If — as Tip O’Neill said — all politics is local, then Westport was the center of last night’s political universe.
A “meet and mingle” event — co-sponsored by the Westport Moms and Westport Front Porch social media groups — drew several dozen candidates, and many more interested voters, to the Westport Country Playhouse.
The 4 first selectperson candidates (and 2 running mates) spoke. Board of Finance, Board of Ed, Planning and Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals hopefuls introduced themselves. RTM candidates were there too.
This is a decidedly local election. Aquarion’s water towers, the Cribari/Bridge Street Bridge, Compo Beach, taxes, historic preservation — those and many other issues are on voters’ minds.
We all had a chance to ask questions, get answers, and assess the men and women seeking our votes.
We looked them in the eye, and they looked in ours.
Locally at least, “politics” is not a dirty word.