NORWALK, Conn. – A Democratic mayoral forum planned for May 23 has been canceled.
The debate, planned for 7 p.m. at Roton Middle School, would have featured all four Democrats competing for the Democratic Party mayoral nomination was organized by District E. Chairman Bill Krummel said he had two reasons for canceling the debate: it was too close in time to a June 7 debate planned by The Hour and The League of Women Voters pulled out of the event over the weekend.
The District E debate was free. The Hour’s debate features a $30 ticket fee, according to an email sent out Wednesday morning.
“If I realized that I might not have canceled it,” Krummel said.
The Hour’s debate will be held at the Norwalk Inn at 8 a.m. June 7. Reservations are required as seating is limited. A full breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.
Krummel said he hadn’t gotten much of a response from people as he called around to organize the District E forum. After he canceled it many of the people he couldn’t reach called to say he had done the wrong thing.
“You know how it is,” he said.
He was relying heavily on the League of Women Voters, he said.