STAMFORD — Republicans and Democrats expressed concern for the family of Stamford Mayor Dannel M. Malloy after his son’s drug arrest.

Malloy’s son, Benjamin Malloy, 19, was arrested along with four minors on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and he faces an array of drug charges including possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

“Any of us could have that problem and some of us did with raising our children,” said Chris Munger, chairman of the Stamford Republican Town Committee. “Dan and Jackie [Malloy] need our prayers and help that this problem can be resolved.”

Munger spoke with Malloy on Thursday and said his “prayers and thoughts” are with the mayor. Speaking on behalf of the Stamford Republican Party, Munger urged Republicans to set aside political differences when addressing the matter.

“This is not a political thing,” he said. “This is a parent thing. Most of us are parents and our heart goes out to him.”

Ellen Camhi, chair of the Democratic Town Committee, said humanism will prevail in public opinion of Malloy.

“Democrats and Republicans are people,” she said. “We bleed red and you have to have this kind of understanding. I can’t imagine too many people who will come down harshly on him.”

Camhi believes the arrest will not affect the Stamford mayor’s political career.

“He’s not alone,” she said. “There are so many other families who face this tragedy and it is a tragedy.”