Daniel Cipoletti announced his candidacy this week for the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education.
Cipoletti has been a resident of West Caldwell for 20 years and believes it is time for a new voice to be heard to prepare children for the challenges of life in a fiscally responsible way that will benefit all residents of the community.
“I have lived in this community for some time, and I believe it is time to take an active role in the development of our schools,” said Cipoletti. “Education is extremely important in that development—not only today, but as our children progress through their lives. We need to ensure the experience is well rounded and beneficial to all our children.”
There are two two seats on the board up for grabs this November. Board members Rosanne Hansen and John King will seek reelection, and will be challenged by Cipoletti, Marie Lanfrank and Charles Alberta.
The five will be on the ballot on the Nov. 5 general election. Both seats carry three-year terms.
Cipoletti has lived and worked in New Jersey for all of his 46 years, and he has gone through the New Jersey school system.
Cipoletti has been married to his wife Anita for 20 years, and two children, Nicole and Kate, who are currently enrolled in the school district. In addition, Cipoletti and his family attend St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Caldwell.
He is active in Caldwell-West Caldwell Recreation Department through his volunteer coaching positions for both of his daughters in soccer and T-ball.
Cipoletti attained an MBA in Marketing from Seton Hall University in 1989, after attaining his BA in Finance from the South Orange school in 1985. He has also gained executive education in Marketing from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and in Management from Columbia’s School of Business.
Cipoletti is currently employed at Asurion, where he concentrates on strategy and product development. Previous to Asurion, he held management positions at Virgin Mobile, Net2Phone and AT&T.
Outside of work, Dan remains active in the community. He is active in Caldwell-West Caldwell Recreation Department through his volunteer coaching positions for both of his daughters in soccer and T-ball. He is also a trustee for the West Caldwell Library, on the board of directors at Eva’s Village in Paterson and a corporate coordinator at Teach4America.
Cipoletti will announce his plans for the campaign and school board platform in the coming weeks.