Five candidates will vie for four Republican Town Council seats this November, as the Republican Town Committee seeks to endorse a slate of candidates by late next month.

Six candidates are vying for three Board of Education seats up for grabs in the election, according to the party.

The committee also announced the date for its caucus for endorsing candidates will be Tuesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at New Canaan High School.

A candidates forum is set for Monday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge Road, moderated by state Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, and broadcast by NCTV Channel 79.

Elected positions on the Nov. 3 ballot include: first selectman, selectman, town treasurer, town clerk, town council, board of education, constables and board of assessment appeals.

The petition candidates for the top four elective offices are unopposed, with incumbents First Selectman Robert E. Mallozzi III, Selectman Nicholas Williams, Treasurer Andrew Brooks and Town Clerk Claudia Weber all running for re-election.

The five petition candidates for the four Town Council positions on the November ballot are newcomers Cristina Aguirre-Ross and Christa Kenin, and three incumbents, Kenneth D. Campbell Jr., Stephen J. Karl and E. Roger Williams.

Incumbent Tucker Murphy did not seek re-election.

Voting to endorse candidates for Town Council and Board of Education is open to all registered Republican voters, while endorsement votes for other offices is limited to RTC members.

There will be no absentee voting.

The heightened attention around the caucus and candidates forum is also an opportune time for the RTC to put out the call for volunteers looking to be placed in appointed roles on town boards and commissions, as well as new RTC members, RTC Chairman James McLaughlin noted in an announcement.

Those interested in serving in any of these capacities should email McLauglin at chairman

@newcanaanrepublicans.org