Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WRA Meet the Candidates Forum

The Westfield Residents Association invites all Middletown residents to its Annual Meeting and Meet the Candidates Forum this Monday, October 27, 2014. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Third Congregational Church on Miner Street in Middletown. There is no charge to attend.

The WRA will hold its Annual Meeting starting at 6:30pm. In addition to electing the 2014-15 Executive Committee, the organization will host special guest speakers Dr. David Larson and Robert Blanchard, members of the Charter Revision Commission. The following questions will be on the Nov. 4th ballot, and Larson and Blanchard will speak about the Commission's work and then answer audience questions:

1. Shall the Charter be amended to provide for a term of four years for the following elected officials of the City of Middletown: the Mayor, Common Council, Treasurer, Board of Assessment Appeals and Registrars of Voters?
2. Shall the Charter be amended to raise the bond limit for which the Common Council can approve spending without going to referendum to $1,000,000?3. Shall all other amendments to the Charter as approved by the Common Council from the Final Report of the Charter Revision Commission at its September 2, 2014 meeting be approved?

At approximately 7pm, the Meet the Candidates Forum will begin. The following candidates have been invited (candidates with * after their names have already confirmed their attendance):

US House of Representatives: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro* v. James Brown*

CT House District 100: Rep. Matt Lesser v. Angel Fernandez

CT House District 33:  Rep. Joe Serra* v. Linda Szynkowicz*

CT Senate District 13: Sen. Dante Bartolomeo* v. Len Suzio*

CT Senate District 9: Sen. Paul Doyle* unopposed

This is not a debate, but rather an opportunity for the candidates to speak briefly and then answer audience questions. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Here are the relevant details again:

WRA Annual Meeting and Meet the Candidates Forum
Monday, October 27th at 6:30pm
Fellowship Hall at Third Congregational Church
94 Miner Street, Middletown

6:30pm - Annual meeting, Guest Speakers from the Charter Revision Commission, and refreshments
7pm - "Meet the Candidates" Forum 

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