Darien’s Republican Town Committee and Democratic Town Committee caucused on Thursday, Jan. 11, to confirm committee members for a two-year term ending in 2020. Town committees are responsible for recruiting candidates to run for elected office and fill positions on town boards and commissions along with supporting the campaigns and initiatives of their political party.
Both parties confirmed 21 members for their committee with a unanimous vote during a relatively quiet evening on Thursday. About two dozen people showed up for each caucus, many of whom were the slate for the evening’s vote. Leaders on both sides of the aisle spoke about the importance of engaging the community and shaping future leaders in a trying political climate.