Are you an undecided voter and need more information before you vote in November? Do you want to hear the candidates' responses to specific issues? Whatever your reason, come to the State Legislators Candidates Forum sponsored by the Ridgefield League of Women Voters on Friday, September 28th at 10:30 a.m. at Founders Hall. Toni Boucher and Carolanne Curry, candidates for the Connecticut State Senate District 26; and John Frey and Jeff Bonistalli candidates for the 111th Legislative District will participate in a debate and express their views on the critical issues facing Ridgefield and Connecticut. Jan Giegler, the unopposed candidate from the 138th district who now represents 700 voters in Northern Ridgefield will also be on hand to introduce herself and answers questions at the Meet and Greet portion of the Forum which begins at 12:00 noon.
It’s been said that debates offer the most extensive and serious view of candidates available to the electorate. The voting public looks to debates for more than candidates' views on issues. They use debates to judge the candidates' characters, communication skills, ability to think on their feet and knowledge of key issues. Post-debate surveys show that debates do influence voters' choices, especially undecided voters. So please come out to the Candidates Forum on September 28th and leave as a well informed elector ready to cast your vote for your State Representative and State Senator in November.
The September 28th Forum is free and open to the public. All are welcome. The League will provide note cards for members of the public to submit questions for the candidates prior to the debate.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages active participation in government and voting.