A Bethel resident has petitioned his way onto the November ballot to run for First Selectman. Bill Ochs filed to run as an unaffiliated candidate. He is challenging Democratic incumbent Matt Knickerbocker and Republican Pat Rist, a Planning and Zoning Commission member. Ochs retired from a marketing job with Merkle, Inc. to run for office. He garnered more than the needed 48 petition signatures to appear on the ballot.