Prospective Candidates for November 2017
In our Hebron community, municipal government and education boards rely on public servants. Friends, neighbors and colleagues volunteer their time, expertise and shared vision. These opportunities arise every odd year through the municipal election process. For residents who have tremendous talents to share, the process is often unfamiliar, especially regarding the timeline and organizations involved. I would like to try to demystify the manner in which you can participate. I will approach the details as Chairman of the Hebron Republican Town Committee, although the political process is governed by Connecticut statue and our town charter.
While the next town election is set for November 7th 2017, now is the time to attract and engage municipal candidates. Accordingly, at the next Hebron Republican Town Committee (HRTC) meeting, June 26th 7:30pm at the Town Office building, we will be welcoming and reviewing prospective candidates.
The six elected Boards and Commissions for the town of Hebron are as follows: Selectmen, Finance, Education, Planning & Zoning, Zoning Appeals, and Assessment Appeals. Additionally, Hebron voters elect members to the Regional School District #8 Board of Education (i.e., RHAM High School and Middle School) as well as Town Clerk.
The HRTC will caucus on July 24th (in accordance with Connecticut’s Municipal Election calendar) and vote to endorse Republican candidates for the municipal elections. In the absence of a primary or subsequent candidate withdrawals, the endorsed candidates will appear on the November election ballot.
As you can see, NOW is the time to start thinking about YOUR opportunity to serve.
Lastly, who can be a candidate? You must be a registered voter in the town of Hebron to be considered a candidate on a board or commission.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to opening the door for you to get involved and serve.
Hebron Republican Town Committee, Chair