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:

1 John Larson Rosa DeLauro
2 Joe Courtney 5 Jahana Hayes

State Senate

3 M. Saud Anwar 18 Bob Statchen
4 Steve Cassano 19 Cathy Osten
6 Rick Lopes 20 Martha Marx
7 Frederick Moffa 24 Julie Kushner
9 Matt Lesser 25 Bob Duff
10 Gary Winfield 28 Michelle Lapine McCabe
12 Christine Cohen 29 Mae Flexer
13 Mary Daughtery Abrams 30 David Gronbach
14 James Maroney 34 April Capone
16 Jack Perry 35 Lisa Thomas
17 Jorge Cabrera

State House 

2 Raghib Allie Brennan 65 Michelle Cook
6 Edwin Vargas 66 Matthew Dyer
12 Geoff Luxenberg 67 Hilary Ram
13 Jason Doucette 73 Ronald A. Napoli Jr.
14 Genevieve Coursey 74 Michael DiGiovancarlo
15 Bobby Gibson 82 Michael D. Quinn
17 Eleni Karvos DeGraw 84 Hilda E. Santiago
20 Kate Farrar 85 Mary Mushinsky
21 Mike Demicco 87 Kathy Spinato Grant
23 David Rubino 88 Joshua Elliott
24 Manny Sanchez 90 Jim Jinks
25 Bobby Sanchez 92 Pat Dillon
26 Peter Tercyak 96 Roland Lemar
27 Gary Turco 98 Sean Scanlon
28 Amy Morrin Bello 99 Dave Yaccarino Jr.
30 JoAnn Angelico-Stetson 100 Quentin Phipps
33 Brandon Bower Chafee 101 John-Michael Parker
34 Judd Melon 102 Robin Comey
35 Christine Goupil 104 Kara Rochelle
36 Christine Palm 106 Rebekah Harriman-Stites
37 Cate Steel 107 Kerri Colombo
39 Anthony Nolan 109 David Arconti Jr.
40 Christine Conley 110 Bob Godfrey
41 Joe de la Cruz 114 Mary Welander
42 Matt Geren 115 Dorinda Borer
44 Christine Rosati Randall 116 Michael A. DiMassa
46 Emmett D. Riley 117 Tony Sutton
47 Kate Donnelly 118 Frank Smith
48 Brian T. Smith 119 Bryan Neil Anderson
49 Susan Johnson 123 Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox
52 Gregory Post 132 Jennifer Leeper
53 Pat Wilson Pheanious 133 Cristin McCarthy Vahey
54 Gregg Haddad 134 Carla Key Volpe
56 Michael Winkler 138 Kenneth M. Gucker
57 Jaime Sarah Foster 139 Kevin Ryan
58 Thomas Arnone 142 Lucy Dathan
64 Maria Horn 143 Stephanie Thomas