LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WESTON DEBATE FOR CONNECTICUT 135TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT...VOTING ABSENTEE?
October 8, 2016, Weston Town Hall Meeting Room for ninety minutes.  Legalizing marijuana for recreational use suggested as a way to "grow" Connecticut's economy.  Or simply cleaning up the tax code and welcoming job providers was another..."PICTURE STORY"






135th DISTRICT DEBATE VIDEO ABOVE


There was a certain somber quality to this debate which reflected the seriousness of the questions. 
Weston FORUM report here:  http://www.thewestonforum.com/70205/election-2016-dunsby-troy-share-similar-goals-but-different-paths/

 

Laura Garden Frasier's castings for some bronze doors at West Point (l) and  reminder of a Wordsworth poem  "The World Is Too Much With Us"

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.






DEBATE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 135th DISTRICT BEGINS EARLY...


    
WESTONARTS TOURS
Had we mentioned that Weston was a very busy place Saturday morning?  Weston Arts studio tours originated from the Daugherty Commission Room.



SILENCE
Since we were in the Town Hall Meeting Room (Library being renovated), there was gravitas - and with a full house, quite homey!

     
   
SOUND
League takes care about sound - and in this room it is especially necessary!  A globe hidden away in the back of the room shows Atlantic Tropical disturbance path.  Hurricane Matthew did not make it to the debate.

  
DEBATE MODERATOR JEAN RABINOW (AT PODIUM)
This debate was for candidates for the open seat in the 135th District - all of Weston, Easton and part of Redding,  Bonnie Troy (cross endorsed Green Party/Democrat) and Adam Dunsby (cross endorsed Republican/Independent Party).


THE CROWD
Crowd made up the questions, then the "screeners" reviewed them and finally, we got to see and hear what the candidates had to say for themselves!  Twenty-three questions were asked before the closing statements.

      
THE CANDIDATES
Bonnie Troy of the Green Party - Democrats at the left, and Adam Dunsby of the Republican Party as well as the Independent Party.  By the way, the ballot this year is square - six lines of different Parties and six columns of offices to vote for (135th District) and is column #5.



ALL OVER!  SEE ARTIST'S VERSION OF THIS YEAR'S BALLOT BELOW
Closing statements were excellent by both candidates.  The VIDEO is available now online...and we offer the good news that it was helpful to get to know a Green Party candidate - See ballot and names of all Minor Parties.



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WARNING:  A conceptual view ONLY of the 2016 ballot in Weston, CT...not a computerized-looking version nor does it claim to be the real ballot.
 
In years with CT General Assembly races, there are two voting districts in Weston.  Every ten years these district lines are changed by the Legislature to conform with the decennial census.  Weston presently is cut down the middle on a north-south line by the most recent redistricting.  Voting District #1 is the eastern side of town;  Voting District #2 is the western side.