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2023 Republican Candidates

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David Pia

First Selectman
  • Associated Appliance - 1976-Present

  • Opened 2nd store in 2005

  • Elected to Board of Directors - Intercounty Appliance Corp.; a $750,000,000 corporation

  • Elected to Board of Directors and Executive Boards of Directors - North American Retail Dealers Association

  • Elected to Board of Directors - United Servicers Association

  • 3 Term Trumbull Town Council member

  • Charter Member of the Springdale Lions Club

  • Founder of Hands of Christ Community Outreach

  • Little League & Babe Ruth Coach - 16 years

  • Chairs a number of events throughout the year to raise money for families in need, especially during the holidays.

  • Married to Lori for 36 years. Together they have 6 children and 8 grandchildren

“We are all just people who understand our founding father’s intention that Government

exists to serve its people.”


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Lisa Valenti

Town Clerk
  • Born and Raise in Greenwich

  • Married to Greg since 1985

  • 2 grown Children; Mitchell (32) Sarah (30) and 2 adorable shih tzu GiGi and Mimi

  • Resident of Trumbull since 1998

  • BBA in Accounting and Information from Pace University

  • Financial Consultant for small business

  • Licensed Realtor in CT since 2007

I am an Unaffiliated registered voter proudly running on the United for Trumbull Ticket,  because we believe Trumbull can do better.  The United for Trumbull ticket gives everyone a seat at the table, a voice and will prove collaboration of ideas and solutions are not the attribute of one


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John DelVecchio

Town Treasurer
  • Trumbull resident since 1973

  • Married to Laura

  • Proud dad to John and Raymond

  • Fairfield Prep Grad 1985

  • Xavier University, Cincinnati OH Grad 1989

  • BSBA Management

  • Partner -Park City Insurance Group

  • Bridgeport CT 2001-present

  • Politico-Town Council-Trumbull-four terms

  • Hobbies-Golf, Bowling, coaching Baseball and Teaching kids

  • Coaching Experience

       Trumbull Little League

       Technique Tigers

       Trumbull High School Baseball

Most proud of: My children

Favorite Mottos: "You will never go broke chasing work."

"If you make a dollar, save 25 cents, cuz its gonna rain some day and you will need an umbrella."


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Rosemary Seaman

Board of Finance
  • My dedicated commitment to Trumbull had been long and varied. My husband, Dick and I moved to Trumbull 50 years ago, raised two children who successfully journeyed through the Trumbull public schools, and together over the years, have been involved in many town activities, boards, and committees.

  • Trumbull educator for 42 years, Principal of Hillcrest Middle school for over 20 years

  • Served on the Finance and Education boards

  • Trustee for the town’s library system

  • Co-chaired the Trumbull Arts festival

  • Founding member of the First Selectman’s Golf Committee

  • Upon retirement - adjunct professor in UCONN’s NEAG school of education for graduate students, treasurer for the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association, Friend of the Library, Friend of the Elite (where my family and I helped fund the towns’ Next Chapter Bookstore).

Although my children and grandchildren no longer live in the state, I will always be “rooted in” and “supportive of” improving the Trumbull community.

I am proud to be a candidate for the Board of Finance for the Republican’s United

for Trumbull Team!

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Christopher  DeCruze

Board of Finance
  • Town Council Member (2021-Present)

  • Director of IT and Security, Muck Rack, Inc.

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Minor in Computer Science, M.S. Electrical Computer Engineering, Binghamton University

  • Married to Emily for 10 yrs, one daughter Charlotte (8), foster parent

  • Catechist

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Mark Block

Board of Finance
  • 2014-2015, Ethics Commission Member

  • 2015-2017, Town Council representative

  • 2016- present, MetroCOG Route 25/111 Community Advisory Committee

  • 2017- present, Aquatics Facilities Building Committee

  • 2021-2022, Redistricting Commission

  • Trumbull native

  • Wife, Ann, former 32-year TPS social worker

  • 15-year non-profit faith based executive career

  • 20-year Fortune 500 corporate marketing career

  • Dual bachelor’s degrees- WCSU

  • MBA – Sacred Heart University


In addition to the regular work of the Board, my goal is to build a greater understanding of the fiscal issues facing our community and to have an honest and transparent dialogue about how best to address them.


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Gloria Manna

Board of Education
  • Trumbull Republican Town Committee member

  • Urban School Special and Regular Education Teacher, Elementary Assistant Principal, and Principal for 29 years, City of Stamford 

  • Focus School Principal, Lone Pine Award Finalist, School of Distinction

  • Executive Board for Teacher and Administrator Unions, Chairperson for Administrator Bargaining Committee

  • Catechist at St. Theresa’s Church

  • B.M., M.S. St. John’s University, Cum Laude; Sixth Year UConn

  • Vocal Advocate for Education with a focus on serving at-risk students.

  • First Generation American

  • Married to Anthony Scaturchio for 24 years; two children 

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Bob Gerbert

Board of Education
  • Trumbull resident for 10 years

  • Licensed Professional Engineer

  • 18 years of municipal and Board of Education facilities/project management experience

  • Extensive experience with operational and capital planning

  • Twin 9 year old boys in 4th grade at Frenchtown

  • Baseball coach in Trumbull Little League and Trumbull Babe Ruth

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Alison Squiccimarro

Board of Education
  • Trumbull Board of Education (’21-present)

  • In-House Counsel at a NYSE listed Aviation Infrastructure Developer

  • BA, Political Science & Sociology, State University of New York, College at Oneonta; JD, Pace

  • University School of Law

  • Attorney admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in NY and CT

  • Member, American Bar Association; Governing Counsel of the ABA Forum on Air & Space Law

  • Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Air & Space Law- Airports Committee

  • Member, International Aviation Women's Association, Women in Aviation International

  • Founding member of Trumbull Helps, Inc.

  • Married to Frank; daughter, Alexis (9)

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Chris Bandecchi

Board of Education
  • Trumbull Board of Education (2021 - Present)

  • Member, BOE Finance Committee and Facilities Committee (2021 - Present)

  • Member, Middlebrook and Booth Hill Elementary School Roof Building Committee (2021 - Present)

  • Community Development Grants Director, City of Waterbury

  • BS, Political Science; MS, Political Science/Public Policy and Administration, Southern Connecticut State University

  • Former Board Member, Connecticut Innovations (2013-2021); Audit, Compliance, and Governance Committee, CI (2013-2021)

  • Justice of the Peace (2021-present)

  • Member, Sons of the American Revolution (2017-present); 2nd Vice President, CTSSAR; President, General David Humphreys' Branch No. 1 (2020-present)

  • Member, Jane Ryan Fathers Club; Parishioner, St. Theresa's Church; AYSO Soccer Coach

  • Married to Trish; daughter, Harper (Jane Ryan); son, Paxton


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Matt Sather

Planning & Zoning (2023-2027)
  • A lifelong resident of Trumbull, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in English from Amherst College and a master’s degree in American Studies from Fairfield University.  He has been employed at Fairfield Prep since 1998, teaching English and Social Studies.  In addition to his work in the classroom, Matt has coached both hockey and baseball at Prep.  His hockey teams won 11 state championships during his 24 year tenure behind the bench.

  • In addition to his work at Fairfield Prep, Matt volunteers as the founding coach of the Wonderland Wizards girls hockey program, and serves on the School Governance Council for the Discovery School in Bridgeport. 

  • He, his wife Ann, and their 3 daughters live on Booth Hill Road.

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Bryce Bollert

Planning & Zoning (2024)
  • Born and raised in Trumbull; lifetime resident

  • 30 years in the landscaping and home improvement business

  • 20 years in the printing industry; last decade as technical sales rep

  • Former small business owner

  • As longtime president of the Thrushwood Lake Association, spearheaded $1,000,000 dam augmentation project; instrumental in obtaining $750,000 state grant

  • Nichols Improvement Association member for 40 years

  • Married to college sweetheart, Karen, for 40 years, two adult children.


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Kim DiCorpo

Zoning Board of Appeals
  • MBA from The University of New Haven

  • Trumbull Resident for over 40years

  • Married to Tom, son Tommy (15)

  • 4 years of service on the Conservation Commission.

  • My family on my mother’s side has lived in and owned properties in Trumbull for over 100 years. I am proud to be the 4th generation to do so. I am currently living in the home that my great grandfather built. 

Joining the ZBA would allow me to participate in decisions that affect the way Trumbull will continue to grow as well as help keep the beautiful assets and character that has made Trumbull the special town that it is.

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Pete Koval

Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Grew up in Bridgeport and attended St. Joseph High School

  • Graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and History

  • Captain at the Fairfield Police Department where he has worked for 21 years 

  • Lives in Trumbull with his wife, Christine, and three children Peter, Corey and Siena

  • Long time coach and manager for Trumbull Little League, youth  basketball coach, and Trumbull Ranger Football coach.

  • Currently a board member for Trumbull Babe Ruth baseball program. 

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Richard Croll

Board of Assessment
  • Semi-retired former Technical Project Manager at GE, Infosys, and Voya Financial

  • Trustee of The William Weir Duncan Living Trust and an estate executor

  • BS Electrical Engineering University of Bridgeport, Management of Technology Fairfield University, Certified Scrum Master

  • 25 year resident of Trumbull with a large extended family spread around town

  • Believes in transparency of government processes and looks forward to serving the Trumbull community



Patricia Kelly

  • BA, Social Sciences/Child & Family Studies, University at Stony Brook (1998)

  • Born and raised in Brooklyn NY in a law enforcement family.

  • Proud resident of Trumbull for over 9 years

  • Mother to 2 children educated by the Trumbull Public Schools

  • Executive Assistant to the CEO of a major investment securities firm in NYC with 25 years of experience working for high level executives collaborating in a team setting.


Jeff Penkoff

  •  Lifetime Trumbull Resident

  •  University of Bridgeport — BS in Accounting

  •  Controller—Lanstatus

  •  Tashua Knolls Men’s Club since inception

  •  Married to Cindy 28yrs, 1 son Jeffrey

  •  1 Handicap—Golfer

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Eric Story

District 1
  • 15 year Trumbull resident

  • Married to Laura (former T.H.S. graduate) with 2 children Gianna 17 and Eric Jr. 15 who currently attend T.H.S.

  • 16 years of corporate supply chain experience

  •  ARCH Medical Solutions-Newtown 2020-present

  •  The Chefs Warehouse-Ridgefield 2008-2020

  • Trumbull Little League V.P. of Baseball Operations, served on the TLL board since 2016

  • Trumbull Babe Ruth Baseball Commissioner, served on the TBR board since 2018

  • Successfully helped both baseball organizations play ball through the pandemic to help our community get back to normal life.

  •  St Theresa Travel Basketball Head Coach 2016-2022

  •  CT state certified baseball umpire and basketball referee.

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Mike Buswell

District 1
  • Town Councilman (2021-Present)

  • BS, University of Bridgeport

  • Current Community & Facilities Committee Member

  • Current Trumbull High Wellness Center Committee Member

  • Former member of Trumbull BOE Policy Committee

  • Current Trumbull Babe Ruth League President

  • Current Trumbull Travel Baseball Director

  • Current Trumbull Little League Coach

  • Current St. Theresa Basketball Coach

  • Current Trumbull Pop Warner Football Coach

  • Former Trumbull High Football Search Committee Participant

  • Married to Kory for 14 yrs; (4) children: Ava (Hillcrest); Bryce (Daniels Farm); Evelyn (TECEC); Maeve, 5 months

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George Sarris

District 2
  • George W. Sarris is a 30-year Trumbull resident who wants to see Trumbull once again become the welcoming, friendly and well managed town it was when he moved here.

  • Mr. Sarris has served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of Screen Actors Guild and worked with the Bowery Mission in New York City.

  • By profession, he has been an on and off-camera spokesman in commercials, industrial films and at trade shows for companies such as AT&T, American Express, BMW, Honda and Puffs Tissues. He has developed a unique one-man show and audio series entitled, The World’s Greatest Stories, and his book, Heaven’s Doors, was awarded a Silver Medal in the Illumination Book Awards

  • Mr. Sarris is most proud of being a dedicated husband, and father of five grown children.

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Ann Sather

District 2
  • Ann Sather has a BA from Providence College and a MA from Fordham University

  • History Teacher - Darien High School for over 15 years. 

  • Moved to Trumbull in 2007

  • Trumbull AYSO Coaching several age groups in the girl's division.

  • Ann quickly became is an active member of St. Catherine of Siena, volunteering in the religious education department for many years. 

  • Ann, her husband and three daughters live on Booth Hill Rd. She wants to run to represent the interests of her neighbors, and to give back to the community that has given her family so much over the years.

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Veronica Lenzen

District 3
  • I have lived in Trumbull for 21.5 years. I am married to my husband Chris (18yrs), who is a lifelong resident of Trumbull.

  • Both of my children, Molly (17) and CJ (14) attend Trumbull High and are active in local sports teams.

  • I have held offices on the Tashua PTA, Trumbull PTSA council, and IMPACTrumbull Board.

  • I served on the Trumbull Day Commission in 2008.

  • I am currently serving on Town Council and I am on the Rules and Research Committee.

  • Many years ago, when my daughter was in Kindergarten, I, with several other parents in the community, spearheaded the campaign for Full Day Kindergarten in our town.

  • I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Wagner College, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University.

  • I taught at the Foundation School in Orange CT for 17 years.  I worked in Bridgeport for 4 years, first as a teacher, and later as a Supervisor, then Interim Director of Specialized Instruction.

  • For the past 5 years I have served Norwalk Public Schools as the Administrator of Specialized Learning and Student Services, overseeing 4 high schools and 3 Transition programs.

  • I am an active member of Trumbull Rotary, and enjoy spending time with my family, and our dog, Orville.

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Richard Wolf

District 3
  • Trumbull Resident since 2011.

  • Financial Advisor and Chief Client Officer at Tailored Cents - Custom Financial Planning.

  • Graduate of Sacred Heart University, class of 1999. Double major in Business Administration and Finance.

  • Trumbull AYSO Board Member since 2014; President and Regional Commissioner since 2021.

  • Trumbull United Soccer Club Board Member since 2018.

  • Tashua Father’s Club board member since 2015, Treasurer since 2018.

  • Past volunteer organizations include March of Dimes, Junior Achievement, and Habitat for Humanity.

  • Married to Luisa, 15 years; Two children. Abby and RJ attending Madison Middle School 

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Anthony Dorsey 

District 4
  • Current Town Council Member

  • ASML – Wilton Strategic Human Resources Business Partner June 2016-Present

  • 20yrs Corporate HR Experience

  • Albertus Magnus – Masters Degree, Business Administration

  • Former President & Member of Jane Ryans Father’s Club

  • Assistant Manager of Trumbull Little League Teams

  • Trumbull Resident for 11 years

  • Married to Melissa Dorsey with 3 children; Mattingly, Austin, Rosaline all attending Jane Ryan Elementary  School

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Carl Massaro

District 4
  • Trumbull Town Council (’01-present); Chairman ('09–'17)

  • Board of Assessment Appeals, six years; Chairman

  • Frenchtown School Building Committee member

  • Law Offices of Carl A. Massaro, Jr., founder

  • JD, Western New England School of Law; BS, Providence College

  • Swin Across the Sound Volunteer

  • Married to Barbara, one daughter

  • Trumbull resident for 31 years

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Joe Pifko

District 5
  • Two Term Trumbull Town Council, Vice Chairman of TC. Co -Chair, Senior/Community/Library BuildingCommittee; Legislation & Administration Committee member; Chair of the Republican Town Committee

  • Retired Senior Institutional Consultant Boehringer- Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

  • Emerson College BS Speech; Sacred Heart University MBA

  • Past President Parish Council St. Theresa Church; past Chair Advisory Board of Directors St. JosephHigh School, St. Theresa’s K of C.

  • Long time Long Hill resident: married to Patricia; three daughters, Kate, Anne and Tricia

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John Foreman

District 5
  • Current Vice President of Investments 

  • Bachelor's degree in economics - Hartwick College

  • MBA in Entrepreneurship - University of New Hampshire

  • Member of the Frenchtown Fathers Club as well as the Dads Club of Trumbull

  • Married to Darcy and have lived in Trumbull since 2013

  • (2) sons Henry (9), Charlie (5) attending Frenchtown School and active in Trumbull Little League and Trumbull Travel Baseball

I'm motivated to volunteer to address urgent concerns. Our understaffed police force lacks pension benefits, compromising both safety and officer morale. Our schools' crumbling infrastructure hinders quality education, and the focus on apartments over businesses is impeding our economic growth.  The persistent rise in property taxes adds to the complexity, underscoring the need to strike a delicate

balance between the town's needs and its budget constraints. Leveraging my economics degree and professional background in wealth management, I am confident in my ability to offer effective solutions to create a more secure, prosperous, and vibrant future for our town and its residents.

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Justin Scheuble

District 6
  • Trumbull board of Finance (2022-present)

  • Past Trumbull Economic and Community Development commissioner

  • Customer Experience Manager, Newtown Savings Bank

  • BS, Business Management, William Paterson University

  • Married to Desiree with 2 young boys, Brendon and Luke

  • Justin and his family live in the Long Hill Section of town

  • The boys are looking forward to attending Jane Ryan soon



District 6
  • Coming Soon

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Tony Scinto

District 7
  • Trumbull Town Council District 7 (’07-23’)

  • Deputy Minority Leader

  • Middlebrook Booth Hill Building Roofing committee 's 

  • Finance and Rules & Research Committee

  • Trumbull High School Building Committee (’05-’07)

  • Senior Telecom Technician, Verizon ('98-present)

  • BS, Business Administration, ECSU (88')

  • Married to Michelle, daughters Kayla and Sara

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Evan Centopani

District 7
  • Is a career agent with Mass Mutual and works as a financial advisor for Charter Oak Financial in Southbury, CT

  • Grew up in Trumbull and graduated from Trumbull High School in 2000

  • Attended Fairfield University, Bachelor of Arts, graduated in 2004

  • Competed as a professional bodybuilder and traveled to over 30 countries between 2006 and 2020

  • Continues a lifelong dedication to health and fitness

  • Proficient in public records and title searches in municipal offices (Town Clerk, Tax Assessor & Tax Collector)

  • Married with 2 children

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