More than 30 Wilton neighbors took a break from Sunday afternoon sports and lawn work to meet some of the people we will be sending to Hartford and Washington, D.C. in November to save our state.
Steve Obsitnik, candidate for Governor arrived in the legendary RV1 and Harry Arora, who is challenging Jim Himes for the 4th CD seat in the U.S. Congress, charmed the guests at Wilton’s Old Town Hall.
Attendees had an opportunity to speak one-on-one with candidates for a variety of state offices including:
- Mark Boughton CT Gubernatorial Candidate, Endorsed
- Toni Boucher State Senator District #26
- Larry Cafero Candidate for Judge of Probate
- Matthew Corey for U.S. Senate, Endorsed
- Sue Hatfield for CT Attorney General, Endorsed
- Gail Lavielle State Representative District #143
- Art Linares Candidate for CT Treasurer
- Marc D’Amelio, Candidate for State Senator District #25
- Tom O’Dea State Representative District #125
- Dominic Rapini, Candidate for U.S. Senate
- John Shaban Candidate for CT Attorney General
- Jayme Stevenson Candidate for CT Lieutenant Governor
The informal gathering, which was open to all although no Democrats showed up, allowed neighbors to talk about the severe challenges facing our state and the solutions our candidates have to offer, in a friendly and cooperative atmosphere.
Jennie Wong Wilton RTC Member and the lead event coordinator said, “We listened to suggestions from Republicans in town who wished to get to know their candidates in a more personal setting and we put together this luncheon mainly for that purpose. We were pleased with the turnout and were grateful for the support from our guests as well as the fourteen Republican candidates.”
The setting was a reminder that Wiltonians have come together over the past 200 years to overcome war, economic depression, and many other trials as a community of equals. That spirit lives on today.
When our community is in trouble, we help bring Wilton together again.