Easton Democrats Excited to Bring Attention to Local Elections

Four Events Featuring Candidates for Town Government Will Be Held in the Weeks Leading Up to the November 2019 Municipal Elections

Easton, CT DTC Candidates with Senator Chris Murphy
Pictured from left to right: State Rep. Anne Hughes, Gloria Bindelglass, Walter Kowalczyk, Stephanie Christie, Doug Bilinski, Lise Fleuette, Karen O’Brien, Katy Reed, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, David Bindelglass, Bob Lessler, Devon Wible, Tara Donnelly Gottlieb, and Chair of the CT Democratic Party and former Lt. Governor, Nancy Wyman

To increase awareness, voter participation, and turnout for the November 5th, 2019 elections, the Easton Democratic and Republican Town Committees have jointly announced that they will hold a series of moderated Q&A events and a meet and greet with the candidates on the following dates…

  1. Sunday, October 13th at Samuel Staples Elementary School Auditorium
    • Q&A – Hear from the candidates for First Selectman and Selectman at 1pm.
  2. Sunday, October 20th at the Easton Public Library Community Room
    • Q&A – Hear from the candidates for the Board of Finance at 2pm.
  3. Wednesday, October 23rd at the Easton Public Library Community Room 
    • Q&A – Hear from the candidates for the Region 9 Board of Education at 7pm.
  4. Friday, October 25th at the Easton Senior Center
    • Meet & Greet – Meet the candidates for various offices at 1pm, and ask the BOS, BOF, and Region 9 candidates your questions while you mingle.

Members of the public are invited to attend, ask questions, and voice concerns. Candidates will field questions on issues including budgets, education funding, Joel Barlow High School, and topics related to the different offices candidates are seeking.

Residents are encouraged to submit questions to the moderators on the day of the Q&A events, some of which will be selected by both committees depending on session timing. If you are unable to attend any of the events, you are welcome to submit your questions or feedback to Easton Democrats using this online form.

“We want voters to head to the ballot box fully informed about the issues and the candidates,” said Nanette DeWester, Chair of the Easton Democratic Town Committee. “Easton Democrats are excited that this is the first time a Democratic candidate has challenged a Republican candidate for First Selectman since 2009, and we are pleased to offer voters a nearly full slate of 17 candidates to give voters a real choice in who they choose to lead our town,” explained DeWester.

The Easton Democratic Town Committee has offered to coordinate transportation for community members who need assistance getting to the polls. All eligible voters can register to vote online before November 5th and fill out an absentee ballot as well. If you are unsure about your registration due to a recent move, check your town status as soon as possible as it may require an update before November.

To learn more about Easton’s Democratic candidates for the 2019 municipal elections, please visit their website and email Nanette DeWester if you have any questions at: eastondems@gmail.com.

Click here to learn more about Devon Wible, Candidate for Board of Finance >>
Click here to learn more about Bob Lessler, Candidate for Board of Selectman >>

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