Monroe's municipal candidates met with small groups of voters during a meet and greet event at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library Saturday afternoon.
"I'm excited about the whole slate," said Nick Kapoor, Democratic Party chairman. "We put together qualified, enthusiastic candidates."
This year's municipal election includes contested seats on the Town Council, Board of Education and Planning & Zoning Commission. At the top of the ticket, Daniel Hunsberger, a Democrat, is challenging incumbent First Selectman Steve Vavrek, a Republican, and Jerry Stevens, a Democrat, is trying to beat out incumbent tax collector, Manny Cambra, a Republican.
Hunsberger said, "I have a very positive feeling going into Tuesday, both Republicans and Democrats agree we need change in town. They're looking for more open communication and government in town — both Republicans and Democrats have expressed that, including staunch Republicans."
Deepak Tyagi, a resident of the Cobblers Hill Court neighborhood where residents oppose an AT&T cell tower proposal, was among the residents stopping by the Ehlers Meeting Room of the library Saturday.
Hunsberger said, "It's a big issue in town that has to be looked at and in my opinion there are alternative sites that are available and ought to be looked at."