Tonight, the League of Women Voters is hosting a debate in the Middletown Council Chambers at City Hall between the two candidates for Connecticut’s 100th Assembly District, which includes parts of Middletown and the neighboring towns of Middlefield and Durham.
Democrat Matt Lesser, a rising leader in the progressive community and former Wesleyan student, squares off against incumbent Republican Ray Kalinowski, a traditional conservative and former secret service agent in the Nixon White House. The differences between Lesser, 25, and Kalinowski, 68, extend far beyond the age gap, including substantive disagreements on education, the environment, and major social issues.
Tonight’s debate at 6:45 is a great opportunity to show your support and hear straight from the candidates what their visions are for the future of the 100th District.
What: Political Debates
Who: Local candidates Matt Lesser and Ray Kalinowski
Where: Council Chambers, Middletown City Hall, 245 deKoven Drive
Matt Lesser, 25, who attended Wesleyan, is running for State Representative in the Middletown area. Matt is running on a progressive platform, which you can read about on his website www.mattlesser.com, against a far-right Republican incumbent. The district, which starts just down the road from Wesleyan, is the most Democratic district in Connecticut currently held by a Republican. Matt is going to win – but he needs your help.
Matt Lesser’s biggest campaign event of the summer will occur this Saturday at 11am at 106 Jacobs Terrace, which is just off of High Street. Matt will be giving a speech alongside other local elected officials to kick off a day of door-to-door canvassing in Middletown.
If you’re on campus, and you’ve been itching to get involved in something political, this is a great opportunity to spend just a couple hours and make a huge difference. This is the one best chance to get involved in Matt’s campaign this summer.
Please drop me a line at saul at mattlesser.com or via Facebook if you want to get involved or have any questions. Or just swing by on Saturday – hope to see you there!
Who: Matt Lesser
What: Canvass for Change in Middletown
Where: 106 Jacobs Terrace, just off of High St
When: 11am, Saturday, July 26