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Candidates’ Forums Set for Oct. 6, 13 via Zoom

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC) and Westport Library today announced two candidate forums via Zoom, the first set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, the second, Tuesday, Oct. 13. Both will be held at noon.

The first debate will feature candidates for the office of state representative. They include Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, a Democrat, and Chip Stephens, a Republican, running for the 136th District, and Stephanie Thomas, a Democrat, and Patricia Zucaro, a Republican, who are running for Republican Gail Lavielle’s 143rd District seat.

The second debate will feature incumbent state Sen. Tony Hwang, a Republican, and Michelle McCabe, a Democrat, competing the 28th District, as well as incumbent state Sen. Will Haskell, a Democrat, and Kim Healy, a Republican, competing for the 26th District.

“Once again we are pleased to offer this service to the community during these unprecedented times,” said Matthew Mandell, WWCC executive director. “Who leads us out of this pandemic and the clear economic impacts due to it is of the utmost of importance.”

“The Westport Library is pleased to host these important conversations with candidates for the state legislature,” said Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer. “Civic and community engagement is fundamental purpose of a public library.”

Initial questions will be gathered by the WWCC’s Board of Directors, and additional questions will be solicited from the public through the Zoom chat feature, Mandell said.

Those interested in seeing the debates can register by visiting www.westportwestonchamber.com and following the links.

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