Tis the Season: League of Women Voters of Greenwich 2015 Candidate Debate Schedule

voteAs Greenwich local elections approach, the League of Women Voters of Greenwich announces a series of candidate debates. The League’s goal in sponsoring the events is to help voters make informed decisions at the polls in November.

The events are free and all are welcome.

The series begins Thursday, October 8, 7:00 to 8:15 pm, at Town Hall, Cone Room. Candidates for tax collector–Howard Richman (Democrat challenger) and Tod Laudonia (Republican incumbent)—will debate.

Candidates for the Board of Assessment Appeals have also been invited to make five-minute presentations preceding this debate. The Town Hall is located at 101 Field Point Road in Greenwich.

On Thursday, October 15, 7:30-9:00 pm at the Town Hall Meeting Room, candidates for Board of Selectmen and First Selectman will discuss the issues. Kicking off the evening will be Board of Selectmen Drew Marzullo (Democrat incumbent) and John Toner (Republican incumbent). From 7:45-9:00 pm, First Selectman candidates Frank Farricker (Democrat challenger), Peter Tesei (Republican incumbent) and James Reilly (petitioner, challenger) will debate.

The series winds up Tuesday, October 20th with a Board of Education Forum co-sponsored by the LWVG and the PTA Council. The forum will be held at Central Middle School, 9 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Presenting their positions will be Jennifer Dayton (Democrat incumbent), Gaetane Francis (Democrat challenger), Anthony Lopez (Democrat challenger), Barbara O’Neill (Republican incumbent), Peter von Braun (Republican incumbent) and Lauren Rabin (Republican challenger). For more information contact Jara Burnett at cdb299@aol.com.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League was founded in 1920 as an outgrowth of the seventy-two year struggle to win voting rights for women. The Greenwich chapter is the largest of the 27 local chapters in Connecticut.

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