Two candidates for state representative in the 136th District will square off in a forum at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Westport Library.

Incumbent Democrat Jonathan Steinberg and Republican challenger Brandi Briggs will meet in the forum, sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce in the library's McManus Room.

Steinberg and Briggs will field questions submitted from the Chamber's Board of Directors, Chamber members and the public, the chamber said in a news release.

"This is a great opportunity for the business community and others to hear what (Steinberg and Briggs) have to say about the economy, jobs, transportation and taxation," said Matthew Mandell, the Chamber's executive director.

The forum will not include candidates for three other legislative seats representing Westport: the 143rd House District and the 26th and 28th Senate Districts.

The public will have the opportunity to submit written questions before the forum, either by email or on site that day, the Chamber said.

Forum moderator will be Eric Gjede, associate counsel to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. He represents the business organization's views on labor, employment, commerce, housing and transportation issues. He also directs CBIA's Labor and Employment Law Council.

CBIA is the state's largest business organization with approximately 10,000 member companies. The association works to promote a healthy business climate, supporting economic growth and job creation in the state.