Forese to challenge first selectman in Washington
Published 10:46 pm, Wednesday, August 26, 2015
An unaffiliated candidate is on the ballot in Washington in the race for first selectman.
The Shepaug Valley School graduate filed earlier this month in the town clerk’s office.
The secretary of the state’s office has confirmed Forese’s petition.
Forese has not responded to Spectrum requests for an interview.
Lyon is running for a fifth term as GOP first selectman. Democrats have not endorsed a candidate.
“We’ve spent the last four years recovering from disasters,” Lyon said, upon being endorsed. “Now we’re ready to move forward.
“We’re at a point where we can start working on building a new senior center,” he added. “I wish we could have done it four years ago.”
Lyon said he looks forward to a campaign for the seat this year.
If re-elected, he will be entering his first four-year term as first selectman. Voters in the town approved four-year terms for selectmen and first selectman in 2013 to begin with the 2015 election.