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Election 2017 | Candidate Bios & Profiles

Town of Woodbridge, CT 2017 Election Candidate Profiles

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Mary Hill – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

  Mary Hill moved to Woodbridge in 1989 with her husband Bob Hill and their 3 young children, Son Justin is now 22, Alexandra is 21 and Christine is 19.  Mary chose to be a stay at home mom and as the children progressed through Beecher Road School, and Amity Regional Schools, Mary joined the …

Jeffrey Atwood – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Jeffrey Atwood has been a proud resident of Woodbridge for most of his life.  He is a graduate of Amity High School, and then went on to Boston University where he met his lovely wife, Nancy.  They have two children who attend Beecher Road School, and Jeff is active in his son’s Boy Scout Troop …

Henry Nusbaum – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Incumbent candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals Henry J. Nusbaum, a physician at Bristol Hospital, is running for re-election in order to continue “to participate in making Woodbridge a better place to live by providing good governance,” he says. Dr. Nusbaum has lived in Woodbridge since 1999 with his wife Judith Mambler, a dentist …

Nancy Yao Maasbach – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Executive experience and international sensibilities distinguish Woodbridge Board of Education candidate Nancy Yao Maasbach, who has lived in town since 1999. With a background that includes high finance, non-profit management, creative programming, and even children’s theater, Nancy has talents to offer that have already been recognized on the Board. After stepping up last year to …

Wanda Luciani-Kesses – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

  Wanda is a lifelong resident of Woodbridge.  In fact her family can trace their roots in Woodbridge back to the late 1800s.  She started grade school at Center School and finished at Beecher Road School, continuing through and graduating from Amity Regional High School.  She attended American University in Washington, D.C. earning a BS …

Paul A. Testa, Esq. – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

  Paul, as a lifelong resident of Woodbridge, attended Beecher Road School and the Amity Regional Schools.  He and his wife Stephanie have three children who are the third generation of the Testa family involved at Beecher Road School.  Lesley Testa, Paul’s mother, is a long time employee. Paul earned his BS, magna cum laude …

Robert Rosasco III – Candidate for Amity Board of Education

  Robert Rosasco III, candidate for the Amity Board of Education, has been a Woodbridge resident since 2011.  He lives here with his wife Sarah and young daughter.  When looking to settle down in Connecticut, he and his wife knew there were excellent schools in the state, but the excellence of Beecher Road School and …

Joe Crisco – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Joe is running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen after a distinguished career serving twelve terms as our elected State Senator, from 1993 to 2016. As Senator, Joe co-chaired the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, was vice-chair of both the Banks Committee and the Commerce Committee, and a member of several other committees …

Robyn Berke – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

Current Amity Board of Education member Robyn Berke stepped up several years ago to fill a vacancy on the Board and immediately became an integral part of its operation. During her tenure she has contributed to the smooth transition to a new principal and a new superintendent. Her eldest son is a 2016 Amity High …

John Vultee – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Small business owner, builder and general contractor, Woodbridge Board of Education candidate John Vultee will bring the creativity, resilience, and tireless work ethic to the Board. John owns Stratford-based Vultee Construction Corporation, which was founded by his father in 1984. A Woodbridge resident since 2009, John is happy to have two feet planted on ‘terra …

Yonatan Zamir – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate

Yonatan Zamir is an attorney for the New Haven Legal Assistance Association. He graduated with a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned his JD from Hofstra University of Law. He and his wife, Claire Coleman, actively decided to move to Woodbridge four years ago with their two young daughters who are …

Harold Smullen – Candidate for Amity Board of Education

  26-year Woodbridge resident; Amity Regional High School graduate; Married to Roxanne Smullen; BS, Political Science, SCSU; Currently retired; previously Director Technical Support, Fiserve, Inc.; Former Clerk, Connecticut State Legislature Banking Committee; Formerly assigned to the Judiciary Committee and Planning and Development Committee for special projects; Former Chair, Woodbridge CUPOP (Use of Publically Owned Properties …

Patricia Cardozo – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

Amity Board of Education incumbent Pat Cardozo has served on the district board since 2008, steering Amity Schools through a Superintendent transition, a wholesale shift in state testing protocol and most recently, installation of the innovative, alternative energy microgrid system. Pat and her husband, Mica, have lived in Woodbridge for more than 20 years. Their …

Mica Cardozo – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Mica is running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen with a background of many years of service in local government, combined with a highly successful business career in telecommunications technology sales and account management. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners having been appointed by the Board of …

Beth Heller – Candidate for First Selectman

The First Selectman of Woodbridge must be First Selectman for ALL the citizens of Woodbridge. I am prepared to listen to everyone and to lead. My team is a diverse team of leaders with a fresh vision for our wonderful Town. I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of Selectmen for nine …

Jeff Hughes – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

  Jeff Hughes, candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education, was raised in Derby.  He graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven.  In 2002 he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Horticulture and Agronomy from UCONN Storrs.  He met his future wife Jen at Delaney’s in New Haven.  When they decided it was …

Tony Anastasio – Candidate for First Selectman

  Tony Anastasio is currently serving his fourth year on the Board of Selectmen and has been fully committed to his board seat and the Town of Woodbridge, dedicating countless hours and efforts to town affairs.  He serves or has served as liaison to the Conservation, Commission-Use of Publicly Owned Property (CUPOP), Economic Development, Library, …

Aldon Hynes – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Aldon Hynes has been very active in the Woodbridge community since moving here in 2007 with his wife Kim and their daughter Fiona.  He currently serves on the Government Access Television Commission and has been a candidate for State Representative in the 114th Assembly District which includes all of Woodbridge. Aldon is the Social Media …

Maegan Genovese – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Town residents and Beecher Road School parents in particular will benefit from the experience and expertise of Woodbridge Board of Education candidate Maegan Genovese, the mother of a thriving, ‘third year’ MAG student. She earned a BA in Psychology from WCSU and an MS in Research, Statistics, and Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences from SCSU. …

Kim Giangrande – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

  Kim grew up in Hamden and has been a Woodbridge resident since 2002.  She is married to Bill Giangrande and has three children.  Son Hunter DeFrank is a freshman at UCONN, daughter Spencer DeFrank is a senior at Amity Regional High School and daughter Gianna Giangrande is a 6th grader at Beecher Road School. …

Beth Walter – Candidate for Board of Tax Assessment Appeals

  Beth grew up in Woodbridge, daughter of Deacon Joe and Gae Borland.  The Borlands were active in town, especially Gae who, besides being a teacher at Beecher Road School for over 30 years, held positions on many boards and commissions.  Beth has taken up the baton from her mother, serving on several boards and …

Ann Rubin – Candidate for Board of Tax Assessment Appeals

Current Board of Assessment of Appeals member Ann Rubin has served since 2013, and prior to that, served on the Board of Finance.  She is a dedicated member of the Woodbridge community.  Ann has served as a former member of the Woodbridge Charter Revision Commission, as well as the Woodbridge Library Commission. She has also …

Robert A. Wiznia, MD – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate

  Bob and his wife Carolann have lived in Woodbridge for 37 years.  All three of their children attended Beecher Road School and graduated from Amity Regional High School. Bob graduated from Yale University and the NYU School of Medicine.  He completed his internship at Montefiore Hospital in New York and his residency in ophthalmology …

Steven J. Fleischman, M.D. – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

  Steven J. Fleischman M.D. is seeking his third term on the Woodbridge Board of Education.  After graduating from Washington University and Albany Medical College, Steve completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital.  He and his wife, Andrea, have lived in Woodbridge since 2004.  Andrea attended Beecher Road School and …

Joe Dey – Candidate for Board Of Selectmen

  Joe first moved to Woodbridge in 1968 as a 12 year old.  He attended Beecher Road School, Amity Middle School and graduated from Amity Regional High School in 1974.  He earned a BS in Business Administration from UCONN and his JD, cum laude from Bridgeport School of Law, which is now Quinnipiac University School …

David A. Lober MD – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

  David has been a Woodbridge resident since 1984, and a Connecticut resident since 1975 He is a retired board certified anesthesiologist who moved to Connecticut to join the medical staff at Yale New Haven Hospital after finishing his Naval tour of duty during the Vietnam conflict. He attended Brooklyn College where he served on …

Spencer Rubin – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

  Spencer Rubin is a lifelong Woodbridge resident, attending the local public schools, graduating Amity Regional High School in 2009.  Spencer was involved in many sports and was the Captain of the Amity Varsity Golf Team his junior and senior years. As a golf lover, Spencer worked at the Woodbridge Country Club and later when …

Teri Schatz – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Teri is running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen after leading the efforts to create the “Pease Place” all-inclusive playground which was built at the Alegi Recreation Fields in May 2015. As a co-founder and officer of that non-profit community playground committee, Teri spearheaded the fundraising and grant application process, working collaboratively with …

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