Founded in February of 2017, the Naugatuck Valley Young Democrats have had their eye on municipal elections in the valley from day one. Now they are ready to reveal their first group of endorsed candidates. The twelve endorsed candidates represent Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, and Shelton.
On Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. the Naugatuck Valley Young Democrats will be hosting their Meet the Candidates event at The Hops Company in Derby, CT.
Slated to appear are mayoral candidate Tarek Raslan and candidate for Alderman from the 5th Ward Sennea Raslan from Ansonia, incumbent mayor Anita Dugatto, Board of Education candidate Mark Heuberger, and Board of Taxation candidate Kara Rochelle from Derby, Board of Selectmen candidates Stephan Behuniak and Rob Van Egghen, Planning and Zoning Commission candidate Jeff Hanewicz, Board of Assessment Appeals candidate Kwame Dunbar, Library Board of Directors candidate Audrey Lenhard, and Board of Finance alternate candidate Kristyn Hanewicz from Seymour, and candidate for Alderman from the 2nd Ward Jason Jones from Shelton.
Not the first nor the last time that the Naugatuck Valley Young Democrats will be out in the community, this event will be a chance for the people of the valley to mingle with local political candidates and activists in a relaxed setting. Members of the organization will also be on hand to answer questions about this fledgling group.
A flyer for the event is below.