Both the Stacey and Maturo campaigns issued post-debate press releases claiming their candidate was the victor in Friday night's mayoral debate.
The Stacey Campaign's release can be found here.
The Maturo Campaign's release can be found here.
UPDATE at 11 p.m.
It was a short, but good-natured debate as the candidates faced off Friday night — just four days before Tuesday's municipal election.
The East Haven High School auditorium was less than half full as Maturo, Stacey and Christoferson took a handful of questions during the 45-minute mayoral debate.
Video clips from the evening have now been added to this post, including the closing statements from all three candidates.
Currently, East Haven Patch is working on obtaining a video of the debate in full to post and share here for readers.
UPDATE at 7:50 p.m.
The candidates have finished their opening statements, and at just about 45 minutes the debate is now over.
East Haven Patch will have video clips from the night posted soon.
UPDATE at 7:30 p.m.
During discussion of the question of what to do with the old East Haven High School at 200 Tyler Street, Maturo states he will have a new plan for the town-owned property that he plans to unveil next month "after the election.
UPDATE at 7:20 p.m.
First three questions focus on economic development. Not much difference between the responses of the candidates, all three agree for the need to work on bringing in new businesses into town and keep those where are already here — here.
Christopherson, however, has also continually hit the note of the need for the town to focus, improve and update its infrastructure, in order to maintain residents' quality of life.
Tonight those hoping to fill East Haven's top elected office take to the high school auditorium stage to put forward their positions on the most important issues now facing the town and its residents.
The East Haven mayoral debate, which will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Hamden/North Haven, begins at 7 p.m.
Three of the four declared candidates for the town's top elected office will take part:
- Joseph Maturo Jr, Republican candidate
- Jack Stacey, Democratic candidate
- Adam Christoferson, an independent/Trolley Party candidate
East Haven Patch will be at the debate from start to finish, providing live updates this post, as well as via our Twitter and Facebook pages.