There is a Democratic challenger in the 26th state Senate District, a seat currently held by Republican Toni Boucher, who is running for reelection. Phil Sharlach has been nominated to run in November against the incumbent.
He is a retired business executive and consultant who has worked for Deloitte, the U-S General Accountability Office and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He now is an adviser at SCORE--the nonprofit group of retired business executives who provide consulting services for entrepreneurs.
The 26th district includes Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton. Both Boucher and Sharlach are Wilton residents.