Candidates Forum to be Held Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the Meet and Greet with the Candidates.
Citizens for Milford invites all Milford residents to attend its seventh annual Candidates Forum, which will feature candidates in Milford’s upcoming town election. The Candidates Forum will be held Thursday, March 19 in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Milford. Candidates will be available to meet voters starting at 6:30 p.m. The forum will start at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Each of the candidates in the four contested races will present a two-minute opening statement and then answer questions. Citizens for Milford will pose the first question then the moderators will invite members of the audience to ask questions of the candidates.
The contested races and candidates include the following:
- Two Seats on the Board of Library Trustees
Candidates: Edward Bertorelli (incumbent), David Probert, Ann Ragosta, Alfred Spittler, and Scott Vecchiolla
- One Seat on the Board of Selectmen
Candidates: Joshua Lioce and Thomas O’Loughlin.
- Highway Surveyor
Candidates: Scott Crisafulli (incumbent) and Jamie Luchini.
- Two Seats on the School Committee
Candidates: Michael Aghajanian, Jennifer Parson (incumbent), Brendan Rickert, and Frederick Steinmann.
Recognizing the service of all our town candidates, Citizens for Milford has also invited all unopposed candidates to attend and to meet voters during the “meet and greet” time, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Citizens for Milford Chairman Steve Trettel will welcome the candidates and attendees. Vice Chairman Beverly Swymer and member Jose Costa will moderate the event.
“The forum provides an ideal opportunity for residents to meet the candidates, hear their ideas for our community, and discover where they each stand on critical issues. We encourage all Milford voters to join us and to come prepared with questions to ask the candidates,” stated Steve Trettel.
Milford voters who are unable to attend the forum are encouraged to email questions in advance to CitizensforMilford@gmail.com. The group will make every effort to ensure those questions are posed to the candidates the night of the forum.
Milford TV will video record the forum and broadcast it in the days leading up to the election on April 7. Citizens for Milford will also provide a link to the video on its website as soon as it is available.
The Town Crier newspaper is once again Citizens for Milford’s media partner for the Candidates Forum. “As Milford’s local newspaper, delivered to all homes and businesses in town, The Town Crier strongly believes in encouraging citizen participation in Milford’s town government,” said Publisher Alfred Holman.
The Parish Hall of Saint Mary of the Assumption Church is located at 17 Winter Street in Milford. Parking is available in the adjacent lot and on neighborhood streets. Main entry into the Parish Hall is located on the side of the building that faces Sumner Street. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.