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West Hartford Democratic State Representative Candidates to Participate in Debate

Sherry Haller (left) and Kate Farrar, Democratic candidates for the 20th District State House seat, will debate on July 16. Courtesy photos

The League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford and West Hartford Community Interactive will present a virtual candidate Democrat primary debate on Thursday.

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The League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford (LWVGH) and West Hartford Community Interactive (WHCI) invites the community to participate in a primary debate with the two candidates, Sherry Haller (D) and Kate Farrar (D), seeking to represent the Democrat Party in the race for the Connecticut’s 20th Assembly District. 

The debate will be held live on Thursday, July 16, at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast Cable in West Hartford on Channel 5, Frontier TV 6098 and will also be streamed on YouTube via this link: https://youtu.be/ZleW5e9y5Wg.

The public can also watch the debate on the station’s website at www.whctv.org. The debate will be replayed that day at 4 p.m. and on the weekend (July 18 and July 19) at 5 p.m. and will available for on demand viewing via YouTube has well.

The LWVGH and WHCI also encourage the public to join the live portion of the debate as a member of the audience via Zoom webinar. The following link can be used to join, watch and  ask a question: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K1T4FPJ_R0ingwD0gROWlg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar/debate.

“Access to local information and the people represent us is so important for a healthy community. Access to local candidate information and providing a safe space for political discourse is so important,” said Mark Walker, president of the West Hartford Community Interactive Board of Directors. “We remain committed to helping the League of Women Voters in their efforts to build common understanding, inform the electorate and encourage voter participation during these uncertain and divisive times.”

The 20th District of West Hartford includes Elmwood, Corbin’s Corner, and runs south to the Newington line and east to the Hartford line. The northern boundary is Park/Sedgwick Road and includes the area near Cornerstone Aquatics Center and Veterans Skating Rink, but does not include the neighborhood directly surrounding Duffy Elementary School.

The primary will be held on Aug. 11, 2020, the same day as the presidential primary. Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Please also note there is a polling place change in the 20th District. If you normally vote at Elmwood Community Center, you will now vote at Charter Oak International Academy.

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1 Comment

  • Does either candidate have a plan for the homeless population? Lifelong resident here, and in my 30+ years in this town I’ve never seen the homeless standing at nearly every major intersection…including right in front of Bank of America on the corner of Farmington and Main (right in the Center).

    I don’t think we’re far away from Tent cities popping up in our town. I’m certainly sympathetic to those with mental health issues, but now that I am raising my own family here I have to consider my children’s best interest first. I don’t want my children to be exposed to some drug infested skid row in our beautiful town. I don’t have a solution, but I think we start by not allowing the grifting/begging at our intersections.

    Also, can we kick the kid who clearly can’t sing or play guitar out of the Center? You all know who I’m talking about. The panhandler and his cronies who set up either near Grants or somewhere on LeSalle. He sucks, and I’m sure it hurts local business.

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