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Anabel Figueroa & Nina Sherwood

Board of Representative Candidates for District 8

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location: Old Rogers School/Domus

Anabel Figueroa has been representing district 8 for 16 years. She has focused on programs to help our youth and to support the needs of our neighborhood through her service on the Board of Representatives Fiscal Committee, Appointment, and Personnel Committees.  Fiscal Responsibility has been her guiding principle in all three committees.

As your Representative, Anabel Figueroa has:

•Supported funding for the construction of a new police headquarters to continue fighting crime and ensure the safety of our neighborhoods.

•Successfully fought to have Webb Street paved and to keep Hunt Park an open green space for the neighborhood.


Nina Sherwood is a life long resident of Stamford’s District 8 and a graduate of our public school system. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in biological and environmental sciences at UConn stamford and Western CT State University.

She worked as the director of Crescendo Music School for over a decade.  Nina currently works as an animal caretaker at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center and is also a passionate community organizer for Politics Reborn.

Nina supports efforts to bring justice to the people of stamford in the boatyard case, and believes in transparent and accountable government.


Anabel Figueroa and Nina Sherwood will fight for every resident of District 8.


Megan Cottrell & Robert Roqueta

Board of Representative Candidates for District 4

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location: KT Murphy School


Robert Roqueta is a registered nurse And Psychiatric Social Worker who’s lived in Stamford for more than 20 years. he has been working for the stamford office of the department of mental health and addiction services for over 15 years. he was previously involved in training the stamford police in crisis intervention training (cit), and serves on the advisory committee board for stamford alternatives in the community (AIC). 

Ines Saftic

Board of Representative Candidate for District 2

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location: The Salvation Army, Selleck Street

Ines Saftic is a proud naturalized citizen who immigrated to this country in the 1980’s from Croatia. She is a homeowner, and is passionate about improving her community.  ines graduated in business and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in new york city; she has worked in the financial services industry and in healthcare marketing and sales.

Raven Matherne

Board of Representative Candidate for District 19

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location: Long Ridge Church


Raven Matherne truly understands the multitude of issues concerning District 19, having grown up and lived there for over 20 years. Raven is a lifelong martial artist and also an avid outdoor and endurance sport enthusiast. She spent over a decade as a professional martial arts instructor in District 19, specializing in teaching and mentoring children from ages 3 to 18. Between her teaching and endurance endeavors, she is often described as making both a hobby and a living out of having patience. Both have also helped her develop the extreme focus and perseverance necessary to attain goals that required years of steady work to be attainable. This should prove to be invaluable training for transitioning into local politics and government. 

Raven has been a powerful role model for her martial arts students and in the endurance sports community.  Early in 2017, Raven came out as transgender and has since dedicated herself to becoming a positive role model and representative for the LGBT community in local politics and government.  She is a tenacious individual who understands and practices the concepts of commitment and dedication in all her endeavors.  She looks forward to the opportunity of serving the citizens of District 19 with that same commitment and dedication that she has applied to all aspects of her life.


Marc Aquila

Board of Representative Candidate for District 17

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location: Springdale School (Rear)

Marc Aquila was born and raised in Stamford, CT and attended Stamford Public Schools. Marc holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University and owns and operates Crescendo Music in Darien, CT. As a single father of two boys, Marc is very active in the community - volunteering time at Scofield Middle School, Springdale Elementary School, and Stamford North Little League Baseball. 

Chris Woodside

Board of Representative Candidate for District 18

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location:  Davenport Ridge Elementary School

Chris Woodside is an educator and lifelong resident of Stamford. He is running for the Board of Representatives because he believes the opportunities afforded to him should be available to every resident of Stamford. As the son of working class parents, Chris understands first hand the challenges faced by many as the cost of living continues to rise. Chris will fight against tax breaks for corporations and developers and prevent those costs from being passed on to residents. Chris has lived in the 18th district almost his entire life, and a proud graduate of Stamford Public Schools. He earned a dual bachelor's degree in History and Secondary Education from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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Peter Stroili & Dan Campana

Board of Representative Candidate for District 1

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location:  Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

Peter Stroili is a lifelong resident of Stamford. CT and graduate of Westhill H.S.  He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1981.  After college, he served four years as a Jesuit, during which time, among other things, he assisted political refugees in California and taught at Georgetown Prep School in Maryland. After the Jesuits, he went to Fordham Law School from which he graduated in 1989 and is a partner in a downtown Manhattan law firm overlooking Ground Zero. At home, he is an active member and former Senior Warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church, celebrating its 275th anniversary in the heart of downtown Stamford. He is the current Chairperson of the St. John’s Community Foundation which supports and provides grants to some forty-five charities in the Stamford, such as: Inspirica, the Food Bank, Liberation House and Building One Community. As a litigator and resident of the Cove for over 25 years, Peter will tirelessly represent the residents of the Cove (long neglected in District 1) and Shippan and advocate on their behalf for traffic safety and better roads, work to strengthen the zoning regulations and their enforcement against overdevelopment and illegal apartments, and to reduce the tax burden on homeowners.  He and his wife Joan have three dogs and two birds from local shelters and, as a former volunteer at the Stamford Animal Shelter, he is a strong supporter of finally building a new animal shelter.

Dan Campana is a third generation Stamford Resident, who attended Trinity Catholic High School.  He graduated with an Associates of Science from Purdue University in 2009, and has worked in IT at multiple local companies. Dan will fight to lower the taxes that are especially burdensome to Shippan residents by moving the burden off of households and putting it onto the businesses and developers who have been given huge tax breaks.

Marion McGarry

Board of Representative Candidate for District 12

General Election - Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00AM - 8:00PM

Polling Location:  Stamford High School (Rear)

Marion McGarry has served on the Board of Representatives for the past ten years. Her votes have always reflected the concerns of the residents of District 12 and residents city-wide, their quality of life and their safety.
As a Representative, Marion also has advocated for lower taxes, more efficient government, and improvements to the city’s aging infrastructure, especially our roads, sewers, and schools.  She also has opposed over-development and its negative impacts on traffic, parking and quality of life.
Marion has lived in Stamford for 44 years and been a homeowner in District 12 for 40 years.
Her whole life has been dedicated to helping others. Marion did missionary work in the Amazons of South America, is an ordained minister, and had careers as a teacher and office manager for non-profits. 
Her service to the residents of Stamford also is impressive. She is a past 10 year member of the Stamford DCC and has served as the President of the Parent Faculty Organizations of Stillmeadow Elementary School and Cloonan Middle School and as Vice President of the Stamford High School Parent Faculty Organization. 
Marion is the Deputy Majority Leader of the Board of Representatives and a member of its Steering,  Appointments, Land Use-Urban Redevelopment, and Parks and Recreation Committees
She has a BA from Marymount and graduated from the NY School of Journalism.  
Marion votes for you FIRST!  
Reform Stamford will make a difference. Positive change is happening! 
Speak with Marion: 203-273-3102.

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