Woodbridge Republicans chose Ed Weinberg as their candidate for the spot of First Selectman in the upcoming municipal elections May 6. The slate also includes for the Board of Selectmen incumbents Joe Dey and Dave Lober and new to the board, Dwight Rowland.
For the Amity Board of Education, they put forward Matt Schwartz and Jonathan Arpaia; for the Woodbridge Board of Education Lynn Piascyk and Jeff Hughes and, for a two-year term, Dan Cowan.
Cindy Gibbons and Bob Wiznia are running for the Zoning Board of Appeals; Vinnie Carrano and Frank Ciarleglio for Zoning Appeals alternate.
Chuck Pyne is running for the Board of Assessment Appeals.
The message they want to emphasize is that this is an election on local issues, not national ones, said Chuck Pyne at the caucus on January 15. “This is not DC. This is Woodbridge. There are things that can be improved and that will be improved,” if people vote for their candidates.
Ed Weinberg currently serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals. This is his bio from the 2015 election cycle: 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 in Electrical Engineering, and currently owns Edergy LLC, a sales and marketing company. Ed has been involved with the founding and management of several other businesses, and is a past member of the Rotary Club, the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and Business Network International (BNI).
As a business owner and resident, Ed understand the needs of local businesses, and believes they are important to Woodbridge while understanding the value in blending business and residential areas for the benefit of all.
Woodbridge GOP announced its slate of candidates at the January 15 caucus. Ed Weinberg (center) is running for the spot of First Selectman. Candidates for the Board of Selectmen are (from left) Dwight Rowland, Joseph Dey and David Lober.