Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker is running unopposed in November, at this point. The Republican Town Committee did not put forward a candidate to challenge the 6-term incumbent. There is still time however for a Bethel resident to petition their way onto the ballot, or force a primary.
The certified list of party-endorsed candidates for the municipal election was submitted by each party, and Bethel Democrats nominated nearly twice as many incumbents as the Republicans. Rounding out the three-member Board of Selectmen, Democrats are endorsing incumbent Rich Straiton while the Republicans have endorsed Town Committee chairman Bryan Terzian, who sits on the Board of Finance.
Incumbent Republican Selectman Paul Szatkowski is running for treasurer, challenging Democratic incumbent Patricia Smithwick.