On Tuesday, Nov. 7, registered Easton voters will vote in a municipal election for candidates running for Board of Selectmen, Town Treasurer, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Board of Finance, Easton Board of Education, Region 9 Board of Education, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Assessment Appeals, Constables and the Library Board.

Voting will take place at the Samuel Staples Elementary School Cafetorium from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election day voter registration will be held in the front lobby of Samuel Staples Elementary School from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the Town of Easton website.

Absentee ballot and voting information can be accessed on the Town of Easton website at the following link: https://www.eastonct.gov/town-clerk/pages/absentee-ballot-and-voting-information.

A sample ballot can be accessed on the Town of Easton website at https://www.eastonct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3071/f/news/sample_ballot_november_7_2023_municipal_election.pdf.

Contested Races

First Selectman

Candidates: Incumbent David Bindelglass (D) and Wendy Bowditch (R)


Candidates: Incumbent Kristi Sogofsky (R) and Nick D’Addario (D)

Note: To learn how the vote for the four Board of Selectmen candidates will determine the composition of the three-member Board of Selectman, see Who Gets Elected as a Selectman? It’s Confusing.

Town Clerk

Candidates: Whendi Cook Broderick (D) and Incumbent Debbie Szegedi (R)


Candidates: Incumbent Christine Calvert (R) and Thomas F. Hughes Jr. (D)

Board of Finance

Candidates: Incumbent Art Laske (D), Incumbent Mike Kot (R), Mike Gutowski (D), and Mark Mulvaney (R)

Voters can choose up to two candidates.

Region 9 Board of Education

Note: The Region 9 Board of Education oversees Joel Barlow High School. The Board is comprised of four elected members from Easton and four from Redding. 

Candidates: Adam Dunsby (R), Incumbent Karen O’Brien (D), Darin Bershefsky (R), and Jon Stinson (D)

Voters can choose up to two candidates.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Candidates: Thomas Dollard (U) and Leny Wallen-Friedman (D)

Board of Assessment Appeals

Candidates: Scott Charmoy (D) and John Miranda (R)


Candidates: Darrin Silhavy (R), Irv Silverman (D), Anthony Battaglia (R), David Katz (D), Anthony Farmer (R), Raymond Martin III (D), and Chris Peritore (R)

Voter can choose up to four candidates.

All of the candidate statements submitted to the Courier can be found at https://eastoncourier.news/category/election-2023/candidate-statements/.

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