Incumbent First Selectman Beth Heller was nominated at the town’s Democratic caucus on February 1 to run again for First Selectman this year. 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 since 2009. She previously served as First Selectman to complete the remainder of Ed Sheehy’s term after his sudden passing, from April 25th through June 30th 2013.
Heller’s nomination was unanimously endorsed by Democrats at the party’s official nominating caucus. The town’s municipal election will be held Monday, May 6th 2019.
“I am grateful for this continuing vote of confidence in my leadership. I believe the best ideas are born from a diversity of 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 the May municipal election are Board of Selectmen incumbents Mica Cardozo and Joe Crisco, and Claire Coleman; Amity Regional Board of Education incumbent Sheila McCreven and candidate Patrick Reed; and Woodbridge Board of Education candidates Joyce Shavers, Todd Jokl, and Jeffrey Townsend.
Also nominated are: for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Shawn Flynn and Joi Prud’homme (as an Alternate), and Jeffrey Ginzberg for the Board of Assessment Appeals.
“This slate of candidates is comprised of creative and talented residents and I’m grateful for their willingness 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 and 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 our community.”