a candidate for the Amity Board of Education and brings a strong background in technical network and computer systems in the banking industry and, more recently, in the political and legislative area …

Jeff Wasikowski

Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate Jeff Wasikowski is a practicing real estate attorney seeking an alternate position on the Woodbridge Zoning Board of Appeals. “I am running simply because I am concerned with the direction that the town is heading with respect to future property development. As a real estate attorney who has closed thousands …

Garett Luciani

Woodbridge Board of Education Garett Luciani is a lifelong 4th generation Woodbridge resident seeking a seat on the Woodbridge Board of Education. Garett is a Vice President of People’s United Bank, specializing in Financial Services. He also attended Beecher Road School and has two daughters that currently attend Beecher. Garett’s financial background and experience are …

Spencer Rubin

 Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate Spencer Rubin is a long-time Woodbridge resident running for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate position. Spencer graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in Political Science. He has an extensive background in golf operations as well as state and local politics. Spencer has worked at three local …

Ellen Scalettar

Incumbent Candidate, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar is running for re-election as First Selectman of Woodbridge to continue the progress of her first term and honor her longstanding commitment to Woodbridge. Ellen brings extensive professional and public service experience to the varied and complex work of being First Selectman, including administering a $45 million budget and …

Cynthia Gibbons

Zoning Board of Appeals Cynthia Gibbons is a Woodbridge native who attended Woodbridge public schools and Amity Regional High School. Cindy is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. She is the Finance Director for Masonicare, Inc. in Wallingford. …

Claire Coleman

Candidate, Board of Assessment Appeals Claire Coleman is an attorney in the New Haven office of Wiggin and Dana LLP, where she represents clients in civil and criminal proceedings, conducts internal investigations, and counsels clients on regulatory compliance issues. Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Claire served as Counsel for the Democratic staff of the U.S. …

Emily Melnick

Incumbent Candidate, Woodbridge Board of Education Incumbent candidate Emily Melnick has been a member of the Woodbridge Board of Education since 2013, when she was appointed to fill a vacancy. She and her husband, Matt McDermott, and daughters Sophia and Lucy moved to Woodbridge in 2012 from Chicago. Her daughters are both students in the …

David Speranzini

Incumbent Candidate, Zoning Board of Appeals David Speranzini is running for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals, where he has been a member since 2011. David was a member and Secretary of the Woodbridge Conservation Commission from 2008 to 2011. David is an attorney and partner at Jacobi, Case & Speranzini, P.C., located in …

Beth Heller

Incumbent Candidate, Board of Selectmen Beth Heller has been a member of the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen since 2008, and Deputy First Selectman since 2009. In April 2013, following the untimely death of First Selectman Ed Sheehy, Beth was elected by the Board of Selectmen to finish his term as First Selectman. Before joining the …

Edee Lockyer

Zoning Board of Appeals Edith Louise Dahlin Lockyer – known to all as “Edee”, is a lifelong Woodbridge resident and long-time town volunteer. Edee is running for the Zoning Board of Appeals. The ZBA requires one to have an excellent working knowledge of Woodbridge Zoning Regulations. Equally important, however, is a thorough understanding of our …

Ed Weinberg

Board of Assessment Appeals Ed Weinberg moved from New Haven to Woodbridge with his wife, Jackie, and son, Jeremy, in July of 2013. They chose Woodbridge because it reminded Ed of the small town, Hastings-on-Hudson, where he grew up. Woodbridge is a little more rural, but has about the same population. Ed has a BS …

Tony Anastasio

Board of Selectmen Tony is currently serving on the Board of Selectmen. In the past two years on the board, he has immersed himself in town affairs, serving as BOS liaison to the Recreation, Conservation, CUPOP, and Inland Wetlands Commissions. Tony is particularly active in the Woodbridge Rotary. This past summer, he worked with the …

Cathy Wick

First Selectman Cathy grew up next door to a working dairy farm in nearby Watertown, Connecticut. Her family had horses, chickens, and a 10,000 square foot organic vegetable garden. She and her husband Robert lived in the Westville section of New Haven for a decade before making Woodbridge their home in 1997. They chose Woodbridge …

Diane Urbano

Amity Board of Education Diane Urbano offers a diverse set of skills that make her a perfect candidate for the Amity Board of Education. Diane’s 3 daughters all graduated from Amity, so she has a good overall understanding of the Amity philosophy and the mechanics of how the school operates. Diane is a former Professor …

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