The Trumbull Republican Town Committee held a meeting Tuesday at the Tashua Knolls restaurant to nominate and vote on a slate of candidates for the November elections.
Town Council (incumbents’ names are starred)
District One: *Suzanne Testani, *David Pia
District Two: *Jane Deyoe, Jeff Donofrio
District Three: James Blose, *Jeffrey Jenkins
District Four: *Debra Lamberti, *Kristy Waizinger
District Five: *Ann Marie Evangelista, Mark LeClair
District Six: *Carl Massaro, Jr., *Michael London
District Seven: *Tony Scinto, *Chad Ciocci
Noteworthy: Town Council member Rob Pescatore, who represents District Two, was not nominated for another term. Mark LeClair is a professor of economics at Fairfield University.
*James Batistelli, Victor Piolo
Zoning Board of Appeals
*Carl Scarpelli, Jr.
Planning & Zoning
Noteworthy: Anthony Chory’s term ends next year.
Board of Education
Term 12/05/11 to 12/05/15: *Deborah Herbst, *Loretta Chory, Doug Wentz
Term 12/05/11 to 12/05/13: Cindy Penkoff
Noteworthy: Deborah Herbst recently retired as principal of Pumpkin Delight School in Milford.
Board of Finance
*Elaine Hammers, *Paul Lavoie, David Rutigliano
Noteworthy: Elaine Hammers and Paul Lavoie were appointed to the Board of Finance by first selectman Tim Herbst. David Rutigliano owns the Southport Brewing Company chain.
*Suzanne Burr Monaco
Noteworthy: In an video shown at the meeting, St. Joseph High School basketball coach and lifelong Democrat Vito Montelli endorsed Tim Herbst. “I’m not sure what was a bigger challenge for Vito – supporting a Republican or supporting a guy who went to Trumbull High School,” Herbst joked in his acceptance speech. Herbst listed several accomplishments of his first term, including identifying $1 million of operational savings in his first 100 days of office, overseeing an average tax increase below the rate of inflation, and realizing a surplus of $1.6 million in the budget process this year.