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Election 2019 | Candidate Bios & Profiles

Town of Woodbridge, CT 2019 Election Candidate Profiles

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Mica Cardozo – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Mica is running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen (BOS), where he has served as Deputy First Selectman since July 2017.  He brings many years of service in local government, combined with a highly successful business career in telecommunications technology sales and account management.  Before election to the BOS, he served as a member …

Patrick Reed – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

Patrick is running for a seat on the Amity Board of Education.  He hopes to utilize his extensive academic and experiential background in education to support the needs of all Amity students.  Patrick earned a BA in Psychology from Salisbury University, followed by an MA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Hartford and an …

Shawn Flynn – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Shawn is running for the Zoning Board of Appeals.  His professional experience includes over fourteen years of analytic work providing data-driven strategy in several industries.  Utilizing this skill set, this past fall he joined the Yale University Office of Development.  His dedication to family, strong ethics, and hard work are what best qualify him as …

Cynthia Gibbons – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Born and raised In Woodbridge, Cynthia Gibbons is an alumnus of Beecher Road School and Amity High School.  She attended Quinnipiac University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  Cindy is a current member and former chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals.  While living …

Frank Ciarleglio – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Frank Ciarleglio is a third-generation resident of a five generation Woodbridge family.  He attended the Warner School on Lucy Street for grades K-7 and graduated from Amity High School in 1959.  He has been married to his wife Janet for 55 years.  Frank and Janet have 2 children, both Amity High graduates and two granddaughters, …

Lynn Piascyk – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

A resident of Woodbridge since 1964, Lynn Piascyk is a graduate of Beecher Road School and Amity Regional High School.  She continued her education earning Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Early Childhood Education as well as a 6th Year Degree of Advanced Study as a Classroom Teacher Specialist from Southern Connecticut State University.  Lynn was …

Jonathan Arpaia – Candidate for Amity Board of Education

Jonathan Arpaia grew up in Woodbridge and graduated from Amity High School in 2005. He earned his BS in Technology and Engineering Education from Central Connecticut State University in 2012 and his Masters of Arts in Learning and Thinking from the Graduate Institute in 2018. Jonathan began his teaching career with New Haven Public Schools …

Joyce Shavers – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Joyce is running for re-election to the Woodbridge Board of Education, after having been appointed to fill a vacancy last year. Her managerial, legal and international experience distinguish her as a Woodbridge Board of Education member.  Joyce has worked at the law firms of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Simpson Thacher in New York City. …

Dan Cowan – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Dan Cowan decided to make Connecticut his permanent home after serving in the U.S. Navy in Groton.  In 2011 Dan, his wife and youngest daughter moved from Stratford to Woodbridge with the expectation that she will graduate with the Amity High School class of 2027. After starting his Career as a machinist mate in the …

Joi Prud’homme – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate

Joi is running for the Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate position.  She and her husband Scott moved to Woodbridge in June 2013 to raise their daughter who is now a third grader in the MAG program at Beecher Road School.  They chose this town specifically for the excellent school system, the close proximity to New …

Jeffrey Ginzberg – Candidate for Board of Tax Assessment Appeals

Jeffrey is running for re-election to Board of Assessment Appeals, having stepped up last year to fill an unexpired term.  He is seeking another term based on knowledge and experience.  The Board of Assessment Appeals job requires a great deal of familiarity with town property values, neighborhoods, and the legal process.  As an experienced lawyer …

Robert Wiznia – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Bob and his wife Carolann have lived in Woodbridge since 1980.  All three of their children attended Beecher Road School and the Amity Regional School system. Bob attended Milford (CT) High School, earned his B.A. from Yale University, and graduated from the NYU School of Medicine.  He did his internship at Montefiore Hospital in New …

Joseph Crisco – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Joe is running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen, where he has served since July 2017.  His twelve terms as a State Senator, from 1993 to 2016, were distinguished by numerous Committee roles, including co-chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, vice-chair of both the Banks Committee and the Commerce Committee and chair …

David Lober – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

David has been a Woodbridge resident since 1984, and a Connecticut resident since 1975 and has been a member of the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen since 2017.  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 …

Matt Schwartz – Candidate for Amity Board of Education

Matt Schwartz is a lifelong resident of Woodbridge, and attending Beecher Road School and Amity Middle School Bethany. He is a 2012 graduate of Amity Regional High school and a 2018 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where he earned a BA in History with two minors, one in Political Science and one in Public …

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 time …

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 of Law. …

Dwight Rowland – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Dwight C. Rowland moved to Woodbridge with his wife Rosalie in 1979.  They have two sons, Sean (who is the current Fire Chief in Woodbridge) and Scott (an Engineer with Turner Construction) along with four wonderful grandchildren.  Dwight and Rosalie will be celebrating their 45th Anniversary later this year.  After graduating from Darien High School …

Sandra Stein – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Sandy is running for election to the Board of Selectmen, where she previously served three terms, from 2005 through 2011.  She is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Woodbridge Board of Finance, where she has served since 2011. With sixteen years of continuous public service to the Town of Woodbridge, she has devoted much time to …

Edward Weinberg – Candidate for First Selectman

Edward Weinberg moved to Woodbridge from New Haven with his wife Jacqueline and youngest son Jeremy in 2013.  Jeremy is a graduate of Amity High School.  Ed loved Woodbridge in that it reminded him of the small town where he grew up in New York. Ed graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Electrical …

Sheila McCreven – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

  Sheila is running for re-election to the Amity Board of Education, where she has been a member since September 2014.  She was previously elected to the Board of Assessment Appeals serving from 2013 to 2015, and prior to that served two terms on the Woodbridge Board of Education, to which she was first elected …

Chuck Pyne – Candidate for Board ofTax Assessment Appeals

Chuck and Holly moved their young family from White Plains, NY to Woodbridge in 1998.  Their children, A.J., Charlie and Natalie went through the Woodbridge and Amity school systems, graduating in 2011, 2012 and 2015 respectively.  Both parents were involved in the children’s activities – Holly was a career class parent and PTO volunteer and …

Beth Heller – Candidate for First Selectman

Beth Heller is running for re-election – she’s been Woodbridge First Selectman since 2017.  She has served on the Board of Selectmen continuously since 2008, and was Deputy First Selectman from 2009 to 2017.  In April 2013, following the death of First Selectman Ed Sheehy, Beth was elected by the Board of Selectmen to complete …

Vincent Carrano – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Vincent Carrano was born and raised in New Haven.  He graduated from Quinnipiac University with BS degrees in English and Business Administration.  He also has a Masters and a Sixth Year Degree in School Psychology and a School Administrators Sixth Year Certificate all from Southern Connecticut State University. He moved to Woodbridge in 1979.  He …

Todd Jokl – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Todd is running for re-election to the Woodbridge Board of Education, after having been appointed to fill a vacancy last year. He is Dean of the University of New Haven’s Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.  He has been a Woodbridge resident since 2010.  Dr. Jokl began his professional academic career in 2002 as a …

Jeffrey Townend – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Jeffrey is running for a seat on the Woodbridge Board of Education.  Experience across the spectrum of education distinguishes Jeffrey as a candidate.  He and his wife have three children who currently attend Beecher Road School.  As a member of the WBOE, Dr. Townsend will use his experience in education as a primary, middle, and …

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