Westport school board candidate forum slated Oct. 3
The forum is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Westport Woman's Club and the Y's Women. The town election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
School board candidates expected at the forum are: Democrats Michael Gordon and Mark Mathias and Republican Jeannie Smith, the league said. Each will be asked to answer questions collected from the audience, and then they may make a closing statement.
The forum will be broadcast on Cable Channel 79, and viewers may submit questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. on three consecutive evenings -- Friday, Oct. 7; Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9.
The forum is one of several initiatives under an awareness campaign launched by the league called "My Town, My Vote." The purpose of the campaign is to encourage greater participation in the local election, the league said.
Positions are being contested for local boards, commissions and the Representative Town Meeting.