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Race For First Selectman Tops Bethel Ballot

Bethel First Selectman candidates Matthew S. Knickerbocker and William I. Duff
Bethel First Selectman candidates Matthew S. Knickerbocker and William I. Duff Photo Credit: Contributed

BETHEL, Conn. — Voters in Bethel will cast ballots in the race for First Selectman as the town's general election is held Tuesday, Nov. 3. Races and candidates on the ballot include: 

First Selectman:

  • Matthew S. Knickerbocker/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • William I. Duff/Republican Party/Independent Party


  • Richard C. Straiton/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Paul R. Szatkowski/Republican Party/Independent Party


  • Whitney Vitti/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Daniel W. O'Grady/Republican Party/Independent Party

Board of Finance (vote for any three) 

  • Patricia Smithwick/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Eileen Freebairn/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Claudia Stephan/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • James L'Hernault/Republican Party
  • Cynthia McCorkindale/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Bryan Terzian/Republican Party/Independent Party

Board of Education (vote for any five)

  • Robin A. Renner/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Michele Conderino/Democratic Party
  • Penny M. Kessler/Democracit Party/Working Families Party
  • Carrie Kilian Sirois/Democratic Party
  • Jen Larsen/Democratic Party
  • William B. Foster/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Scott A. Clayton/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Kristen M. Lacey/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Courtney R. Martin/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • S. Lawrence Craybas/Republican Party/Independent Party

Board of Assessment Appeals (vote for any two)

  • Robert F. Pitt, Jr./Democratic Party
  • Diana M. Carlino/Democratic Party
  • Linda C. Curtis/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Alfred J. Bernard/Republican Party

Planning and Zoning Commission (vote for any four):

  • Don Brown/Democratic Party
  • Rob Scweitzer/Democratic Party
  • Sandi Forman/Democratic Party
  • Richard Tibbitts/Democratic Party
  • Earle Finch/Republican Party/Independent Party 
  • John Lennon/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Robert J. Legnard/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Marc L. Fierz/Republican Party

Planning and Zoning Commission Alternate (vote for any two):

  • James Naddeo/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Lou Valenti/Democratic Party
  • Kenneth B. Parsons, Jr./Republican Party
  • Frances S. Pulle/Republican Party/Independent Party

Zoning Board of Appeals: (vote for any two):

  • Victor Holomakoff/Democratic Party
  • Justin E. Hurgin/Democratic Party
  • John J. Kelly/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Melanie Ryan/Republican Party

Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate: (vote for any two)

  • Gregory Menti/Democratic Party
  • Gary Passineau/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Susan J. Catino/Republican Party
  • Sue Dolan/Republican Party

Inland Wetland Commission (vote for any two)

  • Don H. Goodrich/Democratic Party/Working Families Party
  • Patrick Perrefort/Democratic Party
  • Richard E. Merritt/Republican Party/Independent Party

 Inland Wetland Commission Alternate:

  • Louis David/Democratic Party
  • Christopher M. Nazro/Republican Party/Independent Party

Police Commission Full Term (vote for any two)

  • Amy Mannion/Democratic Party 
  • Christopher C. McCollam/Democratic Party
  • Kent Rollison/Republican Party/Independent Party
  • Michael Duff/Republican Party/Independent Party

Police Commission to Fill Vacancy:

  • Richard Thode/Democratic Party
  • Richard H. Barton, Sr./Republican Party

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