Neither First Selectman Timothy Herbst or Martha Jankovic-Mark, the Democrat running against him for the town’s top office, appear to be shying away from political sparring. But when the two will meet for a formal debate is still in the works. On Tuesday, Trumbull Democratic Town Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo challenged Herbst to participate in four debates, one for every Council district. This is the first local election season under the new four-district plan, rather than the previous seven districts.
The Trumbull Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, is hosting a first selectman debate and recently sent out possible dates, in mid- to late-October to both candidates.