Fairfield Representative Town Meeting member David Becker will hold a press conference ar 11 a.m. Saturday on the steps of old Town Hall, where he is expected to formally announce his candidacy for first selectman.

Becker, a Republican, said he plans to update the community of the status of his exploratory committee for a campaign for first selectman -- an office that Democratic First Selectman Kenneth Flatto will be leaving in April to take a state job.

A fellow Republican, Robert Bellitto, a member of the Board of Finance has also thrown his hat into the ring for the town's top office.