Carlos Moreno, Interim State Director of the CT Working Families Party, made the following statement in response to election results in the 139th East End District and the loss by Working Families Party endorsed candidate Wanda Simmons:
“The Working Families Party congratulates Wanda Simmons on a hard fought race, and thanks her for her hard work on the campaign and deep commitment to the residents of the 139th district.”
“Wanda Simmons has been a community advocate in Bridgeport her whole life. We haven’t seen the last of her in this race. She’ll run as the Working Families Party nominated candidate in the general election on November 7th.”
“Wanda ran a campaign that all East End voters can be proud of. She focused on the issues and fought hard for every single vote. She brought new ideas to the table about rebuilding Bridgeport, and the results in tonight’s race demonstrate that voters want their leadership to champion progressive economic ideas like fair taxation and budget solutions that are sustainable and provide every family an equal opportunity to thrive.”
The Connecticut Working Families Party is a grassroots political organization that fights for economic and racial justice. The WFP is training and electing the next generation of progressive leaders to office, and fighting for and winning public policies that make a difference in the lives of working people, from raising the minimum wage to increasing funding for public education, to combating climate change, to reforming policing practices and diminishing the influence of big money in politics.