Our Board Of Selectmen Team
Better For Woodbridge,
Better for you
What are the qualities of an ideal Republican Town leader?
They are able to build relationships. Relationship-building is important in the political world. A Town leader should build excellent relationships with Board and Commission members as well as residents.
They are a critical thinker. A great Town leader will have short and long-term goals in mind as they make decisions. They’ll ensure they’re making decisions that will benefit our community.
They are prepared. Being a Town leader requires responsibility, preparedness, and the ability to make decisions quickly and efficiently. A Town leader needs to have the proper amount of time to dedicate to the job and its many responsibilities.
They are knowledgeable. Town leaders must be able to read and analyze financial and legal statements among other key information that decides the fate of our community. Then, they must be able to make the best decisions for the Town based on their analyses.
They are approachable. A Town leader must be charismatic. Residents and individuals with leadership positions should be able to speak to each other with candor and respect and the Town leader should have an open mind as they listen.
They are an excellent communicator. Town leaders must convey important messages to their peers and residents. The best Town leaders will streamline communication so that everyone is as informed as possible.
They must be a great listener. Town leaders work with Board and Commission members to make the best decisions for their community. They must be able to listen to advice and consider all options before making major decisions that affect everyone in their Town.
We are a politically diverse team, united in our commitment to our town. If elected,
We will oppose the sale of any former Country Club of Woodbridge (CCW) acreage for housing. State law does not require the town to construct housing on town-owned land and doing so would be fiscally irresponsible. We will lead a team that gathers facts, engages residents, and finally achieves a solution that is economically and environmentally sound.
We will modernize town government, starting with Charter changes to require a yearly referendum on our annual town budget and election of our Board of Finance. We will implement zero-based budgeting to ensure tax dollars are spent efficiently.
We will launch a coordinated assessment of all the town’s capital projects, prioritizing both Beecher’s immediate needs (including a new roof) and its longer-term space requirements. The town’s current use of siloed, building-specific committees must end.
We will focus on strengthening Amity’s academics to ensure the best possible education for all students. Specifically, we will direct the Superintendent to support teachers in executing more effective curriculum and teaching methodologies, resulting in better rankings.
We will get serious about economic development. That starts with analyzing what other towns are doing right to determine what we need to do better. More business revenue is necessary to offset the tax burden on homeowners.
We will propose enhanced tax relief programs enabling our seniors to remain in their homes. Our town budget benefits when seniors stay in Woodbridge rather than selling to a family with children that will enroll in our public schools. Modest tax breaks for seniors will help our town’s budget over time. We will promote steps seniors can take to facilitate staying in place.
We will vigorously defend our town in the pending lawsuit regarding state affordable housing requirements.
We will champion the right decisions for all residents, irrespective of politics. We must end the stagnant, closed-door, exclusionary politics that leave our town’s many challenges unresolved year after year. Instead, we will offer a fresh, open-minded, and collaborative approach to running our town government.
We would be honored to receive your vote on Tuesday, November 7th:
Marty Halprin (U)
Board of Selectmen
Andrea Urbano (U)
David Vogel (R)
Javier Aviles (R)
Woodbridge Board of Education
Lynn A. Piascyk (R)
Jeff Hughes (R)
Board of Assessment Appeals
Annitta L. Ingraham (R)
Zoning Board of Appeals
Clifford Lynch, Jr. (R)
Cynthia Gibbons (R)
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
Jamie Nichol (U)
Christopher Dickerson (R)
Amity Regional Board of Education
Bruce A. Marien (D)
Daniel Del Prete (R)