McLachlan is running for the seat being vacated by David Cappiello in the 24th Assembly district.

Cappiello is running for Congress.

The 24th Assembly district represents Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman and parts of Bethel.

The Thursday event is scheduled for 7 p.m.. The hotel is at 42 Lake Ave. Ext., next to Stop & Shop.

McLachlan currently works as an assistant to Mayor Mark Boughton.