Milford Patch Hosting Candidate Debate

On Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Milford City Hall, candidates for State Rep. and State Senate seats will debate the issues that matter to you.


Milford Patch is hosting a debate at City Hall in which candidates for the 117th District, 118th District and 119th District State Representatives, as well as the State Senate 14th District, will discuss Milford and Connecticut issues.

Moderated by a representative of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, this debate is all about you. 

We want to use your questions in the debate, so please submit them in the comments section and we will use the best submissions at City Hall.

Candidates participating in the debate:

  • 117th District Democrat Paul Davis (running unopposed)
  • 118th District Democrat Kim Rose
  • 118th District Republican Michael Casey
  • 119th District Republican Pam Staneski
  • 119th District Democrat James Maroney
  • 14th State Senate Republican Mike DeGrego
  • 14th State Senate Democrat Gayle Slossberg

Milford Patch is partnering with United Way of Milford to help those in need. We are encouraging all those attending to bring a canned good which will be used to help those who are hungry in Milford.

Diane Angelicola Zelinsky October 08, 2012 at 11:46 AM
What time does it start
Warren gould October 08, 2012 at 11:55 AM
What time is it going to happen?
Wendy October 08, 2012 at 12:35 PM
What time is it? Would love to attend if it is late afternoon/ early evening
Cliff October 08, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Ask each candidate if everything that they have stated is factually correct or is it purely plitical commentary to gain votes but not based on facts . Ask each candidate to give an example or examples when their opponent ignores the facts and just does the usual political comments that ignore the truth.
Concerned Parent October 08, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Interesting...I've lived in Milford for 16 years and have never seen any of these candidates...The only person I've every seen was Richard Roy and 2 ladies just last year running for Alderman and BOE...I guess you need to live either in Fort Trumbull or Morningside for them to visit your neighborhood..Talk is cheap, but a handshake goes a long way..
Barbara October 08, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Who, where, what, why, when. Those are the readers' 5 questions. You left out when.
CuriousOrange October 08, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I met Mrs. Slossberg at a zoning meeting some years ago, where she spontaneously took extra time to help a friend of mine. She has great energy and is a great person to represent the people.
Concerned Parent October 08, 2012 at 01:45 PM
@Curious...Thanks for the info...I'll make sure to check the schedule for the next zoning meeting so I can finally meet at least one of these candidates...
Lynne McNamee October 08, 2012 at 02:07 PM
I know Pam Staneski was on the Board of Education for years, plus an Alderman. She's also volunteered for years, worked with United Way, Milford Prevention Council and other groups. With the redistricting that just happened, that might be why some names seem unfamiliar. Also, Michael Casey is on Planning and Zoning.
Ryan Sartor (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 03:53 PM
The article has been updated to reflect the debate time, which is 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cara Waterman October 08, 2012 at 04:20 PM
How long are the terms? One year? Two years? Three years? Life? If were electing dictators then I think we need to know more these people.
MJ October 09, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Please ask the candidates their stance on Voter Registration. Same day as well as ID requirements.
Ryan Sartor (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Cara: 2 Years!
Ryan Sartor (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 04:19 PM
MJ: Great question idea!
Warren gould October 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM
This is for Kim Rose. How are you going to address the huge gap in unfunded pension liabilities?
Warren gould October 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM
This is for Kim Rose. How are you going to handle the huge unfunded pension liabilities for public servants?
Concerned Parent October 10, 2012 at 07:06 PM
If elected, what do you plan to do in the state capital about reaching out to corporations based in CT to create jobs...2012 has been terrible year on the job front and a lot of people are struggling to get back to work..
Matt October 11, 2012 at 02:54 AM
My questions go to all the candidates. 1. What would you do to encourage growth opportunities at our state universities? 2. If a bill to legalize Marijuana was put before your respective legislative bodies how would you vote? 3. Why are you the best candidate for the Connecticut General Assembly? 4. What would you do to encourage economic growth in Connecticut?
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 12, 2012 at 02:18 PM
For all candidates; In particular, what can you do to bring jobs to Milford? If the incumbent, what jobs did you bring to Milford. In particular what can you do to fill empty storefronts?
Monica October 13, 2012 at 04:03 AM
The Milford pension is fully funded.
Cara Waterman October 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Can women vote? If not, I have a big problem with that.
Warren gould October 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM
monica Kim Rose is running for state office. And The state pension is not even close to being funded.
Ryan Sartor (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Warren: You are correct! Monica was perhaps referring to the Milford City pension, which is fully funded.
Lisa Bull DiLullo October 18, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Question for "open seat" candidates, Republican Pam Staneski & Democrat James Maroney: If your constituency was overwhelmingly against a bill and you felt the bill was in the best interest of your community, how would you vote?
Jim O October 22, 2012 at 02:53 PM
CT legislative districts were redrawn recently. Rep. Richard Roy was representing the 118th, but now his home is in the 117th. These are what I found showing you how to get maps of CT districts. http://www.cga.ct.gov/red2011/ http://www.cga.ct.gov/red2011/2011HouseDistMaps.asp http://www.cga.ct.gov/red2011/2011SenDistMaps.asp
Life's A Beach October 22, 2012 at 05:45 PM
For all candidates - are you pro-choice or anti-choice?
Alex October 23, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Will there be video of the debate?
Ryan Sartor (Editor) October 23, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Hi Alex: We will be filming, but we will not have a full video of the entire debate. I know that other news outlets will be at the event, so perhaps they will release one. Milford Patch will be posting excerpted videos of the candidates responses to questions in the days following the debate and leading up the election. It should be a fun time!
Ryan Sartor (Editor) October 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM


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