Candidates for First Selectman to Debate on Thursday

The League has planned debates for all contested races in this fall’s municipal elections and encourages the public to learn more about the views of candidates who,  if elected, will affect the operation of town government.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 7:00-9:00pm First Selectman and Selectman Debates hosted by the League of Women Voters Greenwich. The debate will be in the Greenwich High School performing arts center at 10 Hillside Rd. There will be two consecutive debates for candidates for First Selectman and Selectman. Scheduled to last 75 minutes, the first debate will feature candidates for First Selectman. The Selectman candidates debate will last 45 minutes.

Debates will use the Cumulative Time Format. The public will be invite to submit written questions to the Moderator, Kay Maxwell from Stamford. bi-partisan Screening Committee of League members will screen the questions for relevance and to avoid duplication.

The public may submit written questions. A bi-partisan Screening committee of League members will screen questions for duplication and relevance.

Tax Collector Debate
On Wednesday, Oct 30, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Town Hall meeting room
will also be sponsored by the League of Women Voters Greenwich. Incumbent Democrat Howard Richman vs Republican Heather Smeriglio. The moderator will be Marianne Pollak from Stamford, former Stamford League President.

CANCELLED Town Clerk Debate
A scheduled debate for the Town Clerk position on Wednesday, October 30 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm between Molly Saleeby (D) and Carmella Budkins (R) was cancelled due to the last-minute response and inability of Carmella Budkins (R) to participate.

Board of Education Forum Tuesday, October 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Central Middle School, 9 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich. The LWVG and the Greenwich PTA Council will co-sponsor the forum, moderated by Jara Burnett of the Greenwich League. A non-partisan PTA Council panel will choose questions from written submissions by the PTAs and Council Committees.

The Round Hill Association will also hold a debate between the candidates for First Selectman and Selectman on Tuesday, Oct 22 at the Round Hill Community House at 397 Round Hill Rd. Refreshments are at 6:30. The debate is 7-8:30 pm. Candidates include Fred Camillo, Jill Oberlander, Lauren Rabin, Sandy Litvack. Jara Burnett from LWV will moderate.