Wilton League of Women Voters

CT State Legislative Candidate Forum

Senate District 26, House Districts 125 and 143

Tuesday October 16, 2018

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Middlebrook School Auditorium, 131 School Rd., Wilton, CT

The Wilton League of Women Voters, along with co-sponsors Wilton Library, Norwalk League of Women Voters, GOOD Morning Wilton, and student partners from WHS Model Congress, invite the public to their CT State Legislative Candidate Forum. Candidates for Senate District 26- Toni Boucher(R) and Will Haskell(D), House District 125- Tom O’Dea(R) and Ross Tartell(D), and House District 143- Gail Lavielle(R) and Stephanie Thomas(D) are slated to attend. They will engage in a modified town hall style format. The event is free and open to the public.

Jean Rabinow, a member of the Steering Committee of the League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area, and Director/Outreach for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, will moderate the evening's event. Questions about the forum please contact Karen R. Silverberg at 914-649-9844 or wiltonlwvcandidateforum@gmail.com.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors to Middlebrook Auditorium open at 6:30pm. With the change to a larger venue we are no longer taking preregistrations. However, if you did preregister you may take a seat in the reserved zone until 6:45 pm, after which time that area will be open to all. Waitlists requests are no longer valid. The forum will begin promptly at 7pm and entry to the auditorium will be limited after that time.

The forum will allow for written questions from the audience. In addition, the WLWV is soliciting questions ahead of the forum via email at wiltonlwvcandidateforum@gmail.com from now until midnight October 13th. Here are some important guidelines for submitting questions via email:

  •  Anonymous emails will not be accepted. The sender must include his or her name. Only one question can be submitted per email.

  • All questions should be applicable to all candidates and pertinent to state issues. Questions targeted at one specific candidate–for example, 'Candidate Jane Doe, why did you vote for/against xyz?”–will not be accepted.

  • All questions will be screened for legibility, duplication, and may be combined or condensed.

    GOOD Morning Wilton has arranged to livestream the forum online. It can be viewed live in real time via the link at www.livecloudtv.com/2018WiltonCTElectionForum. In addition, the event will be recorded for re-broadcast on GOODMorningWilton.com and government access as available.

    The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate.