CT Working Families endorses 99 candidates for office

All WFP-endorsed candidates will be featured on the WFP ballot line in the general election on November 3rd

Hartford, Conn. – The Connecticut Working Families Party (WFP) announced their endorsement of 99 candidates for state and federal office today ahead of the general election on November 3rd. The full list of endorsements is below. 

These endorsements build off a strong primary season during which all four WFP-endorsed candidates won their elections. The large number of general election endorsements is a sign of broad support for progressive reforms, such as a state-level Green New Deal, or redressing injustices against communities of color, or strengthening unions. 

Connecticut is the second most unequal state in the nation, and among the most racially segregated. The pandemic has exacerbated many of the inequities in our state, as low wage workers and communities of color have borne the brunt of uncertainty that the crisis created. Our state must focus its attention on correcting many of the structural harms that have disproportionately affected them. 

“Healthcare, clean air, or affordable housing should not be byproducts of privilege,” said Carlos Moreno, Deputy State Director of the Connecticut Working Families Party. “Candidates endorsed by the Working Families Party understand this, and are willing to support smart, forward thinking policy solutions, centering and investing in the lives of Black, brown and white working class folks with policies like a statewide Green New Deal or a public healthcare option, for example.”

WFP candidates push for comprehensive healthcare reform that ensures that every Connecticut resident,  no matter their income or immigrant status, has access to affordable health care coverage – an urgent need, as the disparate impact of the pandemic has made clear. Additional policy priorities include advocating for a Green New Deal to transition the state’s economy away from fossil fuels, with environmental justice and job creation as a main focus; enacting additional safeguards to protect the rights of immigrant residents in our state;  and protecting collective bargaining in the state, and more.

The Working Families Party endorsement comes with candidate training and strategic campaign support. Candidates are carefully vetted to ensure that they reflect the views and values of Working Families’ members. Recent polling affirmed Working Families’ members vote for candidates who will fight hard for racial, environmental and economic justice, tax fairness, healthcare reform, strong public education system and immigration reform.

Connecticut Working Families Party endorsed the following candidates for the 2020 general election:

US House of Representatives:

1John LarsonRosa DeLauro
2Joe Courtney5Jahana Hayes

State Senate

3M. Saud Anwar18Bob Statchen
4Steve Cassano19Cathy Osten
6Rick Lopes20Martha Marx
7Frederick Moffa24Julie Kushner
9Matt Lesser25Bob Duff
10Gary Winfield28Michelle Lapine McCabe
12Christine Cohen29Mae Flexer
13Mary Daughtery Abrams30David Gronbach
14James Maroney34April Capone
16Jack Perry35Lisa Thomas
17Jorge Cabrera

State House 

2Raghib Allie Brennan65Michelle Cook
6Edwin Vargas66Matthew Dyer
12Geoff Luxenberg67Hilary Ram
13Jason Doucette73Ronald A. Napoli Jr.
14Genevieve Coursey74Michael DiGiovancarlo
15Bobby Gibson82Michael D. Quinn
17Eleni Karvos DeGraw84Hilda E. Santiago
20Kate Farrar85Mary Mushinsky
21Mike Demicco87Kathy Spinato Grant
23David Rubino88Joshua Elliott
24Manny Sanchez90Jim Jinks
25Bobby Sanchez92Pat Dillon
26Peter Tercyak96Roland Lemar
27Gary Turco98Sean Scanlon
28Amy Morrin Bello99Dave Yaccarino Jr.
30JoAnn Angelico-Stetson100Quentin Phipps
33Brandon Bower Chafee101John-Michael Parker
34Judd Melon102Robin Comey
35Christine Goupil104Kara Rochelle
36Christine Palm106Rebekah Harriman-Stites
37Cate Steel107Kerri Colombo
39Anthony Nolan109David Arconti Jr.
40Christine Conley110Bob Godfrey
41Joe de la Cruz114Mary Welander
42Matt Geren115Dorinda Borer
44Christine Rosati Randall116Michael A. DiMassa
46Emmett D. Riley117Tony Sutton
47Kate Donnelly118Frank Smith
48Brian T. Smith119Bryan Neil Anderson
49Susan Johnson123Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox
52Gregory Post132Jennifer Leeper
53Pat Wilson Pheanious133Cristin McCarthy Vahey
54Gregg Haddad134Carla Key Volpe
56Michael Winkler138Kenneth M. Gucker
57Jaime Sarah Foster139Kevin Ryan
58Thomas Arnone142Lucy Dathan
64Maria Horn143Stephanie Thomas