Gordon Joseloff’s announcement that he will not run for a 3rd term as first selectman means the race for Westport’s “chief executive” is wide open.
Former Board of Education chairman Jim Marpe has already announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination. State Representative Jonathan Steinberg and Board of Finance vice chair Helen Garten are rumored to be mulling runs on the Democratic ticket.
There will be more names floated, for sure. Some might even run.
The election is nearly a year away. But this is important — the future of Westport is at stake! — so let’s open the “06880” comments section for your thoughts.
Please stick to this topic: Who you’d like to see as 1st selectman, and why. Feel free to talk about any Westporters who’d make good leaders — but please do not talk smack about previous ones. Let’s keep this discussion focused on the future.