The Kent Republican Town Committee recently hosted its annual Lincoln Day Dinner in honor of President Lincoln’s birthday.

The sell-out event, held at Bull’s Bridge Inn on Route 7, was attended by 82 people.

The candidates for governor who spoke included state Sen. Toni Boucher, Mike Handler, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Peter Lumaj, Steve Obsitnik, state Rep. Dr. Prasad Srinivasan, Peter Thalheim and former comptroller of the United States David Walker.

The candidates for lieutenant governor included state Sen. Joe Markley and Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson.

The candidate for Secretary of the State, former New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman, and candidate for treasurer of the state of Connecticut, Thad Gray, spoke.

Rounding out the speakers was U.S. Senate candidate Matthew Corey.

All candidates gave their solutions for correcting the current path that Connecticut is heading.

Carol Hall, a cashier at Davis’ IGA and a resident of Kent, was presented a legislative proclamation by state Sen. Craig Miner for all her years of service at the polls and to the town of Kent.