Elected Republicans


Elected Republicans for
Coventry, Connecticut
Town Council
Board of Education
Zoning Board of Appeals

Board of Assessment Appeals

Town Council

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Julie A. Blanchard - Secretary
Birth date: January 30, 1965
Office: Town Council Chairwoman
Occupation: Office Manager at a Law Office and Entrepreneur
Education: Associates Degree
Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office:
  • I attended Laurel Girls State as a senior in high school.
  • I have served as President of the Hans Christian Andersen Montessori Board
  • Coventry Board of Education 2003-2005
  • Coventry Town Council Chairwoman 2005-2007
  • Coventry Town Council member 2007-2011 and April 2015 to present
  • Windham Region Council of Governments member and Secretary.




Matthew O’Brien

Birth date: August 31, 1955
Office: Town Council Vice Chairman
Occupation: Small business owner, executive recruiter
Education: MBA (finance) Boston University Bachelor of Science University of Notre Dame

Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office:
  • Three terms Coventry Town Council
  • Chairman Finance Committee
  • Coventry representative on Route
  • Coventry Board of Education
  • Seven terms Parish Council, Church of ST. Matthew with four terms Chairman
  • St Matthew Building Committee
  • St Matthew Finance Committee
  • Representative to Diocesan Parish Planning Committee (2 years)
  • Small business owner since 1984
  • Wonderful wife and three children
  • Resident of Coventry since 1990


Michael Sobol

Birth date: November 18, 1983 
Office: Board of Education 
Occupation: Management (Starbucks Coffee Company) 
Education: B.S. Kinesiology, Outdoor Education (University of New Hampshire)

Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office:
  • I have served 2 terms on the Board if Education. The past 4 years have served as a great experience to build a foundation to understanding the true workings of our School District. As a life long Coventry resident, 2001 graduate of CHS, and father of two girls starting school in our district this fall, I couldn't be any more committed and dedicate to the success of our school system.
  • I have experience influencing and managing the P&L of a multi million dollar company. My conservative values have developed my understanding for balancing the "wants vs. needs" of my business. To date I am managing one of the most successful Starbucks locations in the area. For this fiscal year my business is competing for the top spot for growth in New England. This experience relates directly to my involvement on the BOE. We have a responsibility to move our school district forward in this ever changing and competitive environment. We also have the responsibility to do this with a conservative mindset to balance the "wants vs. needs" given the challenging economic times. I remain optimistic as we continue to move forward preparing our students for life, learning, and work in the 21st century.

Board of Education

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Mary Minor - Secretary

Birth date:
Office: Coventry Board of Education
Occupation: Attorney, Second Vice President at a major insurance company
Education: B.A. (UCONN), Law Degree (UCONN)

Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office:
  • Committed to the children of Coventry and dedicated to making our schools the best we possible can for them.
  • Has served as BOE Secretary




Frank Infante
Office: Board of Education
Birth date: October 5, 1944
Occupation: Semi-retired entrepreneur
Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office: I have a wide range of experience in:
  • Planning
  • Budgeting and accountability from a multi-faceted career in real estate finance
  • Building and remodeling
  • Business management.
Now that I am semi-retired, I have the time and experience that I can put to work for the benefit of our community.
  • Owner of First Investors Mortgage Company
  • 28 years in real estate finance
  • Owner and operator of Frank Infante’s Building and Remodeling
  • 40 years of business planning, budgeting and accountability as an entrepreneur


William Oros

Birth date: April 13, 1946
Office: Board of Education
Occupation: Retired Public School Administrator
Education: BS, MS, 6th year and advanced certification in education management

Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office:
  • Two term incumbent Coventry Board of Education.
  • Forty three years of experience in public education as a parent, teacher and school administrator.
  • Experienced education consultant specializing with groups on long range and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of school management including facilities and budget.
  • Currently serving as district technology liaison for the Board of Education, Chair of Transportation Committee and member of Pre- K school building committee.

Zoning Board of Appeals

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 JoAnn Watson
Birth date: February 6, 1941
Office: Zoning Board of Appeals
Occupation:
Human Resource Manager of a multi-physician practice
Office Manager for the CTWMA District New England Conference of Churches
Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office: I have chaired a number of Church committees and have been an Office Manager for the last 14 years.


Sue Pollinger

Birth date: January 3, 1968
Office:
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Occupation: Sales Manager

Carol Chipkin
Birth date: January 3, 1968
Office: Zoning Board of Appeals
Occupation: Farmer and Business Owner
Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office: Government and/or other experience qualifying you for public office:
  • I have been a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the past two years.


Board of Assessment Appeals
Joyce Chillstorp-Bonney
  • Active Member Coventry Republican Town Committee

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