First Selectman Beth Heller was nominated to run for another term at the town’s January 14th Democratic caucus. Prior to her 2017 election as First Selectman, Heller was a member of the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen since 2008 and served as its Deputy First Selectman from 2009 – 2017.
Heller’s nomination was unanimously endorsed; the town’s municipal election will be held this year on Monday, May 3rd.
“I am grateful for this continuing vote of confidence in my stewardship of the town and its resources. I believe the best ideas flow from input from all constituencies. Good government is at its best when it is more collaborative than partisan.” Heller said after accepting the nomination. “Stability in town government and ongoing excellence in its public schools will continue to make Woodbridge an attractive community in which to live and raise a family.”
Joining Heller on the ballot for Board of Selectmen for the term beginning July 1, 2021 are incumbent Selectman Joe Crisco, Amity Board of Education member Sheila McCreven, and Board of Finance member Paul Kuriakose.
For the Woodbridge Board of Education incumbents Mike Strambler and David Ross were nominated along with Maria Madonick and Jay Dayha. Woodbridge Democrats also nominated Carol Oladele and Donna Shuster to be part of the town delegation to the Amity Board of Education.
Also nominated were Hank Nusbaum, Jeff Atwood, Celia Waters, and Aldon Hynes for the Zoning Board of Appeals. Incumbent Andy Schaffer was nominated to run for re-election to the Board of Assessment Appeals.
“This slate of exceptional candidates represents a cross-section of the creativity and talent that permeates Woodbridge and I’m grateful for the willingness of these residents to contribute to the town’s good government as effective public servants,” Heller said. “Each of us is dedicated to making this town live up to its full potential, along with its reputation for excellence. I’m proud to have been nominated and honored to lead a team of candidates who offer so much experience working on behalf of this community.”