Friday, October 17, 2014

Middletown Events to Meet Your Candidates Election 2014!

Find out what you need to know about who is running to represent Middletown before Election Day November 4th! Ask the tough questions for yourself & Find out what's on the ballot for Middletown's Charter Revision
October 17: Legislative incumbents and challengers will discuss housing and homelessness at a breakfast Friday The Cross Street AME Zion Church at 440 West St. will host a candidates’ meeting from 8:15 until 10 a.m. The Middlesex County Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Middlesex Interagency Council are also contributing to the meeting, according to a press release from the Coalition.
October 22- Green Street Arts Center Meet the Candidate Night - evening at Green St Arts Center

October 27 - Westfield Residents Association Candidate Forum : See below
The annual meeting will begin at 6:30pm, with members of the Charter Revision Commission coming to speak about and answer questions pertaining to the following questions on the Nov. 4 ballot:
  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?
Following the annual meeting and refreshments, the “Meet the Candidates” Forum will begin at approximately 7pm (or shortly thereafter). The following candidates have been invited to the Forum:

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 your questions. All members of the public are welcome to attend, but priority will be given to WRA members during Q&A time. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to join you!

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