League of Women Voters Greenwich Announces Fall Candidate Debates

Election Day is November 7.

This year, the LWV Greenwich is pleased to announce that it will conduct three debates for this fall’s municipal election.

Candidates from both parties for the Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, and Board of Estimate and Taxation have agreed to participate.

All debates will take place in the Town Hall Meeting Room as per below. Attendance in the Town Hall Meeting Room will be limited. Remote viewing will be provided.

The debate moderator was Kay Maxwell, a past president of the National and the Connecticut League of Women Voters.

First Selectman and Selectman, Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 6-7:45 pm
Candidates:
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Selectman Candidates: Lauren Rabin (R) & Janet Stone McGuigan (D), both incumbents
6:45 pm to 7:45 pm – First Selectman Candidates: Fred Camillo (R), Incumbent, & Laura Erickson (D)

Moderator: Kay Maxwell, a past president of the National and the Connecticut League of Women Voters. She will be assisted by Greenwich High School student and LWV Greenwich Board member Hanna Klingbeil.

Audience Questions: Submitted with registration by October 6th.

Register for Selectmen debate here.

Board of Education, Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7-8:30 pm
Candidates:
Republican – Karen Kowalski, Incumbent, Wendy Vizzo Walsh
Democrat – Karen Hirsh, Incumbent, Sophia Koven

Moderator: Laura Smits, a past president of the Connecticut League of Women Voters. She will be assisted by Greenwich High School student and LWV Greenwich Board member Hanna Klingbeil.

Audience Questions: Submitted with registration by October 7th.

Register here for BOE debate.

Board of Estimate and Taxation, Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 6-7:30 pm
Candidates:
Democratic Party Candidate Slate:
Incumbents: Leslie Moriarty, Stephen Selbst, David Weisbrod,
Candidates: Elliot Alchek, Matt DesChamps, Scott Kalb (not participating in the debate)
Republican Party Candidate Slate:
Incumbents: Nisha Arora, Karen Fassuliotis, Harry Fisher, Leslie Tarkington
Candidates: David Alfano, Lucia Jansen

Moderator: Kay Maxwell, a past president of the National and the Connecticut League of Women Voters. She will be assisted by Greenwich High School student and LWV Greenwich Board member Hanna Klingbeil.

Audience Questions: Submitted with registration by October 13th.

Register to attend the BET debate here.

Those interested in attending any or all of the debates may register on the League Website.

A bipartisan Screening Committee of at least two League Board members will review questions submitted by attendees to prioritize them and to ensure that all candidates can answer.

UPDATE: The LWV will also host a debate for Town Clerk. The candidates for Town Clerk are Republican Jackie Budkins (incumbent) and her Democratic challenge, Lucy Von Brachel. That debate is Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

To register for the Town Clerk debate click HERE.

LWV Greenwich is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization. It does not support or oppose any individual candidate for public office. LWV Greenwich debates are designed to help voters understand candidates’ positions on the issues and are conducted in a bipartisan manner, giving all eligible candidates a fair opportunity to share their views.