Meet Your Candidates At The Great Debates

October 19, 2012

In an effort to help voters get to know the candidates for the upcoming elections, The Essex Library is hosting two debates that will be held at the Valley Regional High School Auditorium. The first debate, Wednesday, October 17th at 7 p.m., will feature the candidates for State Senator in the 33rd District; Art Linares (R), Jim Crawford (D), and Melissa Schlag (Green).  The second debate, slated for Tuesday, October 23rd at 7 p.m., will feature the candidates for the State House Representative for the 36th district, incumbent Phillip Miller (D) and Vin Pacileo (R).  Both of the debates will be moderated by Essex Library Director Richard Conroy.

Voters are urged to send their questions for the candidates to the Essex Library, either via email at, via US mail to the attention of Richard Conroy, Director, Essex Library, 33 West Avenue, Essex 06426, or in person at the Essex Library. Questions for the candidates will be vetted to insure that they are submitted by residents of the districts involved, and all questions must include the questioner’s name, address and contact phone number, for verification. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your candidates answer the questions that matter to you and your town.  The debates are free and open to anyone who would like to attend.