January 20, 2020

Deadline to Receive Questions for Possible Inclusion in Region 18’s Board of Education ‘Meet the Candidates’ Event is Tonight

Attorney John A. Collins III will be the Event Moderator at the ‘Meet The Candidates for Board of Education Night’ slated for Oct. 29.

LYME-OLD LYME — Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) and the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce are hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates for Board of Education’ event on Tuesday, Oct. 29, starting at 7 p.m. at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.  The six candidates running for the Region 18 Board of Education will answer questions posed by Event Moderator, Attorney John A. Collins III of Suisman Shapiro.

Readers are invited to submit questions for possible inclusion in the event by one of these options:

  • emailing them to Editor@LymeLine.com with the subject line, “Questions for the BOE Debate
  • mailing them (snail-mail) to: Questions for the BOE Debate, PO Box 589, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

All questions will be treated anonymously in terms of the name of the sender and also maintained confidential, i.e., they will not be shared with the candidates in advance. The deadline for receiving questions is midnight on Friday, Oct. 25.

Three incumbents, the current chair Michelle ‘Mimi’ Roche, Erick Cushman and Stacey Winchell, have chosen not to seek re-election. The six candidates running for the three open Old Lyme seats are:

Democrats: Sarah Bowman, Lorianne Panzara Griswold, and Jason Kemp

Republicans: Jennifer Miller, Suzanne Thompson, and Steve Wilson

Incumbent Mary Powell St. Louis (R) is running uncontested for the open Lyme seat.

The event planning committee will be solely responsible for selecting the questions asked at the event.  There will not be any questions taken from the floor.

This event will be taped for broadcast on Comcast Public Access Channel 14 at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2, 3, and 4. 

Light refreshments will be served after the event when there will be an opportunity to mingle informally with the candidates.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

LymeLine.com is proud to sponsor this event.

For further information, contact Mary Seidner at mseidner@lysb.org or 869-434-7208.


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