The proposal in New Fairfield to use herbicides in Candlewood Lake to control invasive species has prompted two members of the Inlands and Wetlands Conservation Commission to run for higher office.
The Newstimes reports that Commission chairman Pat Del Monaco plans to run for First Selectman, with Commission member Khris Hall running as Selectman. The New Fairfield Democratic Town Committee has endorsed the candidacies.
Del Monaco said in the published report that she is concerned over small businesses leaving town. They are looking to improve the downtown shopping area. She is a chemical engineer who previously worked at Unilever US. Hall is an environmental lawyer who worked at IBM for three decades.