Ridgefield Democrats will kick off the campaign season in earnest this weekend with two major local events.
On Saturday, Sept 14, Democrats will hold an Open House of their new campaign headquarters at 416 Main St (the former AR Kids space, next door to Olley Court, and two doors from Tazza), from noon to 2 pm. Guests will enjoy pizza, beverages, and conversation with Democratic candidates in this fall’s local election, including First Selectman Rudy Marconi. All Ridgefielders interested in meeting the candidates, learning about Democrat’s exciting 2019 campaign efforts, sharing interests and concerns, or checking out Democratic headquarters and volunteer opportunities, are invited to join Ridgefield Democrats for this free open house and pizza lunch.
The very next day, Sunday, Sept 15, 2-4 pm, Democrats will kick things up a notch at their 2019 Pie & Politics event at the home of Betsy and Bob Thompson. The highly anticipated annual event is both a pep rally and a fundraiser for the Democratic Town Committee and the fall campaign. Attendees will enjoy a plethora of sweet pies, savory treats, iced beverages, and music. The delicious, family-friendly event is an opportunity to speak with Democratic candidates for local boards in greater depth.
Pie & Politics always draws dignitaries from across the state, and this year is no exception. Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Attorney General William Tong, and Connecticut Democratic Party Chair Nancy Wyman have already confirmed they will attend. Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee Chair Alex Harris noted, “Each year we have been very pleasantly surprised and excited by the arrival of dignitaries who adjusted their schedules at the last minute in order to join us. There is no telling who may surprise us this year.”
Free professional valet parking will be provided as a courtesy to all guests. General admissions are $25 (age 16 and older), up to four children ages 7-15 may be admitted for a single Family Pack admission of just $10, and children 6 and under are free. Admissions may be purchased online at www.ridgefielddems.net(recommended in order to avoid lines) or at the door.