Name: Enid Lipeles
Political Party: Republican
Running for: Town Council
Education: B.A. from Hunter College, majored in chemistry with a minor in physics and mathematics; M.S. in secondary education from the University of Bridgeport; earned 30 graduate credits in the supervisor program at Sacred Heart University
Political experience: Incumbent vice chair of the Town Council and the former chair, Town Council Finance, Health, Education & Public Safety Committee member, former chair of the Monroe Zoning Board of Appeals
Community: Former president of the Monroe League of Women Voters, recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Citizen of Monroe, 2014 Republican of the Year
Work experience: University of Bridgeport Student Teacher Supervisor 2000-2019, Sacred Heart University Student Teacher Supervisor 2000-2019, Chemistry Teacher for 43 years at Masuk, former Science Department Chair at Masuk, was 1990 Monroe Teacher of the Year and 1980 Outstanding Chemistry Teacher in North America.
Family: Enid Lipeles and her husband Ralph raised their three children, Brett, Charles and Jenny
What is an issue affecting the town that you care about most and want to make a priority? How will it guide your decision making?
I have been a resident of Monroe for 56 years. I was hired in 1965 as a chemistry teacher at Masuk High School and taught there for 43 years. After getting acclimated in this wonderful town, I became active in many town activities, including serving as Chair of the Town Council for approximately 20 years and now serving as Vice Chair. I am comfortable with Monroe’s town management in moving us forward as a community.