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Woodbridge Democrat Mica Cardozo Shares Vision for the Future of Woodbridge

October 26, 2023
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Woodbridge Democrat Mica Cardozo Shares Vision for the Future of Woodbridge
Mica Cardozo

Dear Woodbridge Friends and Neighbors,

My name is Mica Cardozo. I am the Democratic candidate for First Selectman of our Town of Woodbridge and I’m asking for your vote.

I became a Democrat when I was asked to run as a Democratic candidate for the Woodbridge Board of Selectman—a role I subsequently served in for two terms. It was an easy decision to transition from Unaffiliated because my values aligned with those of other local Democrats. These values include:

  • A belief in the critical importance of having experienced, transparent leaders who mean what they say.
  • A commitment to collaborative leadership that avoids ideological agendas and puts the wellbeing of our entire community at its center.
  • An obligation to protect what makes Woodbridge great—our schools, our natural beauty, our community spirit—while embracing the reality that a town frozen in time will not thrive.

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many of you over the past few months at community events or at your front doors. I’ve also sent campaign materials to your homes. Please know that I mean every single word of what I’ve said in person and in print. It’s time to take action, and with your support I will take action to:

  • Grow commercial activity in the Business District and support other reasonable opportunities to expand the economic base of our community to provide tax relief for homeowners.
  • End the Country Club logjam and ensure the solution serves to strengthen all aspects of our community. 
  • Guarantee our high-performing schools continue to have the resources they need to educate the next generation of leaders.
  • Make certain that older adults have the opportunity to age in place in the community that they have nurtured and love.

This will not happen through a piecemeal, incremental approach. Woodbridge has evolved markedly over the past few years, as evidenced by our community’s robust real estate market, climbing school enrollment, and increasing diversity. We now have an opportunity to create solutions that build upon the positive connections between revenue growth and quality of life that did not exist before. 

I understand how the Town works from 15 years of experience on our boards and commissions. But a First Selectman cannot do this alone. The ambitious action plan I want to implement as your First Selectman requires having a team of individuals with me who share my vision for the future of Woodbridge. Each one of these volunteer candidates shares my affection for what makes our community special and a belief that we can do even better. These include for:

  • Board of Selectman—Maria Madonick, Sheila McCreven, “Farmer” Steve Munno
  • Amity Board of Education—Sudhir Karunakaran, Patrick Reed
  • Woodbridge Board of Education—Steven Lawrence, Erin Williamson
  • Board of Assessment Appeals—Jeffery Ginzberg
  • Zoning Board of Appeals—Shawn Flynn, Kalman Watsky, Lauren Francese (Alternative)

In my recent letter to our community, I wrote that I believe Woodbridge is a town of exceptional people who deserve a local government that is no less exceptional. When you vote on November 7th, know that I mean every word. 

<span class="fineprint">This is an opinion not necessarily endorsed by the Woodbridge Town News.</span>

This is an opinion not necessarily endorsed by the Woodbridge Town News.

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