Newtown's Democrats are making their message this year one of "balance."
With two fresh faces in the Board of Education race and five in the Legislative Council race, Democrats are framing this year as a chance to restore party balance in Newtown.
Selectman James Gaston — running unopposed — and town clerk candidate Ann LoBosco Benore have both issued statements making their pitch to voters. In her statement, issued Sunday, Benore describes herself as "well-qualified" with "an excellent work ethic."
"My record demonstrates an ability to complete tasks in a timely manner and with particular attention to detail," said Benore. "I will bring my extensive experience back to the Town Clerk’s Office and make sure the information available to the public is up-to-date and accurate."
"No one person or political party has all the answers," said Gaston. "I would suggest that our town is best served when there exist a breadth of balance that includes knowledge and participation. A balance in representation of elected officials optimizes the best ability to thoroughly address issues and solve problem ... Aristotle had it right: balance is the best optimization of life and virtue."
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If you're a Newtown Democrat, next week is your chance to "gather around the bonfire on a fall afternoon" and get to know the slate of candidates this year. Newtown Democrats are preparing a "Meet the Candidates" event Sunday, Oct. 13 as campaigning moves into full swing for November.
The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Castle Hill Farm.