Talking Politics - Events to Help you Make an Informed Decision

The mission of Nourish New Canaan is to improve the health of our community, which requires the support of our political leaders.  Even if you have no interest in politics, please take a moment to consider that the quality of life we enjoy is at stake.  Our property values depend on the reputation of our schools, the viability of downtown businesses and the strength of the infrastructure of our town.  To that end, I encourage everyone - regardless of his/her political affiliation to meet the candidates for first selectman, selectman and other offices, get your questions answered and make an informed decision.  (NOTE: The winners of the Republican nominations will go on to face any Democratic or independent challengers in November’s election.  Democrats do not have a nomination deadline, so no candidates have announced campaigns yet.)  

Here are upcoming dates to consider adding to your calendar: 

  • June 15  Meet Paul Giusti and share what is on your mind.  He will be at the home of Pam Jennings, 104 Jonathan Rd, from 10-11:30am.  Please contact Maria Weingarten at to RSVP.
  • June 16  DEBATE 1:  First selectman (Robert Mallozzi III and Paul Giusti) and selectman candidates (John Engel and Nick Williams) will be debating at 7pm at New Canaan Town Hall.  The debate will begin with a half-hour "meet the candidates." The first selectman candidates will debate at 7:30pm and the selectman candidates will debate at 8:30.  (This event will be broadcast live on Channel 79 and replayed the following week.)
  • June 23  DEBATE 2:  New Canaan Town Hall.  The debate at New Canaan Town Hall will start with a 7pm "meet the candidates," followed by another first selectman candidate debate and statements from candidates running for the offices of selectman, Town Council, Board of Education and town clerk.  (This event will be broadcast live on Channel 79 and replayed the following week.)
  • June 17  Rob Mallozzi will be at Mead Park from 9-10am to discuss the role of first selectman, the issues facing our town, when and where to vote in addition to other topics.  Please RSVP to Amy Sheffield at  
  • June 25  Early Voting 9am–1pm, New Canaan Town Hall
  • July 12  Early Voting 5pm–9pm, New Canaan Town Hall
  • July 19  Republican Caucus, Saxe Middle School Auditorium at 7:00pm
  • July 25  Democratic Caucus, Town Hall at 7:30pm