DARIEN, Conn. – Even though their positions are sealed, Darien’s Republican candidates for the Board of Selectmen say they are prepared to run “an honest and enlightening campaign.”
The Democratic Town Committee had not officially endorsed a candidate for first selectman in this November’s municipal elections, leaving current First Selectman Jayme Stevenson unopposed for her second term in office.
With three Republicans and two Democrats running for the five seats on the executive board, the five office holders are set.
Stevenson and fellow Republican candidates Jerry Nielsen and Susan Marks have launched a joint campaign, running under the banner “We Are United 2013.”
“Our goal is to have an honest and enlightening campaign that will focus on our accomplishments, common sense ideas and solutions, and respect for our community,” said Stevenson.
The candidates’ priorities include finding ways to improve downtown and train station parking, maintaining “sensible and responsible budgeting,” improving street lighting, drainage and natural gas lines, and encouraging more affordable housing for seniors while continuing to fight for a reform to the state’s affordable housing laws.
The platform also mentions seeing through the completion of the Mather Community Center as a “center for all generations,” improving customer service at town hall, and acquiring more town-run open space. Their full platform is available on the campaign’s website.
“Most importantly, we want to listen to your needs and concerns, and share our vision for investing in Darien – a vision that balances the need to limit spending against what it takes to maintain a quality living environment,” Stevenson added.