Newington, Connecticut 
Newington Republican Town Committee


 Visit the Board's website for more detailed information.   There are nine seats on the Board.  Currently, the Republicans have four of the seats.

   Jane Ancona Siegel

Email    Phone 860-666-7707

"I am a proud “lifer” of Newington and am happy to provide community service to the town I love by serving on the Board of Education. We need to continue to provide a high quality education to our children, and I am grateful to be a voice for your children and mine. As a parent myself, I can understand and relate to the concerns and issues facing our parents and families in town."

She also serves on the Executive, Student Policy and Hearing Committees.

Notes on Jane:
  • Member of Board of Education since 2011
  • Lifelong resident of Newington
  • Graduate of Newington High School
  • University of Connecticut , B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
  • Attorney with Ancona & Siegel in Newington Center
  • Involved mom to Hannah, Daniel and Matthew, all currently attending Newington Schools

 Nancy A. Petronio

Email     Phone  860-490-6891

"I am serving on the Board of Education hoping to give back a little bit to a community that gave so much to me growing up.  I am here as a voice for the children and parents of Newington who want to keep Newington's education top notch and a reason to raise a family here."

She also serves on the Curriculum and Executive Committees.

Notes on Nancy:
  • Married to Brian, Mother to Emmy, Joey & Jack
  • University of Scranton, BS- Health Administration
  • Central CT State University, MS- Corporate Communication
  • Agency Manager, United Healthcare Medicare & Retirement
  • Member, Newington Board of Education since 2007
  • Member, Newington Republican Town Committee
  • CCD Teacher, St. Mary's Parish
  • Involved with Central CT Youth Hockey Association, The Soccer Club of Newington, Newington Little League

   Robert C. Tofeldt, Sr.

Email    Phone 

"As a Board of Education member I'am honored to serve our Newington community representing our voters, teachers and students. Our objectives as Board of Education members is to give our student's the best possible education and skills to succeed in life. My support of the Newington community is just a small part of what this community gave to my entire family over the past 50 years, Thank you Newington."

He also serves on the Education Facilities Project Building; School Improvements Project Building; School Code Compliance and Town's CIP Committees.
  • Lived in town for over 50 years
  • Married 50 years to Lucille with three married sons, Brian, Stephen and Robert Jr.
  • My sons and their wives with their five children all live in Newington
  • My sons, daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren have/are attending Newington schools
  • Graduated Conard High School, Hartford State Technical School (Electrical)
  • Former Business Owner, Construction Project Manager, Estimator
  • Appointed member to the Parks & Recreations Board
  • Newington High School Booster Club Friends of Football Board Member
  • Newington Little League, Past President, Major Manager, Assistant coach over 35 years
  • Member Newington Republican Town Committee

Paul J. Vessella

Email    Phone 860-402-3285 

"As an educator in Newington for over 35 years, teaching third grade through middle school, shows my breath of interest and dedication to the education of the children of Newington. After serving as Assistant to the Principle of John Wallace Middle School, I returned to the classroom and the students that I truly enjoyed. Through these experiences I have been exposed to the many aspects of school operations. As a member of the Board of Education I continue to bring the best of education to the residents of Newington."

He also serves on Curriculum, Hearing, Employee Insurance and Pension Benefits, Standing Insurance, and Town Hall Renovations committees and is liaison to Newington Education Foundation

Notes on Paul:
  • Newington resident for 29 years
  • BS & MS in Education
  • Newington teacher for 35 years, retired
  • Former Assistant to the Principal John Wallace Middle School
  • BOE Strategic Planning Committee
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • 2012 Charter Revision Commission
  • Member, Republican Town Committee, Vice Chair 2011,2013
  • Member, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
  • Justice of the Peace

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