The Town of Enfield is represented by two Republicans in its State Legislative Districts (Senate: 7th; and 59th). The position of Judge of Probate is held by Carolyn McCaffrey. Additionally, the legislative body for the Town (the Town Council) holds an eight Republican majority out of 11, while the Board of Education holds a five Republican majority our of nine. To learn more about your Republican elected officials, please click on the State Government, Town Council and Board of Education links below.
On Tuesday, November 2020, the voters of Enfield, re-elected Sen. John Kissel for his 14th term representing the 7th Senatorial District. Rep. Carol Hall won the 59th House District for her third term.
Senator John Kissel (Contact John Kissel)
Sen. John A. Kissel, serving his 14th term as State Senator for the 7th District, lives in Enfield with his sons, Nathaniel and Tristan. Born in Worcester, Mass. in 1959, Sen. Kissel was raised in Windsor, Connecticut. He received his BS from the University Of Connecticut School Of Education in 1981, his JD from Western New England College School of Law in 1984, and a BA in in History from UCONN in 2002. He is a Past Adjunct Professor at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass. and currently works as a corporate attorney for Eversource. In the State Senate, John is the Chief Deputy Senate Republican Majority Leader, is the Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Children and serves as a Member on the Appropriations Committee and the Legislative Management Committee.
State Representative Carol Hall (Contact Carol Hall)
State Representative Carol Hall proudly represents the 59th General Assembly District covering East Windsor and Enfield.
Elected to her second term in November of 2020, Ranking Member of the legislature’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee and will serve as a member of the Public Safety Committee and the Appropriations Committee.
Carol was raised in a military family, moved to Enfield while in High School and is married with three children and five grandchildren. Before her time as State Representative, Carol had been a Town Councilor at Large for 13 years, served on the Enfield Ethics Commission, Enfield Building Committee for the Elementary Schools and Junior High, the Enfield Republican Town Committee, the General Government Sub-committee for the council and the Insurance Sub-committee for the council.
Hon. Carolyn McCaffrey – Judge of Probate (860-253-6305)
Judge Carolyn McCaffrey was elected on November 6, 2018 to fill the vacancy for Judge Tim Keeney who retired.
Carolyn was also elected to a full four-year term as the Judge of Probate for a first term. Carolyn has the perfect combination of legal expertise and compassion to do the job.
Carolyn has been an attorney for over 19 years, licensed in both Connecticut and Massachusetts and has spent a significant amount of time helping individuals during difficult times in their lives. Carolyn has significant experience in probate matters, estate planning, real estate transactions and civil litigation. She has appeared in various courts throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. As a Probate Judge, Carolyn will continue to help individuals in their time of need, whether for a probate matter, guardianship, or conservatorship.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the voters of Enfield elected eight Republicans for Town Council giving us an 8-3 majority. Joey Bosco was re-elected as District 1 Councilor and Donna Szewczak was re-elected to represent District 3. Kelly Hemmeler defeated incumbent Bob Cressotti in District 2 and Charlotte Riley was elected to represent District 4. Winning At-Large seats were Mike Ludwick, Joe Muller, Carl Sferrazza and Lori Unghire. The Town Council then re-appointed Mike Ludwick and Donna Szewczak as Mayor and Deputy Mayor (respectively).
Mayor Mike Ludwick (860-869-5933; email@example.com)
Mayor Mike Ludwick, of 16 Silver Lane, is an At-Large Councilor. Mike earned his BA from Western New England University and his MBA from the University of Hartford after graduating from Fermi High School in 1987. Mike is a married father of two children. Aside from his role as Director of Underwriting at Aetna, Mike has also served on Planning and Zoning, the Board of Education, the Republican Town Committee and is the Girl’s Basketball Coach at St. Bernard’s.
Deputy Mayor Donna Szewczak (860-763-1872; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donna Szewczak, of 35 South Road, represents Enfield’s District 3 on the Town Council and is also Deputy Mayor. Donna graduated from Enfield High School in 1970 and then earned her BA from UCONN. She is married with two children and is the Business Manager for Szewczak Associates. Donna is currently on the Republican Town Committee, the Joint Facilities Committee, and has served on the Board of Education, the High School Building Committee and the Elementary School Expansion Committee.
Joey Bosco (860-982-8827; email@example.com)
Joey Bosco, of 74 Town Farm Road, represents Enfield’s District 1 on Town Council. A graduate of Enfield High School, Class of 1980, he is a proud husband, father of three children and a grandfather to two. Joey is a small business owner as co-owner of Bosco’s Automotive on Simon Rd in Enfield. He also serves on the Public Safety Committee, is a Director of the Four Town Fair, is a member of the Enfield Republican Town Committee and is Chairman of the Dept. of Public Works Committee.
Kelly Hemmeler (860-543-3257; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kelly Hemmeler was elected as District 2 councilor. Kelly is the owner of KH Bookkeeping Service LLC which is located in Enfield. Kelly has her Accounting degree from Manchester Community College and is married with two children and two grandchildren. Kelly is very involved in her community as a former Commissioner on the Inlands and Wetlands Committee, former Chairman of the Tax Appeals Board, a volunteer with the Opera House Players, Treasurer / Trustee of Cornerstone Church of CT and as a board member of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Charlotte Riley (860-593-9841; email@example.com)
Charlotte Riley was elected as District 4 councilor and she works at Aetna as a Long Term Care Claim Analyst. Charlotte is very active in the community and is currently a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 818, Box-Top Coordinator for Henry Barnard PTO and President of the First Readers Association. She is the former Board of Education as Vice-Chairman, former Board of Education Finance Committee chairman and a member of the Joint Facilities Committee. Charlotte is married with two children, is a graduate of East Catholic High School, Class of 1996 and earned her BS from Central Connecticut State University.
Joe Muller (860-462-4109; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joe Muller, of 28 Broad Brook Road, is an At-Large Councilor. Joe graduated from Fermi High School in 1990, earned his AS from Asnuntuck, his BS from Charter Oak State College and his MS from RIT. Joe, a father of two children, is the Building Superintendent at Asnuntuck. Joe has served his community on the July 4th Celebration Committee, the High School Building Committee, the Inlands and Wetlands Commission and is currently a member of the JFK Building Committee and Joint Facilities Committee.
Carl Sferrazza (860-837-3115; email@example.com)
Carl Sferrazza of 22 Taft Lane, is an At-Large Councilor. Carl is the former Chief of Police of Enfield and retired on March 1, 2018. Carl has a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Law Enforcement from Western New England College. Carl is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Asnuntuck Community College, President of the Mt. Carmel Italian Society of Enfield, Trustee at Johnson Memorial Hospital and Past Chairman of the St. Martha’s School Board of Directors. Carl is married to his wife, Donnalee, and together they have two children.
Lori Unghire (860-763-2942; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lori Unghire, of 271 Abbe Road, is an At-Large Councilor. Lori graduated from Enfield High School in 1976 earned her Associates from Asnuntuck and attended the University of Massachusetts. Lori is an author, teacher, is married with two children and served on the Enfield Board of Education. She has also served on the Mayor’s Advisory Council, the CREC Council and CREC’s Board of Directors. She has Chaired the Enfield High School Opening Ceremony Committee, has been a District Captain for the Republican Town Committee, is a Justice of the Peace and volunteers on the July 4th Celebration Committee.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the voters of Enfield elected a five Republicans for a majority on Enfield’s Board of Education. Walter Kruzel was re-elected to a fourth term. Wendy Costa, Jonathan LeBlanc and Bill Salazar were elected to their first terms. Walter Kruzel was re-appointed as Chairman and Wendy Costa was appointed to serve as Vice-Chairman.
Chris Rutledge left the board of education this past summer and was replaced by John Unghire III.
Wendy Costa left the board of education this past fall and was replaced by Janet Cushman a political newcomer.
Chairman Walter Kruzel (860-841-0255; email@example.com)
Board of Education Chairman Walter Kruzel, of 21 Charnley Road, is serving his 4th term. Walter graduated from E. Windsor High School in 1984 and received his BS from Keene State College. He is married with three children and is Owner of Peerless Tool & Machine Co. in Enfield. In addition to serving on the Board of Education, Walter is also on the St. Adalbert’s Parish Council, served as liaison to the High School Building Committee and serves on the Joint Facilities Committee.
Vice-Chairman John Unghire III (860-729-8795; firstname.lastname@example.org)
John resides with his wife Lori (Town Counselor) at 271 Abbe Rd and was appointed to the Board of Education in September 2020. John Graduated from Enrico Fermi High in 1974 and attended Asnuntuck Community College before transferring to the Univ. of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH where he earned his BA in Political Science. John spent his business career with the Kaman Aerospace Group and Kamatics Corporation as Sr. Director, Business Development. John also served on Enfield’s Inland Wetlands Board, the Board of Assessment Appeals and is a member of the Enfield Republican Town Committee. John and Lori have two sons, John and Joshua.
Janet Cushman (860-745-2003; email@example.com)
Janet Cushman was appointed to the Board of Education in February. She serves on both the Finance Committee and Curriculum Committee and is the liaison to Parkman Elementary School. Having attended both the University of Connecticut and Flagler College, Janet earned a degree in Elementary Education and Deaf Education. She and her husband have been residents of Enfield for over twenty-five years and have five children.
Jonathan LeBlanc (860-878-0251; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jonathan LeBlanc is serving in his first term on the Board of Education and serves on its Curriculum Committee. Jonathan is a graduate of East Catholic High, Class of 2015. He is finishing his BS degree at Norwich University and has also attended American University Justice & Law Program. In addition to being an assistant coach with the Enfield Ramblers, Jonathan spent many hours at the 4th of July Celebration as a volunteer.
Jean Agree (2021 Candidate)
Jean resides at 61 Brookside Village and has lived in Enfield for four years. She was appointed to the Board of Education in July 2021. Jean graduated from Boston University and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. She taught in the Springfield Public Schools for 40 years. She also served as a mentor in the SPS for eight years. She has two sons, Andre and Kellin that reside in the southwest.
Bill Salazar (619-855-0945; email@example.com)
Bill Salazar is serving in his first term on the Board of Education. As a member of the Board, Bill also serves on the Policy Committee and is Chairman of the Curriculum Committee. Bill is Vice President of IT at Americas Eppendorf located in Enfield. Bill has his MBA from Pepperdine University and his BA from the University of California Riverside. Bill is married with two children. Bill has served as a member of the planning and zoning commission. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 9897 and is a mentor at the Enfield Schools.
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