CT Working Families Party 2018 Endorsed Candidates

State Senate

District 9 (Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield): Matt Lesser

Matt Lesser is a rising progressive leader. The son of an immigrant and grandson of a refugee, he knows that tolerance and inclusion matter, as does protecting the middle class.

Matt wrote the law that kept fracking waste out of our state, and he helped pass our marriage equality law. As a cancer survivor, he’s leading efforts to preserve the Affordable Care Act here, and he’s expanded healthcare access for women with cancer. Matt wrote the nation’s first “Student Loan Bill of Rights,” and protected retirement for public school teachers.

District 24 (Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman): Julie Kushner

Julie Kushner has spent her whole life fighting to improve people’s quality of life. She understands that we have a lot going for us in Connecticut, but that we need leadership in the state senate who can get things done and stop holding us back. She is running to pass common sense policies such as affordable college, paid family leave, and local infrastructure investments.

She has a record of finding creative solutions to tough problems and bringing people to the table always had to find creative solutions to tough problems — exactly the experience needed to move Connecticut forward.

State House

District 56 (Vernon): Mike Winkler

Mike Winkler is running for re-election to the State House to continue speaking out and fighting for working people across our state. Mike understands the challenges of raising a family today and has been a strong advocate for crucial polities like paid family leave and living wages.