A virtual debate will be held between the candidates vying for the 5th Congressional District seat. The candidates will debate on October 5th at 7pm in an event hosted by West Conn, the Newstimes and The League of Women Voters chapters of Northern Fairfield County and Litchfield County. Incumbent Democrat Jahana Hayes, Republican David X. Sullivan and Bruce Walczak of the Independent Party have been invited. The live stream will be available on the WCSU website. Hayes, a Waterbury resident, was the national Teacher of the Year. Sullivan, a former assistant U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, lives in New Fairfield. Walczak, a longtime Newtown resident, owns an employee relocation consulting firm and is a member of the Newtown Police Commission.