New Britain General Assembly candidates to participate in forum on Saturday

Published on Friday, 19 October 2018 10:42
Written by Skyler Frazer


NEW BRITAIN – The city’s candidates for General Assembly will get their chance to talk to voters this Saturday during a forum in the city.

The League of Women Voters New Britain is hosting a candidate forum from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Trinity-On-Main. During the forum, candidates for State Senate District 6 and candidates for State House Districts 22, 24, 25, 26 and 30 will respond to questions from moderator Carole Mulready and the audience.

In Senate District 6 incumbent Democrat Terry Gerratana is being challenged by Republican Robert Smedley. This district also includes Berlin and Farmington. Both candidates have confirmed they’re attending.

In House District 22, incumbent Republican Bill Petit is being challenged by Democrat Richard Ireland. This district also includes Plainville. Both candidates have confirmed they’re attending.

In House District 24, incumbent Democrat Rick Lopes is being challenged by Sharon Beloin-Saavedra, a Democrat running on Republican ticket. This district also includes part of Newington. Lopes confirmed he’d be attending. Beloin-Saavedra said she is unable to attend the forum because of a family wedding.

In House District 25, incumbent Democrat Robert Sanchez is being challenged by petitioning candidate Al Mayo. Both candidates said they will attend the forum.

In House District 26, incumbent Democrat Peter Tercyak is being challenged by Republican Tremell Collins. Tercyak confirmed he’s attending. Collins said his work schedule is conflicting with the forum so he’ll be unable to attend.

In House District 30, incumbent Democrat Joe Arosimowicz is being challenged by Republican Michael Gagliardi. This district includes Berlin and Southington. Arosimowicz said he would attend the forum. Gagliardi is not planning on attending the forum, according to Republican Town Committee Chairman Anne Reilly. Reilly said they were unaware an event was being held and never received any literature about it.

Senate District 6 candidates will be on the stage from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and House candidates will participate from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The forum will be held in the Main Auditorium in Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

Connecticut’s 2018 election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain, State on Friday, 19 October 2018 10:42. Updated: Friday, 19 October 2018 10:44.