STAMFORD, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight this year is focused on the heated race for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
But voters in Stamford are also set to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home — including four seats on the Board of Education.
Voters can cast ballots in races for the U.S. Senate and House:
- U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Richard Lion of the Libertarian Party and Jeffery Russell of the Green Party
- 4th District U.S. House: Republican challenger John Shaban of Redding vs. Democrat incumbent Jim Himes of Greenwich
There is also a race for the State Senate:
- Democrat incumbent Carlo Leone vs. Republican Gino C. Bottino vs. Cora Marie Santaguida of the Green Party
For the State House, there are six different districts in Stamford (residents vote only in their district):
- District 144: Democrat incumbent Caroline Simmons vs. Steven Bartolo Kolenberg, Republican
- District 145: Democrat incumbent Patricia Billie Miller vs. Francky Trofort, Republican
- District 146: Democrat incumbent Terry B. Adams, vs. Arkadiusz Jakubowski, Republican
- District 147: William Tong, incumbent Democrat, running unopposed
- District 148: Democrat incumbent Daniel J. Fox vs. Phil Balestriere, Republican, vs. Brian Merlen of the Green Party
- District 149: Republican incumbent Livvy Floren, running unopposed
In local elections, there is a race for the Board of Education, with voters able to cast ballots for any three candidates for a full three-year term:
- Democrat Jennienne Burke, Democrat Antoine Savage, Republican Nicola Tarzia, and/or Eumir Antonio Abela of the Green Party.
There is also one candidate to fill a one-year vacancy on the Stamford Board of Education: Democrat Geoff Alswanger.
Also, Stamford voters will cast ballots for registrar of voters, with Ron Malloy, Democrat, vs. Lucy F. Corelli, Republican, vs. Rolf W. Maurer, Green Party.
And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:
- Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
- Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
- Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
- Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
- Or you can do a write-in candidate.
Click here to see a sample ballot for Stamford from the secretary of the state's website.