Connecticut Working Families Party announces candidate endorsements in Norwalk Primary and General Elections

Norwalk Endorsements

Endorse Fairbairn, McMurrer in District C Primary
Harry Rilling for Mayor, several candidates for Common Council, Board of Education in General Election

Norwalk, Conn. – The Connecticut Working Families Party (WFP) announced today its endorsements in Norwalk’s primary and general election. The party is endorsing Tyler Fairbairn and Jenn McMurrer, candidates for district C at the Common Council, ahead of the September 14th primary, showing its commitment to expand progressive majorities in the city.

In addition, WFP also announced its list of endorsed candidates in Norwalk for the general election on November 9. The party is endorsing Harry Rilling for Mayor, showing its support for continuing and expanding policies that put opportunity and social justice front and center, with renewed investments in education, housing, and equitable growth. 

WFP announced its endorsement of Greg Burnett Sr., Dominique Johson, Barbara Smyth, Josh Goldstein, and Nora Niedzielski-Eichner (at large), David Heuvelman (District A), Diana Révolus and Darlene Young (B), Heidi Alterman and Dianne Jellerette (D), Tom Livinsgton and Margaret Shanahan (E) for the Common Council. Sheri Brown,Janine Randolph, Kara Baekey, and Colin Hosten (at large) also received the WFP endorsement for the Board of Education. 

“Norwalk has charted a path towards inclusive growth and shared opportunity, making working families its priority,” says Carlos Moreno, Connecticut State Director of the Working Families Party. “We’re proud to support Mayor Rilling and all of the WFP endorsed candidates as they work together to eradicate inequities and injustices in education, housing, and police reform so that Norwalk can continue to be a city where everyone can thrive.”

“We know that cities are the engines of economic growth in our state,” says Anna Duleep, WFP State Committee member and former Norwalk Common Council Majority Leader. “In the past few years, Norwalk has led the state on policies that ensure this growth is built on equity and opportunity. Tyler and Jenn are the right candidates to further advance social and economic justice in our city.”

The Working Families Party endorsement comes with candidate training and strategic campaign support. All 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.

WFP-endorsed candidates appear on the WFP line on the ballot in the general election.