About these op-eds

The Fairfield Citizen invited the Democratic Town Committee chairman and Republican Town Committee chairman to submit op-ed pieces making cases for their slates of candidates in the Nov. 8 town election.

Each party was given up to 1,200 words to be written by whomever they chose and to make whatever points they chose. Both parties accepted our invitation, and both pieces were authored by the committee chairman.

The Citizen also invited the three candidates for first selectman -- Democrat Mike Tetreau, Republican Rob Bellitto and Independent Hugh Dolan -- to submit op-ed pieces making their direct appeals to voters. Those pieces will appear in the Friday, Nov. 4, edition in this space.