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(except December)
7pm  Madden room in town hall

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Meet Billy Carroll
Republican Candidate for Town Council
posted 8/22/2015 by Kathy Daugherty

William A. Carroll, Jr. (Billy) is a lifelong resident of South Windsor. He attended South Windsor Public Schools and graduated in 1980. Billy attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Billy is also a Distinguished Military Graduate of the UMASS Army ROTC program and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army in the Signal Corps. He served in the US Army for 9 years and transitioned to the US Army Reserve in 1993 as a Captain. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Armor Division in Germany and the 101st Airborne Division. He was in Germany for the fall of the Berlin Wall and received the Bronze Star during combat in the First Gulf War. He then pursued a career in the Army Reserve and continued to lead soldiers in positions of increasing responsibility. He was activated in 2003 and served 18 months training soldiers for deployment during Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. He then commanded Information Operations Battalion at Fort Devens, MA in the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Colonel Retired Carroll served the last seven years in the Army Reserve assigned to US European Command, in Stuttgart Germany. He served our country for over 30 years.

Billy met his wife Juanita after returning to South Windsor from the Army and was married in 1996. He and Juanita have two children, Molly and Bridget. He has had a successful career in technology sales and is now a Client Manager for Dimension Data, a worldwide leader in technology products and services. Billy has volunteered as a coach for youth basketball, softball, and soccer in both recreational and travel leagues. He is an avid cyclist.

As his military career was starting to wind down, he joined the South Windsor Republican Town Committee in 2008 and is currently serving as the co-vice chairman. He has been instrumental in organizing the South Windsor Strawberry Fest for many years. Billy has volunteered for the Planning and Zoning Commission since 2009 and helped to develop the current South Windsor Plan of Conservation and Development. He has also been a member of the South Windsor Patriotic Commission since 2009, where he has organized the successful Veterans in the Schools program for the last several years.

Billy is looking forward to continuing his service to South Windsor as a member of the town council. His roots in South Windsor and his leadership in the Army have helped shape his ideas and values. Billy believes in working hard to be a valued member of society. He would like to see South Windsor continue to grow and to be recognized as a great place to raise a family.

Meet Beth Esstman
Republican Candidate for Board of Education
posted 7/23/2015 by Kathy Daugherty

Beth Esstman

Education in South Windsor is a priority for me. I am fortunate to have four children. When my youngest starts kindergarten this fall, all four of my children will be in the South Windsor Public School System.

My husband and I moved our family to South Windsor in 2008, just before our oldest started kindergarten. At the time we were living in a town that did not have a strong school system. We wanted to find a town that valued education where we could raise our children. We came to South Windsor for the school system and education here.

Professionally I am a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. I obtained my graduate education and my nursing degrees from Yale University. I have been elected to and have served on local and national nursing boards.

The importance of education and the public school system has been engrained in me throughout my life. As the daughter, sister, and daughter-in-law of former or current public school teachers, passionate discussions about education have always been commonplace.

Obviously, I have a vested interested in our public schools because four of the most important people in my life are in them. Although the South Windsor Public School System has many strengths, I think there are opportunities for improvement. I hope to be a part of the change that further improves our school system for my own children and for all the public school children in our town.

Municipal Campaign '15
posted 7/23/2015 by Kathy Daugherty

Our Republican team has a proven track record of dedication and leadership in South Windsor. Tonight we proudly announce our slate of candidates for the November 2015 municipal election:

Town Council

William "Billy" Carroll
Tom Delnicki
Lisa Maneeley
Carolyn Streeter Mirek
Matt Riley
Janice Snyder

Town Treasurer

Cookie Pandiscia

Board of Selectmen

Paul Burnham
Matthew Mitchell

Board of Education

Beth Esstman
David Joy
Jamie Gamble
Phil Koboski
Rick Stahr


Joe Etter
Jay Murtha
Dan Seypura

We're very excited about our winning team!
We'll post information soon about meet and greet opportunities so that you can get to know the candidates!

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Welcome all Republicans!
posted 7/1/2015 by Kathy Daugherty:

If you are not a registered Republican and would like to be, contact Sue Burnham in the Registrar's Office at the South Windsor Town Hall (860) 644-2511 x. 276.

Become a Candidate
posted 7/1/2015 by Kathy Daugherty:

2015 is a Municipal Election, we are looking for candidates to fill all vacancies on boards and commissions.  If you are interested in serving on a board or possibly in elected office, please contact Kathy Daugherty.


The Passing of a Great Friend...
posted 12/7/2014 by Kathy Daugherty:

It is with great sadness we inform you that Cary Prague passed away today, Sunday, December 7. Cary was many things to many people, a wonderful husband, father, brother, son, and friend.

Cary was diagnosed with brain cancer 3 years ago. Without complaint, Cary endured many surgeries, countless chemotherapy and radiation treatments. He fought this dreaded disease with dignity. Through it all, Cary kept his commitment to South Windsor strong. He continued to serve with distinction as a member of the town council.

Among his many roles in South Windsor, there are a few that stand out – founder of the South Windsor Spelling Bee, Member of the Board of Education, Town Council, Chamber of Commerce, South Windsor Community Foundation and South Windsor Rotary Club to name a few. Cary has earned many awards for his service, such as Business Person of the Year, the coveted Gene Policelli Award, and the highest rotary award - Paul Harrison Award.

Many of his friends would say that Cary could get more done in an hour than most would get done in an entire day – he was always willing to help, giving of himself tirelessly. He touched the lives of many.

Please join me in extending our deepest sympathy to his wife Karen, son David and wife Tess, and sons Jeff and Alex.

Cary – it was an honor and privilege to know you – God Speed



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Third Thursday of Every Month (except December)
at 7pm 
in the Madden room in town hall



email Kathy Daugherty or call her at (860) 306-4117!