WHO WE ARE

BETHEL DEMOCRATS: Smart choices for our shared future

The Bethel Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) is the official local organization of the Connecticut Democratic Party in the town of Bethel. We are a group elected to represent Bethel’s Democrats, and we endeavor to improve our town through community engagement and political involvement. We aim to be a progressive voice for the town of Bethel, and will always support what is in the best interest of the entire community and all its people.

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The Bethel Democratic Town Committee’s Annual Dinner is April 9th

maryOThe Bethel Democrats invite you to join us at our annual dinner as we pay tribute to Mary O’Leary and honor her with the Shannon Award for Public Service. This year’s dinner will be held at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, and we expect many of our elected officials to be in attendance. Please join us!

 

This year’s dinner will honor Mary O’Leary with the Shannon Award for Public Service.

 

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GET TO KNOW US!

MEET YOUR DEMOCRATIC SELETMEN

From the Selectman’s office to Bethel’s many boards and commissions, the Bethel Democratic Town Committee is proud and supportive of our representatives in our town’s leadership.

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First Selectman

Matt Knickerbocker

A 36-year Bethel resident, Matt has brought his strong business acumen and passion for community to the First Selectman's office since 2010.

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Selectman

Richard C. Straiton

A lifelong Bethel resident, Rich is a former First Selectman and has served on numerous boards & commissions for over 25 years.

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Around Town

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Like all residents, Bethel’s Democrats care deeply about issues that affect our families and our community. This section includes news briefs from the BDTC as well as opinion pieces from our members and candidates.

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    Public Site & Building Commission: Police Station Project Moving Forward

    Efforts to build the new police station continue to move forward as the Request For Proposal (RFP) solicitation phase will culminate with all bids due on Tuesday, March 8 at 2 p.m. The PS&BC will ...

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    My Vision for Bethel

    by Matt Knickerbocker, October 20 2015 Since taking office in 2009, Rich Straiton and I have focused primarily on putting things back in order. We launched an aggressive plan to completely rebuild ove...

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    Matt Knickerbocker Q&A

    On September 13, First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker participated in a YouTube Q&A session with host Christopher J. Brown. Questions were submitted by town residents online and the resulting 51 min...

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Bethel’s voters, at a glance…

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2836

DEMOCRATS

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2989

REPUBLICANS

11219

REGISTERED VOTERS

5394

UNAFFILIATED or MINOR PARTY